Tuition and Fees

TUITION RATES

Columbia College Hollywood is committed to making tuition rates, fees, and payment options affordable, transparent, and easy-to-understand. Columbia College Hollywood’s 2021 tuition rates are fixed at $535 per credit hour for all programs except the Online Graphic Design + Interactive Media (GDIM) BFA which are $286 per credit hour. Your quarterly cost of tuition is calculated per credit hour based on your enrollment.

  • If you enroll in 8 credit hours, your tuition cost is $4,280 per quarter, $2,288 for Online GDIM.
  • If you enroll in 12 credit hours, your tuition cost is $6,420 per quarter, $3,432 for Online GDIM.
  • If you enroll in 16 credit hours, your tuition cost is $8,560 per quarter, $4,576 for Online GDIM.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Most federal financial aid programs require enrollment in a minimum of 8 credit hours per quarter.
  • Some scholarships and aid programs require you to maintain full-time status, which is a minimum of 12 credit hours per quarter.
  • To earn your BFA in 4 years or less, you must enroll in 16 credit hours per quarter.

ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE

The Estimated Cost of Attendance gives you an estimate of the amount you would generally pay each year to attend Columbia College Hollywood full-time for 3 consecutive quarters with a one quarter break and without student financial aid assistance.

It includes costs that would be billed directly to you by the college and indirect costs, like room, board, and additional expenses. These costs vary depending on your course load, degree program, and housing type. Your Estimated Cost of Attendance serves as the ceiling on the amount of financial aid an eligible student may receive.

BFA Cinema & AFA Cinema

Component Description Per 16-credit Quarter Per 3-Semester Academic Year
Tuition Full Time: 16 credit hours ($535 per credit hour) $8,560 $25,680
Production Insurance Quarterly premium $115 $345
Accident Insurance Quarterly premium $50 $150
Course Supplies & Materials Electronics, software, and course materials $375 $1,125
Food Food, snacks, household supplies $1,857 $5,571
Housing Rent and utilities $3,894 $11,682
Transportation Transportation to/from classes and work $306 $918
Personal/Miscellaneous Clothing, laundry, personal care, recreation, medical, gifts, etc $1,281 $3,843
Total Cost of Attendance (excludes allowances for actual institutional charges) $16,438 $49,314

BFA Graphic Design + Interactive Media (On-Ground)

 

Component Description Per 16-credit Quarter Per 3-Semester Academic Year
Tuition Full Time: 16 credit hours ($535 per credit hour) $8,560 $25,680
Accident Insurance Quarterly premium $50 $150
Course Supplies & Materials Electronics, software, and course materials $375 $1,125
Food Food, snacks, household supplies $1,857 $5,571
Housing Rent and utilities $3,894 $11,682
Transportation Transportation to/from classes and work $306 $918
Personal/Miscellaneous Clothing, laundry, personal care, recreation, medical, gifts, etc $1,281 $3,843
Total Cost of Attendance (excludes allowances for actual institutional charges) $16,323 $48,969

BFA Graphic Design + Interactive Media (Online)

 

Component Description Per 16-credit Quarter Per 3-Semester Academic Year
Tuition Full Time: 16 credit hours ($286 per credit hour) $4,576 $13,728
Accident Insurance Quarterly premium $50 $150
Course Supplies & Materials Electronics, software, and course materials $375 $1,125
Food Food, snacks, household supplies $1,857 $5,571
Housing Rent and utilities $3,894 $11,682
Transportation Transportation to/from classes and work $306 $918
Personal/Miscellaneous Clothing, laundry, personal care, recreation, medical, gifts, etc $1,281 $3,843
Total Cost of Attendance (excludes allowances for actual institutional charges) $12,339 $37,017

Military BFA Graphic Design + Interactive Media (Online)

 

Component Description Per 16-credit Quarter Per 3-Semester Academic Year
Tuition Full Time: 16 credit hours ($234 per credit hour) $3,744 $11,232
Accident Insurance Quarterly premium $50 $150
Course Supplies & Materials Electronics, software, and course materials $375 $1,125
Food Food, snacks, household supplies $1,857 $5,571
Housing Rent and utilities $3,894 $11,682
Transportation Transportation to/from classes and work $306 $918
Personal/Miscellaneous Clothing, laundry, personal care, recreation, medical, gifts, etc $1,281 $3,843
Total Cost of Attendance (excludes allowances for actual institutional charges) $11,507 $34,521

BFA Visual Effects (On-Ground and Online)

 

Component Description Per 16-credit Quarter Per 3-Semester Academic Year
Tuition Full Time: 16 credit hours ($535 per credit hour) $8,560 $25,680
Accident Insurance Quarterly premium $50 $150
Course Supplies & Materials Electronics, software, and course materials $475 $1,425
Food Food, snacks, household supplies $1,857 $5,571
Housing Rent and utilities $3,894 $11,682
Transportation Transportation to/from classes and work $306 $918
Personal/Miscellaneous Clothing, laundry, personal care, recreation, medical, gifts, etc $1,281 $3,843
Total Cost of Attendance (excludes allowances for actual institutional charges) $16,423 $49,269

FEES

Quarterly Fees
In addition to your tuition, you’ll pay a few flat fees every quarter depending on your degree program. Cinema students pay a quarterly production insurance fee. GDIM and VFX students pay a quarterly software licensing fee. All students enrolled in on-ground degree programs pay the quarterly premium for Student Accident insurance.

