Tuition and Fees

Enriching Lives Through Learning… Affordably

If you’re like most students or parents, you worry about the burden of paying for college. Lamar Community College’s commitment to high-quality, affordable education helps you achieve your goals with less debt.

2024-2025 Tuition Rates Snapshot

  • In-State Tuition

    $285.10 per standard credit hour

    Assuming $116 per credit hour COF Tuition Stipend

    Final Total: $169.10 per standard credit hour


    Nursing Tuition: $254.40 per standard credit hour after COF

  • Reciprocity Tuition

    $169.10 per standard credit hour

    Nursing Tuition: $254.40 per standard credit hour

  • Out of State Tuition

    $282.00 per standard credit hour

    Nursing Tuition: $367.30 per standard credit hour

  • Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Tuition

    $253.65 per standard credit hour (on-campus only)

    Nursing Tuition: $338.95 per standard credit hour

Residency Requirements

Information about residency requirements can be found at the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

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.


Map of the United State highlighting Colorado and New MexicoLCC 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.


Map of the United States highlighting WUE states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) in addition to Colorado.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 $252.60 lower than the regular non-resident rate offered at Urban Colorado Community Colleges.

Summary of Tuition Rates per Credit

Tuition TypeTuitionCOFNet Tuition
Resident - COF eligible285.10116.00169.10
LCC/CCCOnline - Resident - COF eligible393.80116.00277.80
Non-Resident Pilot Rate (Regular Rate $513.35)282.00n/a282.00
LCC/CCCOnline - Non-Resident423.60n/a423.60

Fees & Additional Costs

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is the maximum amount of aid you can normally receive for College. The Cost of Attendance is calculated for the 23-24 aid year using the below assumptions. Should you have additional cost of attendance components that you wish to be considered for your specific situation, please see the Office of Financial Aid.

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