Paying for College

Starting at RRCC makes cents!
In-state tution cost per a credit hour at RRCC is $124.90

Congratulations! If you are here, you have most likely made the decision to attend college. Now comes the logistics. How do you pay for it? At about half the cost, it’s a much more affordable way to start out than at a four-year college.

RRCC has a number of options to help you figure out how to finance your education without creating huge debt. With rates as low as $124.90 per credit, RRCC can offer unique opportunities to learn, explore and discover your passion, your career, your life!

College Comparison

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Public University
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Private 2 or 4 Year College
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Colorado Resident
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Non-Colorado Resident or
International Student


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*Cost per a credit hour does not include fees  but DOES include COF stipended already deducted. Tuition details can be seen here, for Colorado Residents, and here for non-residents.
*Data was pulled from the lower cost per credit hour institutions in the Front Range, specifically CU Colorado Springs and Colorado Christian University.

Funding Options : Financial Aid, Scholarships, Payment Plans, and Vet Benefits

Even with low tuition, funding your education can be complicated at times. Red Rocks Community College will help you navigate the process and find opportunities that will save you money.

1. Federal and State Financial Aid

Commonly referred to as the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is your first step. Find out if you are eligible for valuable grants, student loans and work-study jobs. Never assume that you won’t qualify! Fill out the form and get informed about your real options. To get started, go to financial aid.

2. Scholarships

Scholarships are a great way to fund your education. RRCC has a multitude of scholarship opportunity for students. More and more are made available every day, and they don’t have to be paid back! You can apply for need-based scholarships, which take into account your financial needs, and/or merit-based scholarships that are awarded for academic and personal achievement. RRCC offers several scholarships in both categories. Click here to see what scholarships we have available. But don’t stop there! Visit FastWeb for access to thousands of national awards.

3. Payment Plan

Paying your tuition just got easier with RRCC’s Payment Plan. It breaks your expenses into monthly payments, and if you plan ahead, you can pay for a semester’s expenses over five or six months. To set up your plan go, click here.

4. Veterans’ Benefits

Financial benefits are available for veterans. Please contact Donna Merriman in theVeterans Affairs Office for more details.

Click here for Steps to Become an RRCC Student.