During the 2020-21 or 2021-22 academic year, some or all of the instructional formats may change due to an emergency situation affecting college operations, public safety, or public health, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional format. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event the curriculum delivery format changes for any part of the 2020-21 or the 2021-22 academic year.
The first step in understanding the cost of attending college is to determine your tuition and fees.
Below you will find tuition, fees, and other cost estimates for the 2021-2022 academic year. You should plan to pay for all charges associated with the registration and enrollment process at the beginning of each semester. For additional information regarding tuition and fees, see the College Catalog.
Tuition By Residency
Start by determining your residency and course type, then expand the tuition table that best matches you. Then, you can find your approximate tuition cost based on the number of credits you plan to take each semester.
LCC students whose permanent residence is in Colorado qualify for resident tuition rates as well as the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend.
Not sure if you qualify for Colorado Resident status? See the College Catalog for additional information.
Students from New Mexico can apply to receive resident tuition rates via a state-to-state reciprocity agreement. Apply to receive reciprocity resident tuition.
See below for on-campus and online tuition rates for Colorado residents.
Non-resident students are all those whose permanent residence is outside the state of Colorado.
LCC is part of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program, through which students from participating states (highlighted in the image) can receive a reduced tuition rate. Learn more about WUE in the LCC Catalog. Apply to receive WUE tuition rates.
Students outside of WUE states and Colorado pay non-resident tuition rates. Non-resident tuition for online courses is the same regardless of WUE status.
See below for on-campus and online tuition rates for non-residents. Lamar Community College offers a non-resident pilot rate; which is currently $247.65 lower than the regular non-resident rate offered at Urban Colorado Community Colleges.
Summary of Tuition Rates per Credit
|Tuition Type||Tuition||COF||Net Tuition|
|Resident - COF eligible||247.35||94.00||153.35|
|LCC/CCCOnline - Resident - COF eligible||357.20||94.00||263.20|
|Non-Resident Pilot Rate (Regular Rate $503.30) **||255.65||n/a||255.65|
|LCC/CCCOnline - Non-Resident||401.25||n/a||401.25|
**This rate per credit hour is discounted by $247.65 to $255.65 per credit hour; for what is the non-resident pilot rate at rural schools. Regular Rate is $503.30 per credit hour.