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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.

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.

Definitely Within Reach

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.

Tuition & Fees Breakdown

Regular Tuition* $360 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.

  Outdoor Leadership – Year 2 Fees $6,470
    Emergency Rescue Technician Course Fees $6,954
    Intercultural Studies Internship Fee (8-month) $4,140
    Intercultural Studies Internship Fee (4-month) $2,760
    Quest Trip Fees $4,000
Fall 2021: Eight-Month Stay (September to April)
Room Rate – first installment (due August 15) $1,900
Room Rate – second installment (due December 15) $1,000
Room Deposit/Damage Deposit (Refundable, pending room inspection) $300
Resident Programming Fee

(Helps cover costs for RD/RL staff and res activities like unit meetings, dorm socials, etc.)

$50 per semester
Resident Parking Pass $100 per semester
Technology Fee

(Covers costs of campus WIFI, ID card tech, security cameras, classroom AV equipment.)

$50 per semester
Laundry ($1.50 per load) $40 per semester average
Meal plan:
Junior Housing Meal Plan (mandatory for Jr. Housing residents) $1,200 per semester plus GST
Sophomore Housing Meal Plan (mandatory for Soph. Housing residents) $600 per semester plus GST
Senior Housing Meal Plan (mandatory for Sr. Housing residents) $350 per semester plus GST
Commuters Parking Pass (per year) $160 (+GST)
Commuter Technology Fee (if taking 7+ credits, charged per semester)

(Covers costs of campus WIFI, ID card tech, security cameras, classroom AV equipment.)

$35
Applies to
Guard Me Health Insurance US & International Certificate Students who don’t have proof of insurance $182
Recreation Fee

(Covers costs of fitness centre and provides access to Bearcat home games.)

All students taking 7+ credits/semester $55
Student Council Fee (Full-time)

(Funds campus-wide social events and activities of StucCo committees)

Students taking 12 cr +/semester $50
Student Council Fee (Part-time) Students taking less than 12 cr/semester $30
Urban Mission Dynamic Trip First-year Students $35
Counselling Services Fee All students $5/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
Financial Aid Payment Plan (FAPP) Documentation Fee*

All fees are per semester unless indicated otherwise.