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)
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.