Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

When the Financial Aid office determines your eligibility for financial aid, we take into consideration your estimated costs for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  In addition, we also estimate the costs of your living expenses and transportation. 

The following are average costs of attendance for a full-time student during the 2017-2018 school year (fall and spring).

  Tuition* and Fees Room/
Books / Supplies Personal/
Transportation Total Cost
Students Living with Parents or Relatives
In-District $1,835 $4,428 $1,475 $3,437 $1,665 $12,840
Out-of-District $2,756 $4,428 $1,475 $3,437 $1,665 $13,761
Western Undergraduate $4,024 $4,428 $1,475 $3,437 $1,665 $15,029
Out-of-State $10,424 $4,428 $1,475 $3,437 $1,665 $21,429
Students Living Independently
In-District $1,835 $10,332 $1,475 $3,591 $1,665 $18,898
Out-of-District $,2756 $10,332 $1,475 $3,591 $1,665 $19,819
Western Undergraduate $4,024 $10,332 $1,475 $3,591 $1,665 $21,087
Out-of-State $10,424 $10,332 $1,475 $3,591 $1,665 $27,487
*Tuition costs are calculated at standard tuition rates for 24 credits.  Some courses/programs may have higher tuition costs.

Please note. In Colorado the value for all allowable cost of attendance components, except for tuition and fees, is annually determined by the Colorado Department on Higher Education. Individual expenses will vary based on your choice of lifestyle and living arrangements.

Financial Aid Calculator

Tools such as College in Colorado are available to assist you and your family in exploring your financial aid options and to get an early start on the financial aid process.  This will provide you with an opportunity to increase your knowledge of the financial aid process and with the various types of student aid. When you are ready to attend college, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).