Cost of college went up for all students at Columbia Southern University


Tuition and fees rose 2.2 percent for 2018-19 at Columbia Southern University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Alabama students paid $5,535 to attend the four-year private for-profit institution this year – $120 more than the $5,415 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 95 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 203 students received grants or scholarships totaling $701,514 and 126 students took out student loans totaling more than $797,396.

Including all undergraduates (21,104), 12,759 students used grants or scholarships totaling $24.3 million, and 4,585 students took out $31.3 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~1,477
$5,175
$5,175
$5,415
$5,535
7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Columbia Southern University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
143
67%
$643,601
$4,501
State / local grant or scholarship
0
0%
$0
-
Institutional grants or scholarships
203
95%
$57,913
$285
Grant or scholarship aid total
203
95%
$701,514
$3,456
Federal student loans
126
59%
$797,396
$6,329
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Student loan aid
126
59%
$797,396
$6,329
Total student aid
203
95%
-
-

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