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Columbia College Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Columbia, SC

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$34,486
Tuition and Fees
$19,890
Room and Board
$8,295
Books and Supplies
$1,296
Other Expenses
$4,855
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003430
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
162 (97.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
152 (93.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
151 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
6 (4.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$14,988
Need-Based Gift
Received by 151 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,221
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 130 (86.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,063
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 9 (6.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
9 (5.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,957

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
722 (94.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
662 (91.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
656 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
49 (7.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$14,022
Need-Based Gift
Received by 642 (97.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,732
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 528 (80.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,800
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 63 (9.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
57 (7.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,541

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
70%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$25,241
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
21.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
South Carolina Teacher Loans, United Methodist Student Loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
652
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music
Number of Awards
38
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
127
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
20
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

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