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Tuition and Costs

Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Anytime you can receive a quality education at an affordable price, you know you need to take a serious look. Not only is Colorado Northwestern Community College inexpensive to begin with, but you can also receive various types of financial aid, like 85% of our full-time students do. If costs are to be covered by an outside agency please have agency submit a Third Party payment agreement.

Tuition and fees are subject to change by the State Legislature and Governing Board without notice. Some courses have extra charges. See the Course Schedule for more information about these classes. Tuition is based upon residency. Definitions of residency status can be found on the Residency Status at CNCC page. Please be sure to read the Student Payment Agreement (English) (Spanish) as well.

It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to officially drop or withdraw from a course through the Admissions and Records Office. Failure to do so may impact a student’s grade, official transcript, and College financial aid. Be sure to read the Student Payment Agreement and the tuition and fees policy in the Course Catalog.

Financial Disclaimer for the 2023-24 School Year: During the 2023-24 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 2023-24 academic year. 

WUE States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. Restrictions: Not available to students in Dental Hygiene, Nursing, National Park Service Academy, or CCCOnline.

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Estimated Annual CostsColorado Residents (After COF)Special Out-of-State (WUE)Out-of-State Residents
Tuition and Fees (30 credit hours split between fall and spring) $5,895.65 $8,432.15 $9,282.65
Books and Supplies $900.00 - $1,800.00
Residence Hall and Meal Plan Range $9,190.00 - $11,180.00
Estimated Total Per Year $15,885.65 - $18,875.65 $18,522.15 - $21,412.15 $19,372.65 - $22,262.65

*Some programs may have additional charges


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Standard Tuition Rates

In-state (resident with COF) $169.10 per credit hour
In-state (resident without COF) $285.10 per credit hour
Out-of-state (non-resident) $282.00 per credit hour
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)* $253.65 per credit hour
CCC Online Courses (resident with COF) $277.80 per credit hour
CCC Online Courses (resident without COF) $393.80 per credit hour
CCC Online Courses (out of state) $423.60 per credit hour

Bachelor of Applied Science Tuition Rates

BAS Dental Hygiene In-State (resident with COF) $347.90 per credit hour
BAS Dental Hygiene In-State (resident without COF) $463.90 per credit hour
BAS Dental Hygiene Out of State (non-resident) $451.60 per credit hour

Tuition for High-Cost Programs

High cost tuiton is in addition to standard tuition rates

Nursing $85.30 per NUR credit hour
Dental Hygiene $167.35 per DEH credit hour
Aircraft Maintenance $155.05 per AMT credit hour
Aviation Flight $232.60 per AVT credit hour

College Fees

Rangely Campus
Student Government Fee $3.47 per credit hour
Student Activity Fee $7.08 per credit hour
Technology Fee $4.57 per credit hour
Health and Wellness Fee $2.88 per credit hour


Craig Campus
Student Government Fee $3.47 per credit hour
Student Activity Fee $7.08 per credit hour

Other Charges

Registration Fee (all students non-refundable) $17.15 per semester
Medium and High Cost Course CIP fee $8.85 per credit hour
Course Charge Vary per class
Library fines Vary
Returned Check Fee $25.00
Graduation Fee $50.00

Rangely Room and Board Charges per semester

Ross Hall Double $1,720.00
Ross Hall Single $2,560.00
Holland East Hall Single $2,085.00
Holland Hall Apartment (West) $600.00/month
Nichols Hall Single $2,010.00
14 Meals per Week Plan $2,875.00
19 Meals per Week Plan $3,030.00

* Ross Hall singles will only be awarded if space is available


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*tuition and fees are based on 2022-2023 data

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.