Books and Supplies

You have options for purchasing your books and supplies, and several ways to pay for this expense.

First, review the Cost of Attendance budget for average annual expenses. We recommend that you become familiar with how these costs fit into your overall financial plan before you make any purchases.

Your next step: visit the college catalog for information about what textbooks are required by your professors each semester.

When you're ready to make your purchases, check out the below options.

Book Charge Program
Columbia Cash
Third Party Benefit
Refund from your Financial Aid

The Columbia College Chicago Bookstore is our official Columbia retailer. Located at 624 S. Michigan Ave., the bookstore provides new, used, rental, and digital textbook options. It will have everything you need, but you can also shop around for lower prices. 

Academic Dates and Deadlines