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Columbia College Scholarships

Columbia College Scholarships

Tuition and estimated expenses
All international students studying on an F-1 student visa must submit an official, original bank statement that demonstrates the ability to cover the total cost of attendance for one academic year.

The tuition and costs listed below are the amounts used for issuance of the Columbia College I-20. For questions about these estimated expenses, please contact your admissions counselor.

Please note that tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Estimated expenses for the 2020-2021 academic year (Undergraduate – Main Campus)
Item Cost ($)
Tuition (fixed for 5 years) 24,320
Housing* 5,300
Meal Plan* 3,400
Books** 1,238
Insurance** 1,650
Transportation** 1,920
Personal Expenses** 2,624
Total expenses required for I-20 40,452
Estimated expenses for the 2020-2021 academic year
(Undergraduate – Main Campus – Off Campus)
Item Cost ($)
Tuition (fixed for 5 years) 24,320
Living Expenses** 8,704
Books** 1,238
Insurance** 1,650
Transportation** 2,848
Personal Expenses** 3,904
Total expenses required for I-20 42,664

  • On campus housing rates vary by building and can range from $4,900 to $5,700 based on the building students select to live in. Meal plans are required for all students living on campus and range from $3,300 to $3,500.
    ** Estimated expenses all students, even those with full tuition scholarships, are required to show on the bank statement.

Students receiving scholarships will have the amount needed for their I-20 reduced by the award.

Tuition, off campus living expenses, and other costs are taken from the Financial Aid Department’s Cost of Attendance. On campus living expenses are calculated from the Hughes/Miller double room rate and silver meal plan option.

The awards and criteria listed below are for undergraduate international students studying at the traditional campus in Columbia, Missouri, for the 2018-2019 academic year. To be eligible for scholarships, students must be studying full time as a degree-seeking student each semester.

Please note that these scholarships apply to all non-native English speakers. English-speaking applicants may view the scholarship opportunities for our Residential Campus.

For more information on scholarships, please contact your admissions counselor.

Scholarship Day
Each year Columbia College hosts a Scholarship Day competition for students to compete for one of ten Presidential Scholarships, each worth full tuition. The competition includes a writing exercise and a personal interview with Columbia College faculty and staff. Most international students compete in Scholarship Day via phone or Skype interviews if they are unable to attend in person.

The Presidential Scholarships are awarded only to first-time freshman entering the Main Campus in Columbia, Missouri, for the fall academic semester. The competition will be held in January. Winners will be announced in February. Students must be admitted before competing in this event and meet the eligibility requirements: minimum 3.6 GPA and 1260 SAT (26 ACT).

Please note that these awards are not considered full scholarships, as they only cover tuition. The scholarships do not cover living expenses, health insurance, books, or other personal expenses. For more information about Columbia College’s estimated total cost of attendance, you can go to the “Undergraduate” section listed above.

For more information on competing in Scholarship Day, please contact your admissions counselor.

*Scholarship eligibility criteria and award amounts may change at any time at the discretion of the College. click the link above for more

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