Net Price Calculator

A private liberal arts education at Columbia College is more affordable than you may think.

Our published tuition, room and board costs are greatly reduced for many students by financial assistance provided directly by Columbia College in the form of scholarships and grants. In addition, many students quality for federal and state aid, as well as low-interest loans.

As a result, the true cost (often referred to as the net price) of your education at Columbia College is usually far less than the published price. According to the College Scorecard provided by the College Transparency and Affordability Center, here’s how Columbia College compares to other local institutions*:


$28, 208


$27, 394





College of Charleston




University of South Carolina


Columbia College            



*Reflects average net price for undergraduate in-state students per year. Net price is what undergraduate students pay after grants and scholarships are subtracted from the Institution’s cost of attendance.

To obtain an estimated true cost for Columbia College and compare other colleges and universities, use the Net Price Calculator or the College Scorecard resource provided by the College Transparency and Affordability Center.