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.
|Guard Me Health Insurance||US & International Certificate Students who don’t have proof of insurance||$182|
Applicable resident students
|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.
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.