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Tuition and Fees 2017-2018

Undergraduate Tuition

Full-time Students, per Semester

(including degree programs, certificate programs, and student-at-large)

One semester, 12-16 credit hours $12,790
Annual Tuition (12-16 credit hours for Fall & Spring) $25,580
Each credit hour over 16 per semester $647

Part-Time Students, per Semester

(including degree programs, certificate programs, and student-at-large)

Per credit hour for part-time students (<12 credit hours) $883

Summer Session

(including degree programs, certificate programs, and student-at-large)

Each credit hour during summer semester

$707

Graduate Tuition

More About Our Graduate Programs

Program

Cost per Credit Hour

Master of Arts Management (MAM), Cinema Directing (MFA), Creative Producing (MFA); European Devised Performance Practice (MFA)  $1,204
Interdisciplinary Arts (MA), Interdisciplinary Arts & Media (MFA), Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts (MFA), Journalism (MA), Photography (MFA), Music Composition for the Screen (MFA) $1,117

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling (MA), Art Education (MAT), Elementary Education (MAT), Creative Writing – Fiction (MFA), Creative Writing – Poetry (MFA), Creative Writing – Nonfiction (MFA)

$1,064

Graduate Certificate in Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling (Alt Route), Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis, Certificate in Movement Pattern Analysis

$1,064 
Registration Fee, per Semester*

Registration and Related Fees

Application Fee*

Undergraduate Students $35.00
Graduate Students $55.00
International $100.00

Graduation Fee*

Undergraduate Students $175.00
Graduate Students $150.00

Orientation Fee*

(First Semester Only/Undergraduate) $125.00
First Semester Only/International Students $175.00

Health Center Fee, PER SEMESTER*

Full Time Students $70.00
Part Time Students $45.00

Registration Fee, per Semester*

The Registration Fee is charged TO students enrolled in summer semester internships earning 0 credit hours.

All Students $50.00

Student Activity Fee, per Semester*

Full-Time Students **$120.00
Part-Time Students **$60.00

VENTRA UPASS FEE, PER SEMESTER***

Full-Time Students Only****

***$132.00

U-Pass Replacement Fee  

$50.00

Technology Fee

Technology Fee (6 credit hours or more) $150.00

Semester in L.A. Fee

All students enrolled in Semester in L.A. program $125 per course up to a maximum of $500.00

*Non-refundable fees

**Requires vote of Student Government Association

***CTA will have final determination of rate

**** Undergraduate and Graduate full-time students and Graduate students enrolled in an eligible thesis course. Part-time students are ineligible for the Ventra UPASS.

Tuition Refund Schedule

Refund Policy

Columbia College Chicago refunds 100% of all tuition and fees through the published deadlines below. After the published dates below, full tuition and fees are charged. Students are charged 100% of tuition and fees for any coursework from which they drop/withdraw after the published dates.

2017/2018

Course Length in Calendar Weeks Last day to drop for 100% refund in calendar days
14-15 weeks Start of class + 13 days (end of week 2 of standard term)
12-13 weeks Start of class + 10 days
10-11 weeks Start of class + 8 days
8-9 weeks Start of class + 7 days
6-7 weeks Start of class + 5 days
4-5 weeks Start of class + 3 days
2-3 weeks (includes A term and J term) Start of class + 1 day
1 week or less Must drop class prior to class start date
Sub-Session G: 1 week class Must drop class prior to class start date

Students who withdraw from all courses and were awarded Title IV aid (federal financial aid) will have their aid award prorated based on their last date of attendance. Award adjustments may result in a student account balance. For more information on academic impacts to financial aid click here.