September 22, 2023

Policy Update – Fee Increase

Columbia Southern University knows that affordability is a major factor in achieving your educational dreams. That’s why we strive to keep our tuition and fees as low as possible while providing the best educational experience for our students.

Investments are being made in the recruitment and retention of exceptional faculty and staff as well as the technological infrastructure needed to sustain excellence in teaching and the online student experience.

After nine years, it has been determined that there needs to be a slight increase to some existing fees that will support the student experience well into the future. CSU is committed to a transparent pricing policy. The fee increases range from $5 to $25 and are many are optional fees that students may not incur.

The fee increases will be effective at the beginning of the second quarter on April 1, 2015.

Enrollment Fees

Fee Amount
CSU Online Library Fee (One-Time Fee)
*waived for active duty military
Subsequent Evaluation Fee $25
Transcript Request Service Fee
*The first three transcripts are free; there is a $10 flat rate beyond three
$0 / $10

Program Fees

Fee Amount
Change of Program Fee $35
Degree to Certificate Request $50
Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate Fee $25

Graduation Fees

Fee Amount
Petition to Graduate $100
Replacement Diploma/Certificate $25
CSU Official Transcript $15
Commencement Ceremony Registration (includes 4 guests)
Additional guests
Graduation Reception (graduate plus 1)
Additional Guests *New