Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance


2015-16 Undergraduate Estimated Cost of Attendance Budget  (9 months)
   On-campus
(24-36 credit hrs)
Online only
(24-36 credit hrs)
   Tuition and feesOn-campus
(24-36 credit hrs)
$20,430
Online only
(24-36 credit hrs)
$20,190
   Books and SuppliesOn-campus
(24-36 credit hrs)
$1,000
Online only
(24-36 credit hrs)
$1,000
   Room and BoardOn-campus
(24-36 credit hrs)
$7,530
 
   TransportationOn-campus
(24-36 credit hrs)
$2,000
 
   MiscellaneousOn-campus
(24-36 credit hrs)
$3,000
 
   Average Loan FeeOn-campus
(24-36 credit hrs)
$80
Online only
(24-36 credit hrs)
$80
   TotalOn-campus
(24-36 credit hrs)
$34,040
Online only
(24-36 credit hrs)
$21,270
2015-16 Seminary/School of Ministry Estimated  Full-Time Cost of Attendance Budget (9 months)
   Resident
(18 credit hrs)
Online only
(18 credit hrs)
   Tuition and feesResident
(18 credit hrs)
$8,670
Online only
(18 credit hrs)
$8,430
   Books and SuppliesResident
(18 credit hrs)
$1,000
Online only
(18 credit hrs)
$1,000
   Room and BoardResident
(18 credit hrs)
$10,000
   
   TransportationResident
(18 credit hrs)
$3,000
   
   MiscellaneousResident
(18 credit hrs)
$3,000
   
   Average Loan FeeResident
(18 credit hrs)
$220
Online only
(18 credit hrs)
$120
   TotalResident
(18 credit hrs)
$25,890
Online only
(18 credit hrs)
$9,550

                           

The cost of attendance varies for undergraduate, graduate school and the Seminary & School of Ministry.

The Financial Aid Office determines your financial aid eligibility by subtracting your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your Cost of Attendance (COA). The information you report on your FAFSA is used in a formula established by the U.S. Congress, which determines your EFC.

The COA that your financial aid package is based upon reflects standard and reasonable costs. Tuition and fee rates vary by a student’s enrollment status. The tuition and fee component in your COA is a standard amount based on full-time enrollment; however, it can vary slightly due to additional fees assessments for course fees, specific program fees, and on-line course fees.

Room and Board charges vary based upon the number of people in a room and meal plan.

The COA budget component for housing and meals for students who live with parents or reside in off-campus housing are estimated from student surveys.  CIU does not charge you for these amounts, but they are part of your Financial Aid COA budget to determine your financial aid eligibility. Housing and meal costs for a commuting student are variable and depend greatly on the student’s living arrangements.

Books and supplies are variable costs and depend upon your particular program of study. Transportation and Miscellaneous expenses vary, and can consume a large part of your educational costs if you don’t budget carefully.  These expenses in the COA have been obtained through student surveys conducted by CIU's Institutional Research office.

In all cases, the total amount a student is awarded cannot exceed the cost of a CIU education. In some instances, when Title IV (certain federal financial aid programs) and certain South Carolina aid is awarded, students are limited to receive grants and scholarships up to the student’s demonstrated financial need.

Costs are subject to change by the Columbia International University Board of Trustees.