Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for College America Denver is $16,968 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 18% more expensive than the national average private for-profit four year college tuition of $14,395. The cost is 12% more expensive than the average Colorado tuition of $15,087 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 33rd in Colorado amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 8th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

Housing Costs

College America Denver doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Denver area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $8,712.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $0.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $7,424 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to College America-Denver was $33,104 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Colorado residence status as there is no in-state discount. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $27,776.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for College America Denver and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for College America Denver
Estimated Budgets
Colorado Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$33,104
   In-State Tuition$16,968
   Other Fees$0
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$8,712
   Off-Campus Other Budget$7,424
   Books and Supplies$0
Colorado Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$27,776
   In-State Tuition$16,968
   Other Fees$0
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$10,808
   Books and Supplies$0
Non-Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$33,104
   Out-of-State Tuition$16,968
   Other Fees$0
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$8,712
   Off-Campus Other Budget$7,424
   Books and Supplies$0


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $33,104 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported College America-Denver net price for in-state students is $24,049* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

83% of College America Denver students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $3,973. 77 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $3,532. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend College America Denver, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for College America Denver
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$24,049*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid83%
Average Total Grant Aid$3,973
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants77%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,532

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$24,261
$30,001 to $48,000$24,405
$48,001 to $75,000$25,381
$75,001 to $110,000$26,761

Average Financial Aid Mix - $33,104 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $33,104. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 15% - $3,973

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, College America Denver or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 39% - $9,967

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 46% -  $11,740

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Private Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. College America Denver
National American University Denver25.7% less expensive
Platt College Aurora0.6% more expensive
Colorado Technical University Greenwood Village33.4% less expensive
Denver School of Nursing2.4% less expensive
American Sentinel University47% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at College America Denver.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at College America-Denver is $132,416 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $17,273 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $69,092**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $165,520 or $86,365 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 84% of College America Denver students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $9,967.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for College America Denver? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $69,092, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $85,727.33. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at College America Denver. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 83% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $17,273. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our College America Denver student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

College America Denver Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$714.39
Amount Borrowed$69,092.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$16,635.33
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$85,727.33

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend College America-Denver? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending College America Denver, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $85,727.33 would be needed to afford a $714.39 monthly payment in the example $69,092.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to College America Denver in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $16,154 to $16,968. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $132,416.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for College America Denver.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$45,526$182,103
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$58,104$232,415
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $74,157$296,626
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $85,846$343,382

Tuition History

What was tuition at College America-Denver five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at College America Denver to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 70 63% costlier
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 27 1% costlier
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 14 48% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 8 53% costlier
Computer Science Associate's Degree 5 59% costlier
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Bachelor's Degree 4 37% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 3 11% cheaper


Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for College America Denver or model a student loan.

College Savings Calculator

Plan and Save for College

Discover how much will you need to start saving now to afford College America Denver in the future.

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Estimate Loan Payments

Modify the loan assumptions to fit your financial situation and likely tuition price. Then calculate your payoff and loan payments for a College America Denver student loan.

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About College America Denver

College America Denver is a four year private college located in Denver, Colorado.  Full time enrollment is 201 and part time is 0.  College America Denver has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

College America Denver
1385 S Colorado Blvd.- 5th Floor
Denver, Colorado

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

College America Denver is a private, for profit school.

College America Denver cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126872 IPEDS survey data.