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Arapahoe Community College Tuition & Cost

Littleton, Colorado

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Colorado Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Arapahoe Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,200
Other Fees$347
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,702
Other Expenses Budget$6,039
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Arapahoe Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,200
Other Fees$347
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,702
Other Expenses Budget$6,039

Residents of Colorado pay an annual total price of $24,968 to attend Arapahoe Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,680 for tuition, $2,200 for books and supplies and $347 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $36,390 which is 45.7% higher than Colorado residents. The tuition charge is $15,102 while books and supplies are $2,200 and other fees come in at $347.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Arapahoe Community College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Arapahoe Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$7,233
$30,001 to $48,000$8,004
$48,001 to $75,000$11,068
$75,001 to $110,000$13,722

The average reported annual net price for Arapahoe Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $9,923 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

43% of full-time undergrad Arapahoe Community College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $5,025 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 22% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,949 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $7,842.

Finanical Aid Arapahoe Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,025 43%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,584 3%
Pell Grants $4,676 22%
Other Federal Grants $1,024 11%
State and Local Grants $2,813 18%
Federal Student Loans $4,949 22%
Other Student Loans $7,842 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Arapahoe Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $16,868. The loan balance of $16,868 is a two year multiple of the $8,434 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $161 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $16,868
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $160.94
Total Interest Paid $2,444.72
Sum of All Loan Payments $19,312.72

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Colorado Residents Non Residents
1 $24,968 $36,390
2 $25,842 $37,663

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Arapahoe Community College to be $49,936 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.5% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Arapahoe Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Colorado Residents $153 $459 $612
Out of State Residents $629 $1,887 $2,516

Estimated cost for a class at Arapahoe Community College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Arapahoe Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Arapahoe Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126289 IPEDS survey data for Arapahoe Community College.