Undergraduate Bulletin 2021 - 2022 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2021 - 2022

Financial Information



Financial Services Office
3rd Floor, Allison Administration Building
803.786.3244

Fee Schedule for Day College 2021-2022

Tuition and Fees

  Per Semester Fall and Spring
Tuition and Fees - Full-time $10,040 $20,080
Tuition and Fees - Part-time $675 per credit hour  
Room and Board    
First Year Students (19-Meal Plan) $4,170 $8,340
Second Year+ (15-Meal Plan) $4,035 $8,070
Resource & Technology Fee    
Full-Time $400 $800
Part-Time $200 $400

Rates for private rooms vary according to classification and location.

Deposits are applied toward semester fees.

Cost of music lessons will be an additional charge of $300 per semester for one hour of study per week or $150 for one-half hour of study. Credits for applied music must be considered as part of the normal course load. Special music students (those not taking other college work) should enroll through the Pre-College and Adult Education Programs.

Special fees may apply to selected courses. Off-campus internships in certain courses may require an additional fee. The amounts vary and will be announced before the internships begin.

Full settlement of the charges is required by the due date of the bill to ensure reservation in registered classes.

Schedule changes may cause a change to a student’s bill. Students with balances due after the due date are subject to de-registration.

Special Charges

* Extra hours over 18 per semester (except music ensembles) $675 per hour
Part-time students (limit 11 hours per semester) $675 per hour
Full-time fees apply when registration exceeds 11 hours per semester.
Auditing (no applied courses) $295 per course
Joint enrollment (high school students) $513 per hour
Parking permit $25 per year
Consortium fee $50
Summer Tuition 2021 $295 per hour

* Charges will be assessed unless official withdrawal occurs during the add/drop period.

Tuition for All Other Programs

Evening Degree Programs

Tuition for full-time (12-18 s.h.): $6,000.00 per semester
Tuition for part-time (11 or fewer s.h.): $395 per semester hour
Resource & Technology Fee: $25 per credit hour

Full settlement of the comprehensive fee is required before a student may begin classes.

Online Programs

Tuition $395 per semester hour

Full settlement of the comprehensive fee is required before a student may begin classes.

Special Charges

Extra Hours* (over 18 per semester) $395 per s.h.
Premium for Day College Courses $280 per s.h.
Auditing (except to fill out course load; no applied courses) $250 per course
Parking Permit $25 per year
Consortium fee $50

* Charges for extra hours will be assessed unless official withdrawal occurs during the Drop/Add period.

** Special fees may apply to selected courses.

How to Pay

Credit Cards

Columbia College accepts VISA, American Express, Discover, and MasterCard for payment of fees.

Students can pay online at www.columbiasc.edu/epay.

Payment Plans

Students may enroll in the interest-free monthly payment plan offered through Tuition Management Systems, Inc. This 10-month plan starts July 5 and allows students and families to spread all or part of their annual education expenses over the school year in equal monthly payments. Tuition Management Systems, Inc. charges a small annual enrollment fee which also includes life insurance coverage for the unpaid balance.

The four-month plan starts August 5 and allows students and families to spread all or part of their semester education expenses over the school term in equal monthly payments. Tuition Management Systems, Inc. charges a small per semester enrollment fee, which also includes life insurance coverage for the unpaid balance.

Call Tuition Management Systems (TMS) at 1.800.722.4867 or go to www.afford.com for more information or to enroll. Columbia College may restrict enrollment in this plan based on the student’s payment history.

Refund Policy

Day and Evening Colleges

Refund of any portion of tuition will be made only in the case of official withdrawal from the College. This does not apply to summer terms.

When the Student Has Been Enrolled Percentage of Tuition Refunded
Through the end of add/drop: 100%
Through the next 2 calendar days: 75%
Through the next 7 calendar days: 50%
Through the next 7 calendar days: 25%

Scholarship and grant aid from state or institutional sources are subject to the same withdrawal calculations.

Note that in accordance with federal regulations, students receiving federal financial aid funds are subject to Return of Title IV Policy depending on the date of their official withdrawal petition. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Fees are nonrefundable after the end of the drop/add period.

Room charges are nonrefundable according to the terms of the housing contract signed by all resident students.

Unused board, prorated by the week, will be refunded only during the first 28 days of the semester. This applies to students who officially withdraw and to students who leave the residence hall but remain as commuting students.

NO REFUNDS ARE ALLOWED AFTER 28 CALENDAR DAYS OF THE SEMESTER.

Students cannot receive a refund generated by Columbia College funds. If a student receives gift aid from federal, state, or private sources in excess of what is needed to cover tuition, room, board, fees and books; Columbia College aid will be reduced so that the account balance is zero.

Online Students

Refund of any portion of tuition will be made only in the case of official withdrawal from the College.

When the Student Has Been Enrolled Percentage of Tuition Refunded
Through the end of add/drop: 100%
After the end of add/drop: 0%

Scholarship and grant aid from state or institutional sources are subject to the same withdrawal calculations.

Note that in accordance with federal regulations, students receiving federal financial aid funds are subject to Return of Title IV Policy depending on the date of their official withdrawal petition. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Fees are nonrefundable after the end of the drop/add period.

Refunds for Overpayment

Some students may receive financial aid in excess of their charges. In these instances, Columbia College aid will be reviewed and may be reduced. If a credit balance remains, a refund will be issued after enough aid has been disbursed to cover all charges. For questions about disbursement of aid, contact the office of Financial Aid. Questions regarding account balances and refund payments should be addressed to Tuition Accounts.

Refunds are issued through our partner, Paymerang, whom will contact the student via their college e-mail.

Outside Tuition Assistance

Students receiving assistance from outside agencies such as TRA, military, employer, or vocational rehabilitation should contact that agency for instructions and guidelines specific to the program. A voucher or purchase order should be sent to Tuition Accounts so that an invoice may be sent to that agency.