It is important for international applicants to understand the significant financial responsibility of attending a university in the U.S.
The potential of financial aid awarded through Columbia International University to international students cannot be guaranteed and should therefore not be expected. An interested international applicant should seek out all possible means of funding for educational expenses. Find detailed information about scholarships available for international students.
If applying for a Student (F-1) visa or if you hold this visa already, you are required to certify that you will have the sum for all expenses during your first year at CIU. If you plan to bring your spouse and/or children, a proportionately larger amount of money must be certified. The first year expenses include tuition, living expenses, and other estimated expenses to be incurred for books, incidentals, etc. Finances must be proven and the deposit received before the I-20 can be issued.
Non-residential (DMIN, EDD, MED, AIM) students’ financial certification is figured differently. Nonresidential
students come to campus for brief residency sessions and require an F-1 visa. The student does not financially certify but deposits for each class they plan to take for that session (Summer, Winterim, or Spring/Fall intensive). An enrollment deposit and a mailing fee ($75) are required before issuing the I-20 document.
|Traditional Students||Non-Residential: AccessCIU, MED, EDD, DMIN|
|Single Students||$7,000||One Class||$1,800|
|Married Students||$10,000||Two Classes||$3,600|