Cost of college went up for all students at Columbia College Chicago


Tuition and fees rose 4.5 percent for 2017-18 at Columbia College Chicago, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois students paid $26,474 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,140 more than the $25,334 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 88 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,451 students received grants or scholarships totaling $16 million and 1,220 students took out student loans totaling more than $9.46 million.

Including all undergraduates, 5,968 students used grants or scholarships totaling $59.01 million. Another 5,808 took out $41.24 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
~3,573
$23,544
$24,344
$25,334
$26,474
12.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Columbia College Chicago 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
624
35%
$2,849,443
$4,566
State / local grant or scholarship
336
19%
$1,426,803
$4,246
Institutional grants or scholarships
1,337
76%
$11,726,128
$8,770
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,451
82%
$16,002,374
$11,029
Federal student loans
1,212
69%
$6,882,810
$5,679
Other student loans
147
8%
$2,575,704
$17,522
Student loan aid
1,220
69%
$9,458,514
$7,753
Total student aid
1,548
88%

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