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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Harrison College Columbus is $16,050 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 11% more expensive than the national average private for-profit four year college tuition of $14,395. The cost is 22% cheaper than the average Indiana tuition of $20,697 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 31st in Indiana amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 35th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $435 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $16,485.

Housing Costs

Harrison College Columbus doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Columbus area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $0.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $0.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $0 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Harrison College-Columbus was $16,485 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Indiana residence status as there is no in-state discount. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $16,485.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Harrison College Columbus and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Harrison College Columbus
Estimated Budgets
Indiana Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$16,485
   In-State Tuition$16,050
   Other Fees$435
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$0
   Off-Campus Other Budget$0
   Books and Supplies$0
Indiana Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$16,485
   In-State Tuition$16,050
   Other Fees$435
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$0
   Books and Supplies$0
Non-Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$16,485
   Out-of-State Tuition$16,050
   Other Fees$435
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$0
   Off-Campus Other Budget$0
   Books and Supplies$0

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $16,485 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Harrison College-Columbus net price for in-state students is $0* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

0% of Harrison College Columbus students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $0. 80 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,970. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Harrison College Columbus, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Harrison College Columbus
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$0*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid0%
Average Total Grant Aid$0
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants80%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,970

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000n/a
$30,001 to $48,000n/a
$48,001 to $75,000n/a
$75,001 to $110,000n/a
$110,000+n/a

Average Financial Aid Mix - $16,485 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $16,485. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

0%
39%
61%

Grants and Scholarships

 0% - $0

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Harrison College Columbus or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 39% - $6,413

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 61% -  $10,072

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Private Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Harrison College Columbus
Harrison College Indianapolis East0% less expensive
Brown Mackie College Indianapolis22.4% less expensive
University of Phoenix Indianapolis Campus37.2% less expensive
DeVry University Indiana1.3% less expensive
Harrison College Northwest6.1% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Harrison College Columbus.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Harrison College-Columbus is $65,940 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $17,256 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $69,024**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $82,425 or $86,280 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Harrison College Columbus are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Harrison College Columbus
Price per credit hour$447
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$1,341
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$1,788

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 85% of Harrison College Columbus students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,413.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Harrison College Columbus? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $69,024, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $85,642.96. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Harrison College Columbus. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 0% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $17,256. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Harrison College Columbus student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Harrison College Columbus Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$713.69
Amount Borrowed$69,024.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$16,618.96
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$85,642.96

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Harrison College-Columbus? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Harrison College Columbus, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $85,642.96 would be needed to afford a $713.69 monthly payment in the example $69,024.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Harrison College Columbus in the future? Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $65,940.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Harrison College Columbus.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$22,671$90,683
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$28,934$115,737
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $36,928$147,713
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $42,749$170,996

Tuition History

What was tuition at Harrison College-Columbus five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase
2012$12,7808.7%
2011$11,7602%
2010$11,5357.1%
2009$10,7700.1%
2008$10,7559.5%
2007$9,8255.8%
2006$9,2855.4%
2005$8,813-7.1%
2004$9,4854.3%
2003$9,0955.9%
2002$8,5864%
2001$8,25515.5%
2000$7,14913.7%
1999$6,28517.7%
1998$5,340-7.5%
1997$5,7754.9%
1996$5,5058.3%
1995$5,0855.3%
1994$4,830-13.7%
1993$5,6001.8%
1992$5,5007.8%
1991$5,10010.2%
1990$4,630

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Harrison College Columbus to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 27 19% cheaper
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder Associate's Degree 15 20% cheaper
Accounting Associate's Degree 10 19% cheaper
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Associate's Degree 7 22% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 5 12% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 4 24% cheaper
Banking and Financial Support Services Associate's Degree 4 16% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 1 15% cheaper

Calculators

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Plan and Save for College

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About Harrison College Columbus

Harrison College Columbus is a four year private college located in Columbus, Indiana.  Full time enrollment is and part time is .

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
Harrison College Columbus
2222 Poshard Dr
Columbus, Indiana
47203-1843

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Harrison College Columbus is a private, for profit school.

Harrison College Columbus cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=151193 IPEDS survey data.