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Columbus State University

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Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Tuition. Undergraduate students who meet residency requirements for in-state tuition and are enrolled for 15 or more credit hours are assessed in-state tuition at $2,487 or $165.80 per hour if enrolled in less than 15 hours. Undergraduate students who do not meet residency requirements for in-state tuition and are enrolled for 15 or more credit hours are assessed out-of-state tuition at $8,778 or $584.20 per hour. Online undergraduate courses are assessed a tuition rate of $266 per hour and are not subject to the 15 hour cap. Special undergraduate programs may be charged at a higher rate.

Graduate Tuition. Graduate students who meet residency requirements for in-state tuition and are enrolled for 12 or more credit hours are assessed in-state tuition at $2,286 or $191 per hour if enrolled in less than 12 hours. Graduate students who do not meet residency requirements for in-state tuition and are enrolled for 12 or more credit hours are assessed out-of-state tuition at $9,146 or $763 per hour if enrolled in less than 12 hours. Online graduate courses are assessed a tuition rate of $291 per hour and are not subject to the 12 hour cap. Special graduate programs and courses may be charged at a higher rate.

Mandatory Fees. Mandatory fees are assessed to all students for fall, spring, and summer semesters. All fees except the technology fee and the institutional fee may be waived for certain distance education programs.

Undergraduates (Non-guaranteed rate)

Hours In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Fees In-State Total Out-of-State Total
1 $169.93 $599.80 $767.50 $937.43 $1,367.30
2 $339.86 $1,199.60 $767.50 $1,107.36 $1,967.10
3 $509.79 $1,799.40 $767.50 $1,277.29 $2,566.90
4 $679.72 $2,399.20 $767.50 $1,447.22 $3,166.70
5 $849.65 $2,999.00 $900 $1,749.65 $3,899.00
6 $1,019.58 $3,598.80 $900 $1,919.58 $4,498.80
7 $1,189.51 $4,198.60 $900 $2,089.51 $5,098.60
8 $1,359.44 $4,798.40 $900 $2,259.44 $5,698.40
9 $1,529.37 $5,398.20 $900 $2,429.37 $6,298.20
10 $1,699.30 $5,998.00 $900 $2,599.30 $6,898.00
11 $1,869.23 $6,597.80 $900 $2,769.23 $7,497.80
12 $2,039.16 $7,197.60 $900 $2,939.16 $8,097.60
13 $2,209.09 $7,797.40 $900 $3,109.09 $8,697.40
14 $2,379.02 $8,397.20 $900 $3,279.02 $9,297.20
15 $2,549.00 $8,997.00 $900 $3,449.00 $9,897.00

Undergraduate Fees Breakdown

Fee Cost Fee Cost Fee Cost
Activity Fee $67 Athletic Fee $200 Health Fee $43
Access Fee $20 Technology Fee $79 Parking Deck Fee $42
Rec. Center Fee $170 Institutional Fee $132.50 (1-4 hours)
$265 (5+ hours)
International Fee $14

Exceptions

Tuition for online undergraduate CSU courses is $270 per semester hour plus the technology fee and institution fee.

Tuition for online RN-to-BSN is $290 per semester hour.

Tuition for the WebBSIT program is $350 per semester hour.

Tuition for the DN3 program is $200 per semester hour.


Graduate Students (see below for exceptions)

Hours In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Fees In-State Total Out-of-State Total
1 $196.00 $782.00 $767.50 $963.50 $1,549.50
2 $392.00 $1,564.00 $767.50 $1,159.50 $2,331.50
3 $588.00 $2,346.00 $767.50 $1,355.50 $3,113.50
4 $784.00 $3,128.00 $767.50 $1,551.50 $3,895.50
5 $980.00 $3,910.00 $900 $1,880.00 $4,810.00
6 $1,176.00 $4,692.00 $900 $2,076.00 $5,592.00
7 $1,372.00 $5,474.00 $900 $2,272.00 $6,374.00
8 $1,568.00 $6,256.00 $900 $2,468.00 $7,156.00
9 $1,764.00 $7,038.00 $900 $2,664.00 $7,938.00
10 $1,960.00 $7,820.00 $900 $2,860.00 $8,720.00
11 $2,156.00 $8,602.00 $900 $3,056.00 $9,502.00
12+ $2,343.00 $9,375.00 $900 $3,243.00 $10,275.00

Graduate Fees Breakdown

Fee Cost Fee Cost Fee Cost
Activity Fee $67 Athletic Fee $200 Health Fee $43
Access Fee $20 Technology Fee $79 Parking Deck Fee $42
Rec. Center Fee $170 International Fee $14 Institutional Fee $132.50 (1-4 hours)
$265 (5+ hours)

Exceptions

Tuition for the MBA program is charged at $245 in-state/$981 out-of-state per credit hour plus all mandatory fees.

Tuition for the MS in Organizational Leadership is charged at $245 in-state/$981 out-of-state per credit hour plus all mandatory fees.

Tuition for the MPA program is charged at $230 in-state /$920 out-of-state per credit hour plus all mandatory fees.

Tuition for the Doctorate in Educational Leadership is $379 per credit hour in-state and $1,090 out-of-state.

Tuition for the online MEd in Educational Leadership program is $385 per hour plus the technology and institution fees.

Tuition for online CSU graduate courses is $296 per semester hour plus the technology and institution fee.

Tuition for the Online Graduate MBA program is $728 per semester hour.

Tuition for the online MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) is $385 per credit hour plus the technology and institution fee.

Tuition for the online M.S. in Applied Computer Science is charged at $321 per credit hour plus the technology and institution fee.

Tuition for the GOML (online MEd in Accomplished Teaching, online MAT in Math and Science) is $385 per credit hour plus the technology and institution fees.


Fee and Tuition waivers. Residents of Georgia enrolling under Georgia Constitutional Amendment 23 (62 years of age or older) may have fees and tuition waived. Students must pay special lab fees if applicable. Arrangements should be made in advance through the Admissions Office. *All fees except the technology fee and the institutional fee may be waived for certain distance education programs. Mandatory fees for summer term may be charged at slightly lower rate. Documentation is required to receive an out of state tuition wavier.

Graduate Assistantships. Students approved for graduate assistantships are assessed tuition of $25 for up to 10 semester hours of credit plus applicable student activity, athletic, technology, health, campus access, parking deck, and student recreation center fees. Graduate assistants must also participate in the Board of Regents Mandatory Student Insurance Program unless covered under another group major medical policy that meets approved waiver criteria.