2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVE]

Explanation of Expenses


A listing of current fees is available online at www.ciu.edu/become-student/financial-aid/tuition-fees. While the list of fees and expenses is representative of the costs students may incur, tuition, fees, and expenses may be adjusted and the university may impose new fees without prior notice.


Tuition (Per Semester)

Full-time (12-18 credit hours) $11,420.00
Per hour (less than 12 credit hours) $950.00
Per hour (more than 18 credit hours) $950.00
Summer (per credit hour) $415.00
The College Academy (HS Concurrent Student - per credit hour) $150.00
Audit (per credit hour) $80.00

Room and Board (Per Semester)

Housing Deposit (See “Refunds”) $100.00
3-person room  
  21 meal/week plan or 200 block meal plan $3,420.00
  14 meal/week plan or 165 block meal plan $3,305.00
  10 meal/week plan or 120 block meal plan $3,105.00
2-person room  
  21 meal/week plan or 200 block meal plan $4,075.00
  14 meal/week plan or 165 block meal plan $3,965.00
  10 meal/week plan or 120 block meal plan $3,760.00
1-person room  
  21 meal/week plan or 200 block meal plan $4,860.00
  14 meal/week plan or 165 block meal plan $4,750.00
  10 meal/week plan or 120 block meal plan $4,545.00

NOTE: Room and board costs do not include mid-semester breaks and the time between semesters (e.g., Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break). Due to the volume of requests, first choice may not be available.

RAM CARDS: Students who are on a CIU meal plan may use $150 per semester for purchases made in the Student Center store/snack bar/café. The initial $150 of the Ram Card is included in the Room and Board costs. Students simply scan their CIU ID to make purchases and may add funds to their card at any time.

Music Fees

Private Lessons (per semester)  
  1/2 hour lesson (1 semester credit) $240.00
  1 hour lesson (2 semester credits) $480.00
Class Lessons (per semester) $150.00

Note: Practice rooms are available for students taking lessons.

Graduate & Advanced

Tuition (Per Semester Credit Hour)

Clinical Counseling $550.00
  M.A. in Counseling, Postgraduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling  
Doctor of Philosophy $550.00
  Concentrations in Educational Leadership or Intercultural Studies  
Education $550.00
  M.A. in Bible Teaching, M.A.T., M.E.D., Education Specialist; Ph.D. (Educational Leadership)  
Intercultural Studies $510.00
  Certificate in ICS; Certificate in Muslim Studies; Certificate in TEFL; M.A. ICS, M.A. Muslim Studies, M.A. TEFL/ICS; (excludes Ph.D.)  
Columbia Biblical Seminary $510.00
  Bible & Theology Certificate; Biblical Ministry Certificate; M.A. (Missiological Studies) M.A. (Theological Studies); M.A. in Bible Exposition; M.A. in Care and Counseling; M.A. in Chaplaincy; M.A. in Ministry Studies; M.A. in Youth Ministry; M.Div.; Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Biblical and Theological Studies; Postgraduate Certificate in Military Chaplaincy; Postgraduate Certificate in Missionary Care; Postgraduate Certificate in Pastoral Care; D.Min. (excludes M.A. in Counseling, Postgraduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling)  
Audit $80.00

Other Costs

Enrollment Deposit

Enrollment Deposit (See “Refunds”) $100.00

Registration Fees

Registration Fee (non-refundable/per semester) $35.00

Graduation Expenses

Graduation fees must be paid by the application deadline indicated for each term in the academic calendar.

Graduation Application Fee (per degree) $60.00
Late Fee $50.00

Technology Fees

Undergraduate (non-refundable/per semester)  
  Full-time $275.00
  Part-time $150.00
Graduate (non-refundable/per semester)  
  Full-time $150.00
  Part-time $100.00

Miscellaneous Fees

Student Services & Activity Fee (per semester) $150.00
Parking Fee  
  Per Semester $25.00
  Annual $40.00
Identification Card Replacement Fee $10.00
Diploma/Certificate Replacement Fee $40.00
Diploma/Certificate Certified Copy Fee $90.00
Transcript Fee (per paper transcript) $12.00
Transcript Fee (per electronic transcript) $13.75


All students are required to have health insurance coverage. Under the federal government’s health care law (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), you must have a plan that qualifies as minimum essential coverage or pay a fee on your next federal tax return. There is no special student exception to the federal requirement to have health insurance. CIU does not provide a student health insurance; the student is responsible to secure his or her own coverage.

Addendum for Georgia Students Only

In keeping with the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission’s standards on refunds, the following applies to students who are residents of the state of Georgia and taking classes online or at a Columbia International University site in Georgia:

  • Refunds are made in full to the student within 45 days of the date of withdrawal.
  • Refunds are determined based on the proration of tuition and percentage of program completed at withdrawal, up until 50% of the program.
  • Students completing 50% or more of the instructional time will not receive any refund.
  • Refunds are based on tuition paid for semesters of the instructional program as described in the enrollment agreement. This policy only applies to full withdrawals and it is up to the institution to determine policies for refunds for partial (course) withdrawals.