Living at Home

We understand that in these ever-changing times you have questions about how your financial aid will be affected by living at home. Below we hope to provide you and your family with information to understand these recent changes.

Students are assumed to be living at home if they are not residing in CC housing or leasing a residence in the Colorado Springs area.

Cost of Attendance Changes for Living at Home

This COA is based on the assumption the student is living at home for the entire academic year.

Fixed Direct Charges

Academic Year 2024-25




Includes fees for all activities through CCSGA.

Housing & Meals


If the student resides at home for the entire fall semester and on-campus for the entire spring semester the total allowance for Housing & Meals will be $8,010.

Estimated Indirect Expenses (based on averages for a 9 month period)
Books and Supplies Allowance $1,240
Misc. Allowance $1,557 Personal expenses
Transportation $1,230
Total Estimated Costs $77,524*


*Additionally, all students are required to have health insurance while attending Colorado College and to provide annual proof of coverage. The annual cost of health insurance through the Student Health Insurance Plan is $2,930. The college offers a comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan. If a student elects coverage under a different plan, their health insurance must meet minimum criteria, which are available on the Student Health Insurance Plan website. More information is available with our Student Health Center.

FAQs for Living at Home

Contact to inform them of your decision. Our offices will be in contact with one another to ensure student records are up to date.
Students living at home will have their cost of attendance adjusted to account for the reduction in CC housing and meal charges. The original cost of attendance allowance for housing and meals per semester is $8,010. The allowance for housing and meals will be reduced by $5,247 per semester, leaving a $2,763 allowance per semester remaining for lunch expenses while students are enrolled in classes. CC Financial Aid Office will reduce awarded institutional grant aid by $5,247 to coincide with the reduction in cost of attendance and charges.
The Office of Financial Aid recommends you reach out to the CC Housing office at to inquire about your housing charge. Once the Housing office has submitted your updated charges the Office of Student Accounts they will adjust your charges. Once those two steps are complete, the Office of Financial Aid is then able to determine your financial aid eligibility.

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Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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