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Tuition & Fees

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 investment — 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.

Tuition & Program Fees (2024-2025)
Regular Tuition* $375 per credit hour
Audit Tuition $100 per credit hour
Music Lessons (Voice/Piano/Guitar – 30 minutes/week) $425 per semester
Music Lessons (Voice/Piano/Guitar – 60 minutes/week) $850 per semester
Quest Program Tuition & Trip Fees $13,800 per year
Tuition: $9375 + Trip Fees: $4425

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

Student Fees
Student Services Fee Applies to
Residence $325
Commuter 6 credits or more $275
Commuter < 6 credits $75
The above fee schedule includes student activities & events, recreation, programming, technology (wifi), logos bible software, fitness centre, and library.
Miscellaneous Student Fees Applies to
Guard Me Health Insurance US & International Certificate Students who don’t have proof of insurance $175-$200 on average
Parking Commuter Students $180 (+GST)/year
Applicable Resident Students $230/year
Printing Fee (0.10 per sheet) All Students $5/semester average
Athletics Fee Bearcat Athletes Only $400/year
1-Card Replacement Fee All Students $25
1-Card (printing, vending) Refund Fee All Students $5
Laundry Fees ($3 per load) All Students $40/semester average
Counselling Fees All Students $20/session
Graduation Fee Graduating Students $150
Application Fee All Students $50
Late Payment Fee All Students $150
Deferred Payment Plan (DPP) Fee Students Paying by DPP $100
Student Loan Payment Plan (SLPP) Documentation Fee Students Paying by Student Loans $100


All fees are per semester unless indicated otherwise.

Residence Costs
Fall 2024: Eight-Month Stay (September to April)
     Junior Housing Room Rate $1,700 per semester
     Sophomore Housing Room Rate $1,900 per semester
     Senior Housing Room Rate $2,100 per semester
     Room Deposit/Damage Deposit (Refundable, pending room inspection) $300
Meal Plan (mandatory for Resident Students):
     Junior Housing Meal Plan – LITE* $2,100 per semester (+GST)
     Junior Housing Meal Plan – REGULAR* $2,520 per semester (+GST)
     Sophomore Housing Meal Plan $1,175 per semester (+GST)
     Senior Housing Meal Plan $650 per semester (+GST)


*Jr. Housing students will have the option to choose either the LITE or REGULAR meal plan.

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.

Financial Aid Options

Over two-thirds of eligible full-time 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.

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.

refund policy

Only payments received in excess on a student account will be available for a refund after Add/Drop Week. Requests must be made at the Front Office Reception desk. An approved student loan is only deemed received after the funds have been wire transferred to Columbia or a cheque has been received by Columbia. Payments received from a parent/legal guardian will only be refunded into the parent’s/legal guardian’s name unless otherwise stated.