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Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance

Cost of Attendance
While tuition makes up the lion's share of the cost of higher education, books, room & board, and transportation costs also factor in. For information on costs associated with attendance for the current year see the following links.

Our Net Price Calculator is also available to give students an early estimate of the types of financial aid for which they may qualify and estimates the net price for a full-time, first-year student attending Colorado College during the upcoming academic year. Bear in mind that this calculator does not represent final determination or actual awards. As these estimates may change, they are not binding on the institution or any other entity granting aid. Students must still complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to be eligible for and receive an actual financial aid award that includes Federal Grant, loan, or work-study assistance under Title IV.

Click here for trends on:

  • Average cost of attendance for first-time, full-time undergraduates (including change in average tuition and fees),
  • Cost of attendance and net price calculation for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates who were awarded aid,
  • Financial assistance by type with total and average amount awarded
  • Information about grant aid received by students under Title IV-A-1 and Title IV-A-3 

Financial Assistance Programs, Application Process, and Disbursement
Information for undergraduates can be found at www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/financialaid and students pursuing a Masters in Arts Teaching (MAT) can find information about financial assistance for their programs at www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/financialaid/matstudent. Both undergraduate and MAT students can contact the Office of Financial Aid by emailing financialaid@coloradocollege.edu or calling (800) 260-6458/(719) 389-6651 with questions. Hours of operation for the Office of Financial Aid are Monday –Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.


Who to Contact in Financial Aid
The Office of Financial Aid is located at 14 East Cache La Poudre, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Financial Aid assistance is available Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM by
calling (800) 260-6458 or (719) 389-6651 or by emailing financialaid@coloradocollege.edu .

A list of staff available to provide assistance regarding Financial Aid as well as an overview of the types of aid provided are available here.

Be sure to also see our Financial Aid Policies Handbook for further information on Financial Aid questions, including information on how financial aid is disbursed.
 

Assistance Available From Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs

Aid is available to students from federal, state and institutional programs. For further information on these programs, click here.

Terms and Conditions of Loans

Information about accumulation of interest, amounts that can be borrowed and interest rates can be found here.

Rights and Responsibilities of Students Receiving Financial Assistance

Just as there are certain rights associated with receiving financial assistance, there are borrower responsibilities. What portion of the financial aid package must be repaid, what the interest rate is, and terms of repayment are just a few examples of the information covered under Borrowers’ Rights and Responsibilities.

Learn more about the college’s policies and procedures in the Catalog of Courses and the Pathfinder. If you have questions about federal financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid or look online at the Department of Education's Federal Student Aid website.

Cohort Three-Year Default Rate

A 3-year cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year. Please refer to the Cohort Default Rate Guide for a more in-depth description of cohort default rates and how the rates are calculated. For Colorado College's cohort default rate, click here.


Entrance and Exit Loan Counseling
The Office of Financial Aid conducts entrance and exit loan counseling sessions with borrowers prior to the initial disbursement of funds and also at graduation. Additional information about these sessions can be found at www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/financialaid/loans/loancounseling/


Official Withdrawal from CC/Refund Policy
The steps to initiate official withdrawal from the college are outlined here. There is additional information about refunds resulting from withdrawal of the college in the Financial Aid Refunds and Return of Title IV Funds Policy.  


Enrollment in study abroad and federal student financial assistance
A key part of the college's mission is to provide students with a better understanding of our global community:  participation in study abroad is an excellent way to do that.  CC offers a way to provide the same proportion of aid received at CC to all approved off-campus programs. For more on this topic, click here.

Education Tax Credits

There are tax benefits available for higher education. The American Opportunity Credit, the Lifetime Learning Credit are available for educational expenses paid by the parent for their student and are a direct credit towards tax liability. See our Financial Aid Policies Handbook. We urge families to consult with their tax advisers for specific information. The IRS Web site at http://www.irs.gov and IRS Publication 970 provide more information on the tax laws affecting the financing of higher education.