Paying for College

During the 2022-23 academic year, some or all of the instructional formats may change due to an emergency situation affecting college operations, public safety, or public health, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional format. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event the curriculum delivery format changes for any part of the 2022-23 academic year.


What will a full-time (12-credit) semester cost you at RRCC?

Full-time (12-credit) on-campus tuition plus student fees for Colorado resident students in Fall 2021 thru Summer 2022 semesters.  Additional course fees may apply.

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



Fall 2021-Summer 2022


4-Year Public University

Private 2- or 4-Year College

Colorado Resident (On-Campus classes ONLY)

per credit hour
student fees

average per credit hour*
plus $150+
average student fees*

per credit hour*

Non-Colorado Resident or International student

 (On-Campus classes ONLY)

per credit hour
student fees

average per credit hour*
average student fees*


*Average statewide public university costs of tuition per credit hour and student fees collated from available data on Colorado public universities as of June 2017, via Colorado Dept. of Higher Education and university tuition/financial aid websites.


Tuition Rates for Students

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 admissions at for requirements.

RRCC Payment Policy