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Bursar's Office

Tuition and Fees

At Columbus State University, we’re committed to fostering a distinctive learning environment that’s attainable and affordable for every student. From the Office of Financial Aid to convenient payment plan options, CSU is here to help all students successfully manage the financial dimension of their education.

Columbus State is ranked #78 among the nation’s 100 Most Affordable Colleges and Universities by College Consensus and is ranked among the Top 10 Best Online Colleges in Georgia by Value Colleges. These and other rankings speak to the value a Columbus State education provides.

Invest in an education that’s creative to the core. Our immersive curriculum, world-class facilities, student- focused instructors, and internship and cooperative education experiences make Columbus State the perfect place to Create You.

Tuition and Fees for Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021

Fee Payment Deadline Summer 2021

  • Entire summer balance due on student's first day of the term

Payments should be made online through MyCSU via credit or debit card, or by electronic check. You can also mail a check or money order to:

Columbus State University Bursar's Office
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907

Tuition and Fees for Summer 2020

Tuition for online undergraduate CSU courses is $182.13 per semester hour plus the Technology Fee and Special Institutional Fee.

Mandatory Fees:

    • Special Institutional Fee: $132.50 for students enrolled in 1-4 hours; $265 for students enrolled in 5+ hours.
    • Technology Fee: $79

Exceptions - Tuition for these programs are not subject to the 12 hour cap.

  • Tuition for online RN to BSN is $199 per semester hour plus the Technology Fee and Special Institutional Fee.
  • Tuition for the WebBSIT program is $350 per semester hour plus the Special Institutional Fee.
  • Tuition for eCore classes is $159 per semester hour plus the Technology Fee and Special Institutional Fee.
  • Tuition for the Georgia Film Academy (COMM 115, COMM 2498) is $125 per credit hour.

Tuition for online graduate CSU courses is $210 per semester hour plus the Technology Fee and Special Institutional Fee.

Mandatory Fees:

    • Special Institutional Fee: $132.50 for students enrolled in 1-4 hours; $265 for students enrolled in 5+ hours.
    • Technology Fee: $79

Exceptions - Tuition for these programs are not subject to the 15 hour cap.

  • Tuition for the Ed.D. in Curriculum and Leadership is $393 per per credit hour in-state and $1,125 out-of-state plus the Technology Fee and Special Institutional Fee.
  • Tuition for online Ed.D. courses is $ 450 per semester hour plus the Technology Fee and Special Institutional Fee.
  • Tuition for the MBA program is charged at $259 in-state/$1,016 out-of-state per credit hour plus the Technology Fee and Special Institutional Fee.
  • Tuition for the MS in Organizational Leadership is charged at $259 in-state/$1,016 out-of-state per credit hour plus the Technology Fee and Special Institutional Fee.
  • Tuition for the MPA program is charged at $244 in-state /$956 out-of-state per credit hour plus the Technology Fee and Special Institutional Fee.
  • Tuition for the online M.Ed and Ed.S in Educational Leadership program is $385 per hour plus the Technology Fee and Special Institutional Fee.
  • Tuition for the online Graduate MBA program is $739 per semester hour plus the Special Institutional Fee.
  • Tuition for the online MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) is $385 per credit hour plus the Technology Fee and Special Institutional Fee.
  • Tuition for the online M.S. in Applied Computer Science is charged at $329 per credit hour plus the Technology Fee and Special Institutional Fee.
  • Tuition for the GOML (online MEd in Accomplished Teaching, online MAT in Math and Science) is $385 per credit hour plus the Technology Fee and Special Institutional Fee.

NOTE: Payment is due by the due date above. If you register for class and decide not to attend, it is your responsibility to withdraw from all courses. Failure to withdraw may result in fees due to the university and a hold on academic records.

There will be no refunds for partial withdrawals. For a 100% refund, you must drop during the schedule change period indicated on the academic calendar.

In accordance with the University System of Georgia Board of Regents Policy 7.3.4.2, students living in on-campus housing will be charged all mandatory fees for all classes for which they are registered, regardless of whether their classes are on campus or online.

Tuition and Fees for Previous Years