Money can be a big stress for students. I am so thankful for the scholarships I was able to get to help pay for my education.

Costs

 

The value of a Columbia education.

Exploring your calling is one of the best investments you'll ever make.

 

Your post-secondary education is a major investement — of your time, your energy, and your financial resources. We've created this page to help you be as clear as possible on the costs and the sources of funding available to you as you consider becoming a student here at Columbia Bible College.

We believe that your time at Columbia will be worth every penny. A Columbia education puts you on the path towards a no-regrets life where you are grounded in Christ, able to connect your faith to the world around you, and ready to make a positive difference. You'll experience caring, passionate faculty and staff, solid biblical teaching, a community that's fun and supportive, and opportunities to practice what you're learning. Which means that you'll grow in every dimension of who you are — mind, spirit, character, passions, and skills.

 

 

Definitely within reach.

 

Affordable On-Campus Living

Affordable On-Campus Living

To keep your total costs affordable, we've chosen to set our residence and meal plan costs as low as possible. If you're planning to study away from home, this means that your total cost of education at Columbia will be comparable (or even lower) to your total costs at a public Canadian college or university.

 

Estimate my Total Costs

 

 

Financial Aid Options

Financial Aid Options

Over two-thirds of eligible fulltime students receive scholarships and bursaries to help cover their tuition and expenses at Columbia. Financial aid options include merit-based awards, bursaries, grants, matches, and discounts. Our friendly financial aid advisor will help you explore the options open to you.

 

Learn about Financial Aid

 

Payment Plans and Student Loans

Loans & Payment Details

When you study full-time at Columbia, you're eligible for several student loan programs across Canada and the US should you need them. You can also take advantage of our deferred payment plan and spread your tuition payments across the semester.

 

Learn about Loans & Payment Plans

 

Tuition & Fees Breakdown

 

 

Tuition

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 Regular Tuition* $335     per credit hour
 Educational Assistant Tuition $321   per credit hour
 Audit Tuition $50   per credit hour
 Music Lessons (Voice/Piano/Guitar - 30 minutes/week) $360   per semester


* Note that the same tuition rates apply for residents of BC, other Canadian provinces, the US, and other countries.

 

 

Program-Specific Fees

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    Applied Leadership - Optional Costa Rica Trip   $7500
    Christianity & Culture - Optional New York Trip   $2000
    Emergency Rescue Technician Course Fees   $6044
    Intercultural Studies Internship Fee   $3570
    Quest Trip Fees   $2000

 

 

Residence Fees

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Fall 2018: Eight-Month Stay (September to April)        
Room Rate - first installment (due August 15) $1,750    
Room Rate - second installment (due November 30) $900    
Room Deposit/Damage Deposit (Refundable, pending room inspection) $300    
Resident Programming Fee

What's this?

Helps cover costs for RD/RA staff and res activities like unit meetings, dorm socials, etc.
$75   per academic year
Resident Parking Pass $190   per academic year
Technology Fee

What's this?

Covers costs of campus WIFI, ID card tech, security cameras, classroom AV equipment.
$44   per semester
Laundry ($1.50 per load) $40   per semester average
Your choice of meal plan:      
Light Meal Plan (Jr. Housing) $960   per semester
Regular Meal Plan (Jr. Housing) $1,410   per semester
Bearcat Meal Plan (Jr. Housing) $1,800   per semester
Basic Meal Plan (Jr. Housing) $500   per semester plus GST
Senior Housing Meal Plan (mandatory for Sr. Housing residents) $325   per semester plus GST

 

More Info about Meal Plans

 

Starting in Winter 2019?

Winter 2019: Four-Month Stay (January to April)        
Room Rate  (due November 30) $1,300    
Room Deposit/Damage Deposit (Refundable, pending room inspection) $300    
Resident Programming Fee $75    
Parking Pass $95   per semester
Technology Fee $44   per semester
Laundry ($1.50 per load) $40   per semester average

 

 

Commuter Costs

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Commuters Parking Pass (per year)   $160 (+GST)
Commuter Technology Fee (if taking 7+ credits per semester)

What's this?

Covers costs of campus WIFI, ID card tech, security cameras, classroom AV equipment.
  $32

 

 

Additional Fees

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  Applies to    
BC Health Insurance Plan A US & International Certificate Students   $420
BC Health Insurance Plan B US & International Diploma/Degree Students   $570
Recreation Fee

What's this?

Covers costs of fitness centre and provides access to Bearcat home games.
All students taking 7+ credits/semester   $54
Student Council Fee (Full-time)

What's this?

Funds campus-wide social events and activities of StucCo committees
Students taking 12 cr +/semester   $47
Student Council Fee (Part-time) Students taking less than 12 cr/semester   $26
Urban Mission Dynamic Trip First-year Students   $235
New Student Retreat New Students   $65

Printing Fee (0.10 per sheet)

All students   $5/semester average
Athletics Fee (per year) Bearcat Athletes only   $300
Graduation Fee Graduating Students   $150 
Logos Bible Software Fee All students   $15
Deferred Payment Plan (DPP) or Students paying by DPP or Student Loans   $100 
Financial Aid Payment Plan (FAPP) Documentation Fee*  
All fees are per semester unless indicated otherwise.

 

 

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