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Now that the school year has officially started, Isaiah Moore and Angel Page Smigielski are waiting for further response from the administration regarding a tuition reduction.

Student organizers at a loss after meeting with administrators

September 9, 2020

After Columbia reversed its decision to increase tuition by 2%, as reported by the Chronicle July 2, some students still wondered if additional financial assistance would be provided with regard to tuitio...

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Columbia addresses “severe financial shortfall” for the upcoming school year

August 14, 2020

Following months of costly expenditures and a loss of revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic and with more losses to come during the fall semester, the college announced a set of budget reduction me...

Data analysis: nearly half of fall classes to be held entirely online

Data analysis: nearly half of fall classes to be held entirely online

July 20, 2020

For some students, returning to an online and hybrid-heavy course load for the Fall 2020 semester falls short of their pre-pandemic hopes and expectations. A recent Chronicle data analysis of 1,86...

Students petition for discounted tuition, organize protests

Students petition for discounted tuition, organize protests

July 14, 2020

When Laney Naling, a junior filmmaking major, read a July 2 email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim that announced the college would be "lowering tuition," but later realized that tuition would not be lowe...

BREAKING: College reverses course on tuition hike for upcoming academic year

BREAKING: College reverses course on tuition hike for upcoming academic year

July 2, 2020

Students will see a change to their financial accounts in the next few weeks as the Columbia College Chicago Board of Trustees approved a lowered tuition for the 2020-21 academic year than what was ...

College evaluates finances and budgeting, eliminates Columbia Online

College evaluates finances and budgeting, eliminates Columbia Online

May 26, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic now threatening to claim financially-induced as well as human casualties, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced the closure of Columbia College Chicago Online, which w...

Tuition for full-time students will increase by 2%, bringing it up to $27,142.

Costs for Columbia students to go up again

November 22, 2019

President and CEO Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim announced another increase in tuition and housing rates, this time for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is the third year in a row that tuition has been capped  at a 2% in...

One venti college degree to go, hold the crushing student debt

One venti college degree to go, hold the crushing student debt

November 8, 2019

The cost of education would have put Olivia Williamson in an estimated $40,000 of debt, but because of the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, Williamson attended Arizona State University online for th...

Textbooks or lunch? College students struggle for daily meals

Textbooks or lunch? College students struggle for daily meals

April 16, 2018

In the nation’s higher education institutions, some students use their free time harnessing their creativity to craft art projects, music or films. Others try various ways to earn money for food by sel...

Student Financial Services works to improve customer service

Student Financial Services works to improve customer service

April 16, 2018

Student Financial Services will contract with a new vendor to improve customer service on the toll-free consultation line and online chat services for students. Acting on the student feedback that they received about the customer service lines, Columbia will begin outsou...

Old Chicago Main Post on 433 West Van Buren St. is now recognized as a Chicago landmark and after more than 20 years of vacancy, will be developed into retail and office spaces. 

Look around: Landmarks preserve Chicago history

March 26, 2018

Columbia students pass by historic landmarks on campus every day. Included are some of the buildings and sites in the South Loop that are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places as well as...

Students deserve a governor who represents their interests

Students deserve a governor who represents their interests

March 12, 2018

Throughout life, we are often told to forget about the past and only look forward. But in the world of politics, previous policies, agendas, successes and failures of elected officials are embedded in voters’ minds when they head to the polls.  The Illinois primary is Marc...

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