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, CCD's tuition is $164.20 per credit hour, without student fees. 

What does that mean? Let's break it down.

To complete your associate degree in two years, you should complete a combination of approved credits to equal 30 within the year. Just THINK 30!

One example is 12+12+6=30. 12 credit hours in the fall semester, 12 credit hours in the spring semester, and 6 credit hours (half-time) during the summer semester.


For one academic year, tuition plus fees equals $6,435.33.

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 funds 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! After you have completed your financial aid application, you may schedule a one-on-one meeting with a Financial Aid Advisor via Navigate.

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.

The Financial Aid Office strongly recommends that you have both your FAFSA complete and all required items submitted and verified prior to August 1st (for fall semester), January 1st (for spring semester), and May 1st for (summer semester).  Tuition is due the Monday prior to the first official start date of the semester.  Students are responsible for setting up payment prior to the tuition due date, if their financial aid award is not enough to cover their tuition and fee charges.  Disbursement occurs after Census (the last day to drop a 15 week course). 

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!