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Tuition & Fees

The total cost of your education at Front Range Community College (FRCC) is broken into tuition and fees. The State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education determines tuition and some fees, which are subject to change each academic year. Fees vary by campus. The state of Colorado also pays a portion of the cost of higher education attending Colorado public institutions for eligible students. This reduces your out-of-pocket tuition and is called the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend.

Tuition rates per credit hour for the academic year 2020-2021. Rates are subject to change. Fees also apply. See fee explanations below.


Tuition per credit hour College Opportunity Fund (COF) Stipend Total Tuition per credit hour
On campus classes $193.35 - $40.00 $153.35
Online classes $303.20 - $40.00 $263.20
Nursing classes $270.70 - $40.00 $230.70

Payment Plan

Students may elect to pay tuition and fees over the course of one semester by signing up for a payment plan with Nelnet Business Solutions. All payment plan arrangements are created online in eWOLF. For more information go to https://www.frontrange.edu/payment.

You need to know:

- By signing up for a payment plan, a non-refundable service fee will be charged.

- If you withdraw from courses after the drop/refund period, you are still responsible for completing your payments.

- You will not be dropped from your current semester’s classes if you fail to make payments on your payment plan. However, a financial hold will be placed on your account, and you will be dropped from courses in future terms for which you have already enrolled. FRCC and a collection service will pursue unpaid balances and you will be held responsible for any collection charges.

- If you have a financial hold on your account, you are not eligible to register.

College Opportunity Fund

The College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend provides a tuition stipend to resident students. The amount of the per-credit-hour tuition stipend is set annually by the General Assembly and pays a portion of students' total resident tuition. Students must sign up for COF once to create a lifetime account and then authorize the state to pay the student's portion each semester in the form of a COF stipend. Students can authorize the COF stipend each semester when registering for classes. Students who fail to sign up for the COF lifetime account or fail to authorize the COF stipend are responsible for paying the entire tuition amount. The Department of Higher Education will accept billing appeals from students who believe there was a mistake made with their College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend billing after the student has tried to resolve the issue with FRCC. To file a COF appeal with the Department of Higher Education, go to https://highered.colorado.gov/programs-services/the-college-opportunity-fund.

The College Opportunity Fund allows all resident students to apply the COF stipend to up to 145 credit hours of an undergraduate degree. If a student applies the COF stipend to 145 credit hours and has additional credit hours to complete a degree, the student may apply for a one-time waiver to receive additional COF credits. Students seeking this waiver must meet with a Pathways Advisor to complete the waiver requirements. Requirements include an academic plan, personal statement and institutional COF Waiver form. The Chief Academic Officer will make a determination and communicate the decision to the student within 30 days.

Fees

A variety of fees are charged at our campuses. The following fee descriptions explain the different types of fees and their purposes.

Registration Fee

A flat registration fee is charged each semester, regardless of the number of courses taken. This fee is refundable if all courses for the semester are dropped by their respective drop deadlines.

Course Fees

Some courses are assessed course fees to cover the cost of consumable materials and supplies. Certain courses and/or programs require services performed by outside parties. One example is malpractice insurance. A list of fees can be found at https://www.frontrange.edu/tuition.

Student Center-Campus Center Bond Fee

In 2013, students at the Larimer and Westminster campuses voted to approve new bonds or repurpose existing bonds for campus construction and renovation projects. The current fee amounts can be found on our website https://www.frontrange.edu/fees.

Student, Parking and Facility Fees

Student fees are charged at a per credit hour rate and support the operation of Student Life services and the maintenance of parking lots on each FRCC campus. These fees are subject to change each academic year. Fees are charged regardless of parking on campus, attending programs, etc. to support equal access for all students. The current fee amounts can be found at our website, https://www.frontrange.edu/fees

Fee Disputes

Student fee proposals or any issues relating to student fees may be disputed by filing a formal written complaint (see Student Complaint/Grievance) with the Dean of Student Affairs. A formal, written complaint is one regarding some alleged type of adverse action against a student from a decision made by the institution or alleged violation of student rights. Fee assessments/increases approved at a student election are not subject to the dispute process.

Current Rates