Colorado Christian University
Lakewood, CO, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$46,950
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$22,318
$30k - $48k
$21,653
$48k - $75k
$21,952
$75k - $110k
$24,825
$110k+
$27,313
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$39,250
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$39,250
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,200
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,078
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,437
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$15,251
Students receiving state aid
14%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,850
Students receiving federal aid
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,437
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$19,958
$30k - $48k
$20,623
$48k - $75k
$20,324
$75k - $110k
$17,451
$110k+
$14,963

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
55%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,579
Students receiving federal loans
54%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,314
Average Other Loans Per Year
$15,485
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$10,500
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$276

What Students Are Saying

3.98 Average Rating
Kind of on the expensive side, but it's not as bad as some other private Christian schools. There are lots of scholarship options, and it's worth every penny.
Derek from Chandler, AZ
Yeah, CCU is expensive, but they offer great academic scholarships and there really is nothing like it. When it's time for Christmas break, you get homesick for CCU. You become a family and a community that's ridiculously close, even after just a couple weeks.
Esther from Spring, TX
It's a private university so you will pay a higher tuition cost than a local community college, but you will gain knowledge from here that you can't get any where else.
Nicole from Spring, TX
Colorado Chrisitan is definately worht the money. It is a small campus community that truly lives for Christ. Everything about that school is centered around glorifying God. The education you recieve here is one of the best.
Kailynn from Westminster, CO
CCU is very expensive. It has great apartments although they can be a little rough around the edges. There is a lot of support for the on-campus community with budgets for clubs, housing, and help with missions. For the money I spend on cafeteria food however, there should be more variety and possibly a bigger cafeteria. The $300 dollars that is included on the meal-plan for the Cougar Den and the Cafe in the Student Union is great; however, many people have trouble spending it all throughout the semester. It is also reassuring that the school provides scholarships to almost everyone based on GPA and ACT/SAT scores to help with payment.
Kelsi
CCU is expensive, that is something I can not diminish, but the fact that you get a pure Christian education is something you can't find many places. The money I am spending today is training and learning for the rest of my life, something that is truly priceless to me. Therefore, although it is expensive, its worth it and coming here has certainly taught me the value of a dollar.
Alyssa from Centennial, CO

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