In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Columbus State Community College was $5,038 a year for in-state students and $10,304 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If this information makes going to college sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition does not give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students owe much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until after graduation.
International students can expect to pay 12,225 per year for tuition at Columbus State Community College.
Columbus State Community College is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $5,038 for in-state students who attend full-time.Non-Ohio residents can expect to pay 10,304 per year for tuition.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing an insitution where you qualify for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Be sure to check your state's rules for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
Tuition at Columbus State is higher for international students than it is for out-of-state students.
International students at Columbus State Community College can expect to pay around $12,225 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Columbus State.
Columbus State does not provide on-campus housing for students, so there is no cost for housing, however you should take into account the cost of off-campus housing when estimating the cost of different colleges.
Meal-plan costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation.
A school's location can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in a city may be pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Columbus State Community College campus is located in a urban setting in Ohio, near Columbus.
When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to factor in the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Columbus State.
What will the cost of attending Columbus State be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
Columbus State’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for both full and part-time students
In 2022, 0 of the 28,159 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.
|Most Common Loans for Columbus State Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Columbus State financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Columbus State students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Columbus State seem more manageable.
What will attending Columbus State really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Columbus State's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Columbus State offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Columbus State has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
To learn more about Columbus State, choose from the options below:
Connect with other students, parents, and admissions professionals to learn more about about Columbus State in the College Confidential forums
Tuition & Fees
Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
Tuition and Fees
Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!
Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!
Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.