PPCC Tuition

Part of our mission is to provide educational opportunities accessible to all, one way we do that is through affordable education. PPCC has some of the lowest tuition around.

Rates Per Credit Hour for 2018-2019

On average a class at PPCC is 3 credit hours. Some classes are more and others are less. In the table below you will find costs broken down by credit hour. If you plan to attend full time, that is usually considered 12 credit hours or more (usually 4 classes).

Course Type Resident Rate
without COF
Resident Rate
with COF
Non Resident
WUE Rate
On Campus $233.90 $148.90 $610.90 $223.35
PPCC Internet (*N*) $348.20 $263.20 $401.25 $401.25
CCC Online (C**) $348.20 $263.20 $401.25 $401.25
NUR Courses (On Campus) $309.00 $224.00 $624.90 $298.45

Tuition Refunds/Adjustments:

To receive a tuition refund or adjustment, students must drop classes by the deadline listed in the class schedule. No refund or adjustments will be made after deadline unless documentation of extenuating circumstances, such as extended illness of the student or immediate family member or extended unplanned military service, can be provided. Tuition Appeal forms are available digitally on the PPCC.edu website under registrar forms. Tuition Appeal Medical Documentation forms must accompany the tuition appeal form if the appeal is medically based. Appeals for past school years cannot be considered. Contract programs may have different refund procedures. Please email tuitionappeal@ppcc.edu with any questions about the refund/adjustment process that relates to tuition appeal.


Pikes Peak Community College has partnered with BankMobile (Formerly Higher One), a financial services company focused solely on higher education, to bring a new method for receiving tuition refunds.

PPCC Students will no longer receive a paper check unless this is your BankMobile preference choice. You will also have a choice of having your refund deposited into a BankMobile account, or have it ACH transferred into your personal bank account, based on your preference. A Bank Mobile personal code will be mailed to your personal address in Banner, it is very important that students verify that their address is correct.

Once received, students will need to select a refund preference by following the instructions mailed with the code, or visiting the refund page. Upon refund preference selection, you will be asked to select your preferred method of receiving your PPCC refund. Even if you are not currently expecting a refund from Pikes Peak Community College, there may be a refund due to you in the future. Learn more about choices and the benefits provided by BankMobile Disbursements.

View our institution's contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customer Bank.

Non-Refundable Charges/Fees:

  • Return Check Charge: $20.00

Residency in the State of Colorado

To be considered a Colorado resident, a student must show proof of residency in the state for the immediate 12 months prior to the start date of the semester, and meet other requirements. If you are a new student who has been classified as a non-resident and feel you are a resident or if you are a continuing non-resident student and feel you now meet residency requirements, you must petition for this change by the first day of the semester you plan to attend. Turning in a petition does not guarantee you will be changed to resident status. If your appeal is denied and you do not drop your classes by the drop date, you will have to pay non-resident tuition.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program.

Residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming qualify for a special tuition rate. WUE students are not eligible for the Colorado Opportunity Fund stipend. The student must mark on the application for admission that he/she seeks admission as a WUE student. Requests for WUE enrollment must be done each semester. Contact the Enrollment Services Center at 719-502-3000 for additional information.

Additional Fees:

  • Additional Instructional Course Fees: $7.20 per credit hour
  • CISCO Networking Fee: $20.15 per credit hour
  • CCCOnline Lab Kit Fee: $114.95 up to $302.00
  • CCCOnline Computer Lab Fee: $70.00 up to $187.50
  • CCCOnline Course Digital Textbook Fee: $37.00 up to $73.25 per class.

These fees are refundable up to the drop date deadline for each class that is dropped. Some classes may have lab fees and other course related material fees that you can see detailed in your tuition when you register.

Per Credit Hour
Student Government $ 1.37
Parking Lot Bond $ 1.43
Student Center Bond $ 2.07
Recreation and Sports $ 0.88
Child Development Center $ 3.80
Green Campus Fee $ 0.38
Per Semester

Registration Fee

Bus Pass Fee

$ 13.75


Course Specific Fees/Charges

Some courses require additional fees for varied reasons. See courses that require additional fees.