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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.

Regular Tuition* $375 per credit hour
Audit Tuition $100 per credit hour
Music Lessons (Voice/Piano/Guitar – 30 minutes/week) $425 per semester

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

Applies to
Guard Me Health Insurance US & International Certificate Students who don’t have proof of insurance $182
Parking Commuter students

Applicable resident students

$160 (+GST)/year

$200 (+GST)/year

Recreation Fee All students taking 7+ credits/semester $55
Student Council Fee (Full-time) Students taking 12 cr +/semester $60
Student Council Fee (Part-time) Students taking less than 12 cr/semester $30
Technology Fee All students $55/semester
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 one-time fee
Deferred Payment Plan (DPP) or Students paying by DPP or Student Loans $100
Student Loan Payment Plan (SLPP) Documentation Fee*

All fees are per semester unless indicated otherwise.

Fall 2023: Eight-Month Stay (September to April)
Junior Housing Room Rate $1,650 per semester
Sophomore Housing Room Rate $1,850 per semester
Senior Housing Room Rate $2,050 per semester
Room Deposit/Damage Deposit (Refundable, pending room inspection) $300
Resident Programming Fee $50 per semester
Laundry ($3.00 per load) $40 per semester average
Meal Plan (mandatory for Resident Students):
Junior Housing Meal Plan – LITE* $2,000 per semester (+GST)
Junior Housing Meal Plan – REGULAR* $2,400 per semester (+GST)
Sophomore Housing Meal Plan $1,100 per semester (+GST)
Senior Housing Meal Plan $600 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.