Cost of Attendance

How Cost of Attendance is Used

Every institution that awards federal financial aid is required to set a standard Cost of Attendance (COA). This is an estimate of your expected school related costs for an academic year. Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is calculated from the FAFSA and reported on the Student Aid Report, which is what you receive from the government after you submit your FAFSA.

Determining Financial Need

During the award process, the cost of attendance is compared to the student’s expected family contribution to determine financial need. The amounts listed on the COA chart are estimates and it is possible to attend Front Range Community College for less than the amounts listed. 

Estimating Educational Expenses

This Cost of Attendance (COA) chart is an estimate of the educational expenses of students enrolled during the academic year (fall, spring and/or summer semesters). These estimates include direct charges (tuition and fees) and indirect expenses (transportation, books, supplies, miscellaneous living expenses, and room and board). Due to the state of Colorado's legislative process, actual tuition figures may be different from those shown here. (This example below reflects a student attending for 9 months, i.e. fall/spring.)

Approximation of Costs Resident* Resident at home* Non-Resident Non-Resident at home
Tuition $3,224 $3,224 $12,123 $12,123
Room/Board $8,982 $4,320 $8,982 $4,320
Books $1,800 $1,800 $1,800 $1,800
Personal/Medical $3,546 $3,402 $3,546 $3,402
Transportation $1,296 $1,296 $1,296 $1,296
Total: $18,848 $14,042 $27,747 $22,941

* Resident Tuition figures listed above include application of the COF (Colorado Opportunity Fund)

Living Expenses

Room and board amounts are estimated based on information provided by a cross-section of students at Front Range Community College and may not equate your living expenses. While federal financial aid is meant to assist with the costs incurred while obtaining a degree, it is not intended to maintain a standard of living. Keep in mind that there may be a significant difference between the financial aid you are eligible to receive and the amount you would need to maintain a standard of living to which you are accustomed.

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