Colorado Resident Tuition

During the 2020-21 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 2020-21 academic year.

Tuition rates are set annually by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education. These summary rates are effective for the Fall 2020 through Summer 2021 terms. Full tuition rate details can be found on the full Tuition and Fees Charts below.

Full Tuition and Fees Charts

 

Resident On-Campus Tuition

(See below for the criteria needed to be considered a Colorado Resident)

 

Student Share of Resident On-Campus tuition
(by semester, after COF deduction*)
View full details of student fees.  Additional course fees may apply.

 

 

Fall 2020 - Summer 2021

Credit Hours

Tuition

Fees

Total Cost

1

$153.35

Fall and Spring $166.97
Summer $107.71

Fall and Spring $320.32
Summer $261.06

2

$306.70

Fall and Spring $177.45
Summer $118.19

Fall and Spring $484.15
Summer $424.89

3

$460.05

Fall and Spring $187.93
Summer $128.67

Fall and Spring $647.98
Summer $588.72

4

$613.40

Fall and Spring $198.41
Summer $139.15

Fall and Spring $811.81
Summer $752.55

5

$766.75

Fall and Spring $208.89
Summer $149.63

Fall and Spring $975.64
Summer $916.38

6

$920.10

Fall and Spring $219.37
Summer $160.11

Fall and Spring $1,139.47
Summer $1,080.21

7

$1,073.45

Fall and Spring $229.85
Summer $170.59

Fall and Spring $1,303.30
Summer $1,244.04

8

$1,226.80

Fall and Spring $240.33
Summer $181.07

Fall and Spring $1,467.13
Summer $1,407.87

9

$1,380.15

Fall and Spring $250.81
Summer $191.55

Fall and Spring $1,630.96
Summer $1,571.70

10

$1,533.5

Fall and Spring $261.29
Summer $202.03

Fall and Spring $1,794.79
Summer $1,735.53

11

$1,686.85

Fall and Spring $271.77
Summer $212.51

Fall and Spring $1,958.62
Summer $1,899.36

12

$1,840.20

Fall and Spring $282.25
Summer $222.99

Fall and Spring $2,122.45
Summer $2,063.19

       

Resident RRCC Online and CCCOnline Tuition

 

Student Share of Resident RRCC Online/CCCOnline tuition per credit hour
(by semester, after COF deduction*)

 

 

Fall 2020 - Summer 2021

Resident Online

$263.20

Resident Nursing (NUR) Tuition

 

 Student Share of Resident Nursing tuition per credit hour
(by semester, after COF deduction*)

 

 

Fall 2020 - Summer 2021

Resident Nursing On-Campus

$230.70

Resident Nursing Online

$338.30

Resident Nursing WUE

$307.40

 

Resident BAS Water Quality Management / Secure Software Development Tuition

 

Student Share of Resident BAS (Water Quality Management/Secure Software Development) course tuition per credit hour
(by semester, after COF deduction*)

 

 

Fall 2020 - Summer 2021

Resident On-Campus WQM BAS

$250.15

Resident Online WQM BAS

$250.15

Resident MPAS - Master's of Physician Assistant

 

Student Share of Resident Master's of Physician Assistant (MPAS) tuition per credit hour
(by semester)

 

 

Fall 2020 - Summer 2021

2019 Cohort Resident MPAS

$560.10

 

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

 

WUE tuition rate per credit hour
(by semester)

 

 

Fall 2020 - Summer 2021

WUE On-Campus

$230.05

WUE Online

$401.25

 
The WUE rate is not available in the PA (Physician's Assistant) program or for the Bachelor's programs.

Residency Classification

RRCC classifies you as a Colorado resident or non-resident (for tuition purposes) based on your admissions application. We determine your tuition classification by the first day of the term or within ten business days for applications processed after the first day. The information below provides guidelines to residency classification. However, final classification is based on a number of factors. Contact Janis Eagan in the Admissions office (303.914.6543) for additional information.

To qualify for resident tuition classification, you must be / demonstrate:

  • Permanent residence in Colorado one year prior to first day of term (age 23 and older).
  • Parent's permanent residence in Colorado one year prior to the first day of term (age 22 and under).
  • Married at least one year prior to the first day of the term (age 22 and under) and meet permanent residence requirements.
  • To qualify for resident tuition you must:
    • Physically reside in Colorado for 12 consecutive months preceding the beginning of the first day of the semester with the intent to remain in Colorado indefinitely.
    • Have legal ties to Colorado.  Examples of legal ties include:
      • Lease or Rental Agreement for one year or more
      • Proof of Purchase of a Home
      • Filed Colorado Income Taxes
      • A Colorado driver’s license or a Colorado ID
      • A Colorado motor vehicle registration
      • Proof of Colorado voter registration
  • Active military duty in Colorado (includes children and spouse). Requires a copy of military orders and military ID.
  • Honorably discharged member of the Armed Services. Requires a DD214 (honorable discharge and a Colorado driver’s license or Colorado ID).
  • Transferred to Colorado as part of economic incentive program-HB 1256 (includes children; not spouse). Requires appropriate documentation (Letter from Employer on letterhead and a Colorado driver’s license or Colorado ID).
  • Emancipated minors (parents no longer provide support, care and custody; do not claim you on taxes). Requires a Petition for Tuition Classification.
  • Attendance a Colorado high school for three years and graduated immediately prior to applying at RRCC.
  • You earned a GED and resided in Colorado for three years immediately prior to applying to RRCC.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program

  • You may be eligible for a reduction in tuition through Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program if you are a resident of one of the participating western states and you do not intend to establish residency in Colorado or take online courses. Visit the WUE website for more information. The WUE applicationPDF (view or download PDF for printing) along with a copy of your out of state ID or driver’s license can be submitted to janis.eagan@rrcc.edu, or call Janis Eagan in the Admissions office at 303.914.6543.

ASSET or DACA Students

This information is about Colorado ASSET/DACA classification, which allows eligible students without documentation to pay in-state, rather than out-of-state tuition, as well as receive the College Opportunity Fund stipend at Red Rocks Community College.

To Change Your Tuition Classification

For submission deadlines, please check the college calendar on our website.

*The College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend is only available to eligible resident students who apply for and authorize its use. COF does not apply to MPAS students.