Financial Aid & Scholarships

Our office connects you to the tools you need to pay for college.

Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language, and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.

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For a Colorado resident, the CCD tuition is $153.35 per credit hour, without student fees. What does that mean? Let's break it down. If you want to finish your associate degree in two years, we recommend you take a full course load at 15-credit hours per semester. For one academic year, tuition plus fees equal $6,062.66, which is $4,000 LESS than the national average.

During the 2021-22 academic year, some or all of the instructional formats may change due to an emergency situation affecting college operations, public safety, or public health, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional format. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event the curriculum delivery format changes for any part of the 2021-22 academic year. 

Your first step is to use the tools on this site to get started and to connect with the Financial Aid office so you can afford college. In addition, CCD has $1,000,000 available for scholarships, so don't miss out on applying for that additional FREE money.

Stop by the financial aid office on the first floor of the Confluence Building for help with the FAFSA - just ask for EOC! The Scholarship Team also has a newsletter to keep you on track and offers virtual appointments every Wednesday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Contact us at to schedule an appointment time.

What to Expect

Processing Time

Step one is applying for aid through the FAFSA online.

It takes about one week for CCD to receive your financial aid application (FAFSA) after you submit it online. Once we receive your FAFSA, we will send a notice listing any missing information to your mailing address (new students only) or your CCD-issued student email address. Follow up with our team to complete your file so we can see if you qualify for financial aid. After submitting the required documents to our office, allow one to two weeks for your paperwork to be processed and your aid to be awarded. Once you've been awarded financial aid, we will send you an award notice.

Receiving Your Funds

Financial aid funds are released into your tuition balance after the last day to drop a full semester class each semester (Census Date). Book advances are automatically sent to you (if you are eligible) before classes begin and every week until Census Date. Refunds arrive in your selected refund preference with BankMobile, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. For more information about BankMobile Disbursements, visit

Stay Connected

Log into CCDConnect regularly to check your CCD-issued student email account for important updates!