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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Aims Community College tuition is $1,617 per year for in-district residents. This is 45% cheaper than the national average public two year in-district tuition of $2,965. The cost is 74% cheaper than the average Colorado in-district tuition of $6,168 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 1st in Colorado amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 20th most expensive 2 year college in the state.

The school charges an additional fees of $218 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $2,756.

Housing Costs

Aims Community College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Greeley area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $10,332.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,475.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $5,256 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to Aims Community College is $18,898 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $19,819. Out-of-state students who don't possess Colorado residence can expect a one year cost of $27,487. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $9,333.

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

Costs and Tuition for Aims Community College
Estimated Budgets
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$18,898
   In-District Tuition$1,617
   Other Fees$218
   Off-Campus Other Budget$5,256
   Books and Supplies$1,475
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$10,332
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$8,412
   In-District Tuition$1,617
   Other Fees$218
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$5,102
   Books and Supplies$1,475
Colorado Out of District Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$19,819
   In-State Tuition$2,538
   Other Fees$218
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$10,332
   Off-Campus Other Budget$5,256
   Books and Supplies$1,475
Colorado Out of District Total Budget (Living with Parents)$9,333
   In-State Tuition$2,538
   Other Fees$218
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$5,102
   Books and Supplies$1,475

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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 $19,819 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 Aims Community College net price for in-state students is $9,264* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

72% of Aims Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,967. 63 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 $4,215. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Aims Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Aims Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$9,264*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid72%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,967
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants63%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,215

Average Net Price for In-State Students 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$8,474
$30,001 to $48,000$9,390
$48,001 to $75,000$10,870
$75,001 to $110,000$13,966
$110,000+$13,991

Average Financial Aid Mix - $19,819 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $19,819. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

34%
31%
35%

Grants and Scholarships

 34% - $4,967

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

Federal Loans

 31% - $4,502

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

Out of Pocket

 35% -  $5,094

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


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state 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 Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Aims Community College
Front Range Community College36.7% more expensive
Community College of Aurora28.6% more expensive
Community College of Denver36.7% more expensive
Laramie County Community College11.1% less expensive
Red Rocks Community College36.7% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Aims Community College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at Aims Community College is $39,638 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 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 $8,491 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $16,982**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state 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

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Aims Community College.

Colorado Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,269
Colorado Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,910
Non-Colorado Resident Tuition Per Semester$5,103
Non-Colorado Resident Total Cost Per Semester$13,744

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Aims Community College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Aims Community College
Price per credit hour for in district residents$67
Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours)$201
Price per credit hour for Colorado residents$106
Cost for one class for Colorado residents (3 credit hours)$318
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$425
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,275
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,700

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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. 40% of Aims Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,502.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Aims Community College? 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 $16,982, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $21,070.77. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Aims Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 72% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $8,491. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Aims Community College 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.

Aims Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$175.59
Amount Borrowed$16,982.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$4,088.77
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$21,070.77

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Aims Community College? 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 Aims Community College, 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 $21,070.77 would be needed to afford a $175.59 monthly payment in the example $16,982.00 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 Aims Community College in the future? 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 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $39,638.00. 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 Aims Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$25,927$51,854
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$33,090$66,180
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $42,232$84,465
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $48,889$97,778

Tuition History

What was tuition at Aims Community College 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.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$2,328$9,720 0%
2011$2,328$9,720 -7.4%
2010$2,514$9,642 7.2%
2009$2,346$8,874 10.8%
2008$2,118$7,518 0%
2007$2,118$7,518 -17.7%
2006$2,574$7,518 9.4%
2005$2,352$7,488 15.3%
2004$2,040$5,892 11.8%
2003$1,824$5,100 0%
2002$1,824$5,100 5.6%
2001$1,728$4,896 5.1%
2000$1,644$4,812 -2.8%
1999$1,692$4,860 4.4%
1998$1,620$4,680 0%
1997$1,620$4,680 7.1%
1996$1,512$4,572 0%
1995$1,512$4,572 5%
1994$1,440$4,392 4%
1993$1,384$4,336 8.5%
1992$1,276$3,976 6.1%
1991$1,203$3,759 6.4%
1990$1,131$3,759 23.6%
1989$915$2,715 1.7%
1988$900$2,688

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Aims Community College 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
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 219 24% costlier
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Associate's Degree 22 30% costlier
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 19 41% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 18 36% costlier
Medical Office Management/Administration Associate's Degree 13 42% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 12 41% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Associate's Degree 12 27% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Associate's Degree 12 19% costlier
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 11 41% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 40% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 50% costlier
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew Associate's Degree 9 33% costlier
Graphic Communications, General Associate's Degree 9 56% costlier
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Associate's Degree 9 28% costlier
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 41% costlier
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 7 50% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 7 41% costlier
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 6 50% costlier
Air Transportation, Other Associate's Degree 4 48% costlier
Radio and Television Associate's Degree 3 31% costlier
General Studies Associate's Degree 3 30% costlier
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist Associate's Degree 3 28% costlier
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry Associate's Degree 3 55% costlier
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 49% costlier
Recording Arts Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 36% costlier
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager Associate's Degree 2 31% costlier
Teacher Assistant/Aide Associate's Degree 1 46% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 1 52% costlier
Child Development Associate's Degree 1 55% costlier

Calculators

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Plan and Save for College

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Estimate Loan Payments

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About Aims Community College

Aims Community College is a two year community college located in Greeley, Colorado.  Full time enrollment is 1,978 and part time is 3,674.  Aims Community College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Aims Community College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
Aims Community College
5401 W. 20th St.
Greeley, Colorado
80632

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Aims Community College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Aims Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126207 IPEDS survey data.