Fee Schedule
The following fees are charged directly to your student account. Most are non-refundable.

2022 Fee Schedule
Fee Type Payable Amount
Application Fee (non-refundable) one time $50.00
I-20 Processing Fee (international students only) one time $125.00
Student Accident Insurance Fee quarterly $50.00
Production Insurance Fee: Cinema students quarterly $115.00
Production Insurance Fee: VFX & GDIM students* only when required by course $115.00
Transcript Fee – Standard Mail each transcript $6.00
Transcript Fee – Rush via Standard Mail each transcript $10.00
Transcript Fee – Rush U.S. via Fedex each transcript $45.00
Transcript Fee – International Overnight each transcript $80.00
Diploma Replacement Fee each occurrence $150.00
Tuition Payment Plan Set-up Fee quarterly $100.00
Tuition Late Payment Fee each occurrence $35.00
Missed Financial Aid Deadline Fee once per academic year $150.00
NSF Returned Check Fee/Returned ACH Deposit Fee each occurrence $25.00
Library Late Return Fee per item $5.00
Late Equipment Return Fee per item, per day $20.00
Equipment Abandonment Fee each occurrence $20.00
Unreturned Campus Security Access Card each occurrence $5.00

*For students enrolled in BFA Graphic Design + Interactive Media or BFA Visual Effects, production Insurance is charged only for the quarter in which they are enrolled in a production-based course requiring use of Equipment Room resources.

 

PAYING YOUR TUITION

TUITION PAYMENT DUE DATES

Your tuition and fees for each quarter, including the net balance of any approved and expected financial aid disbursements, are due and payable on the Tuition Payment Due Date. Other financial arrangements, such as enrolling in a Tuition Payment Plan, scholarship awards, and arranging for 3rd party billing, must also be in place before the tuition due date.

TUITION PAYMENT PLAN

Enrolling in a Tuition Payment Plan allows you the option to pay your tuition and fees in 3 installments by specified due dates. You can use this option if you are a 100% tuition self-pay student or if your financial aid does not fully cover your tuition costs.

There is a $100 set-up fee to establish your Tuition Payment Plan. The $100 set-up fee is waived if you establish your Tuition Payment Plan with a method of making scheduled automatic payments. If you are not a recipient of financial aid, and you do not make your full tuition payment by the Tuition Payment Due Date, you will be automatically enrolled in this plan and billed for the $100 set-up fee.

For more information on the Tuition Payment Plan, please call or stop by the Business Office.

TUITION PAYMENT METHODS

You may pay your tuition and fees in U.S. funds by cash, personal check, cashier’s check, money order, major credit card, ACH bank transfer, or wire transfer.

You may pay in person in the Business Office or online on the CCH Student Portal. Checks must be payable to Columbia College Hollywood. Two-party and altered checks will not be accepted. A $25 NSF fee will be assessed for any check returned or bank transfer denied because of non-sufficient funds, whether the check or transfer comes from you or another party.

To arrange for 3rd party billing, deliver your completed billing authorization to the Student Accounts Office prior to the Tuition Payment Due Date. You may deliver the authorization in person, by email, standard mail, or fax to (818) 345-9053.

To arrange for one-time or recurring electronic payments, click here.

FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS

If you are paying tuition with student financial aid, you must pay the balance not covered by your financial aid disbursements in full or enroll in a Tuition Payment Plan by the Tuition Payment Deadline. Late applicants must pay tuition charges in full by the Add/Drop deadline and will be reimbursed when financial aid is received. If you have not completed all financial aid application and document submission requirements by the Add/Drop deadline, a non-refundable $150 Missed Financial Aid Deadline Fee will be applied to your student account.

INVOICES

You will not receive a written bill or invoice from the college. After you register for your courses, your invoice will be posted on the CCH Student Portal. The Student Portal is your source of information regarding financial aid you are awarded, the status of your student account, and tuition payment deadlines.

PAST DUE ACCOUNTS

If your tuition and fees are not paid by the due date, a late payment penalty of $35.00 will be charged to your student account. You may also be prohibited from registering for classes, checking out equipment, and receiving transcripts. Past due accounts may be referred to a collection agency and may subject you to additional charges such as collection costs, attorney fees, and credit impairment.


NET PRICE CALCULATOR

The Estimated Cost of Attendance is the amount you would generally pay each year to attend without student financial aid assistance. The Net Price Calculator will estimate your REAL cost to attend – the amount you pay out-of-pocket after your financial aid is deducted.

You can use the Net Price Calculator below to compare your true cost to attend Columbia College Hollywood.
NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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