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An Investment in Your Future

A collegiate education is a substantial investment, but RMCAD gives you all of the financial tools to pay for your schooling and succeed in your career.


You may only enroll in classes after all financial aid paperwork is complete.

Effective August 1, 2015, tuition rates for the 2015-2016 academic year are as follows:


  • Online Programs: $464 per credit hour
  • On-Campus Programs: $594 per credit hour


  • Graduate (MA Programs): $849 per credit hour
  • Audit/non-credit: $849 per credit hour

Tuition does not include books or fees.

Application Fee

There is a one-time application-processing fee of $50, payable when you submit your application.


Cost of technology may vary each term. Generally, the first term cost is the highest in order to purchase basic, required software and hardware. See the Technology Page for more information.

Health Insurance/Medical Services

In accordance with the Affordable Care Act, all RMCAD students are required to have health insurance. There are a variety of options for health coverage for you as a student; you can be covered under your parent/guardian’s policy until you are 26 or you can purchase your own plan via the state healthcare marketplace in which you reside. You can begin your healthcare information search at Please see the links below for more information regarding the Affordable Care Act:
Helpful Links

Key Features of ACA
Colorado Marketplace
Find out if you qualify for a health insurance subsidy
Understanding Health Reform for Consumers
Medicaid Expansion

Nearby area hospitals and emergency rooms include:

11600 West 2nd Place
Lakewood, CO
Just off Union on 2nd

8300 W. 38th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO
Between Wadsworth and Kipling on 38th Avenue



Complete tuition and fees are due in full before the first day of class for each term, unless the account has an approved a payment plan or financial aid is in process. It is the student’s responsibility to pay tuition and fees regardless of attendance.

You may pay by cash, check, or credit card (Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover). These payments may be made either on campus at our Resource Center Desk (1st floor of the Texas Building), mailed to RMCAD, or made via telephone authorization. Payments are also accepted through the website at

Payment Plans

The RMCAD Payment plan is designed to finance all tuition—or the portion of tuition not covered by financial assistance, such as grants, loans and scholarships—interest-free. Late payments may be subject to late fees and interest charges. Contact Student Accounts at 303.567.7285 for more information.

After you have registered for a course, RMCAD will reserve a space for you in that course regardless of attendance. RMCAD reserves the right to withhold grades, academic transcripts, diplomas, and letters of recommendation until all charges have been paid and your student account is cleared. Failure to pay tuition and fees may result in cancellation of registration. Payment plans are available each term you are registered, and there is a $25 set up fee each term.

The Office of Student Accounts works with students and families to manage charges for each student, including tuition, fees, health insurance, and various fines. Bills are mailed at least 30 days prior to the beginning of each semester, and tuition charges are due and payable prior to the start of each term.