Tuition at RRCC

Tuition at RRCC versus a four-year state college?

In-state tution cost per a credit hour at RRCC is $124.90

Starting at RRCC makes cents! We are half the cost of a four-year college. If you’re planning on getting a bachelor’s degree, then the A.A. or A.S. is for you. It’s equivalent to the first two years at a state university. The only difference? At about half the cost, it’s a much more affordable way to start out. You’ll complete all of your general education requirements for the bachelor’s and can take electives geared toward a specific major. And, when you’re finished at RRCC, you’ll be prepared to transfer to a four-year university as a junior.

Residency Status


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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.

Did you know that RRCC was ranked on the 2014 Affordable Colleges Online List?

The 2013 Most Affordable Large Community Colleges list is comprised of 100 top quality large community colleges that have an affordable price tag.

For students applying to RRCC: Please complete and sign the Student Payment Agreement (required). If under 18, parent/legal guardian must sign, too. Email signed agreement to or walk-in to admissions.

Students 16 and under who are applying should email for requirements.

Tuition Rates for Students

Methods of Payment


Log in to The Rock Student Portal using your student ID# and PIN (month, day, and year, for example May 11, 1985 = 051185; unless you have selected your own PIN). Only MasterCard and VISA are accepted online. To pay with American Express or Discover, please contact the Cashier's Office at 303.914.6564.

In person:

You can pay by cash, personal check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card or American Express at the Cashier’s Office at the Lakewood campus.

Cashier's Office: 303.914.6564
Room 1221, Lakewood Campus
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

If you are sponsored by a third party, such as an employer or other agency, bring a check to the Cashier’s Office from the sponsor or a letter stating that the sponsor will pay upon receipt of billing and before grades are released.

By mail:

You can mail a check or money order to:

Red Rocks Community College
Cashier’s Office, Box 2
13300 W. 6th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80228-1255

Monthly Installment Payment Plan:

Sign up online for the Monthly Payment Plan. You may pay with a credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card or American Express) or pay by automatic withdrawal from a checking or savings account.