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Tuition and Fees

Students can use the information provided on this page to help estimate how much it will cost to attend Aims and to make a plan for how they will pay for college.  

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective March 1, 2024, the college will no longer accept credit card payments over the phone. This is to comply with PCI DSS credit card acceptance standards. Visit Pay for College webpage on available options to pay for your tuition. 

Tuition Rates (per credit hour)

Rates shown for Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024
2023-2024 Rates In-District In-State WUE Out-of-State
Standard & Bachelor $77 $122 $183 $461
Differential Rate $128 $222 $333 $627
2024-2025 rates- Fall 2024, Spring 2025, & Summer 2025
2024-2025 rates In-District In-State WUE Out-of-State
Standard & Bachelor $ 82 $ 130 $ 195 $ 479
Differential Rate $ 133 $ 230 $ 345 $ 645

How to Calculate Your Cost

Here’s how to calculate the estimated cost of your tuition and fees:

  1. Find your tuition rate in the table above
  2. Add student fee to your tuition rate 
  3. Add  #1 and #2 together 
  4. Multiply #3 total by the number of credits for the course(s)
  5. Add a $25 Administrative Fee (one-time fee per semester)  
  6. Add any lab and/or course fees  

Example: ((tuition rate + student fee) x (# of credits)) + $25 admin fee + (lab/course fee) = cost of course

College Cost Resources

Aims Fees

Mandatory Fees

Mandatory fees per credit hour / course
Fee Amount Unit
Administrative $25.00 Per semester
Lab Fees Varies Per course
Online Course Fee $25.00 Per online course
Student Fee (2023/2024 year) $8.00 Per credit hour
Student Fee (2024/2025 year) $10.00 Per credit hour
Flight Fees / Aviation Varies Contact aviation department
B & N Access Code Varies Per course
Other Fees Amount Unit
Student ID Cards $3.00 - $5.00 Depends on card type
Payment plan enrollment fee -Fall 2023 $30.00 Per plan/per semester
Parking Free N/A
Transcripts Free Per transcript
Diploma Free Per diploma or certificate
Replacement Diploma $10.00 Per diploma or certificate
Parking Violation $15.00 - $150.00 Per incident
Portfolio Review (PLA) Free Per credit
Course challenge fee (general) Free Per course
Course challenge fee - Aviation check ride fee $690.50 Per check ride
Discovery Flight Fee - Aviation $75.00 Per person
Check Reissue $10.00 Per check
Returned Check Per current rates Per rates by PFC
iPad Insurance $35.00 Per iPad (optional)
iPad Repair Cost $175.00 Per occurrence/event
iPad Replacement Cost $450.00 Per iPad
iPad Charging Cable $20.00 Per cable
iPad AC Adapter $20.00 Per adapter
iPad Survivor case $35.00 Per case
Hazmat testing fee $30.00 per test

Differential Rate Courses

Automotive differential rate courses - updated 05/27/23
Course Title Subject Course Number
Intro to Auto Collision Tech ACT 1001
Safety in Collision Repair ACT 1010
Metal Welding and Cutting I ACT 1011
Non-Structural Repair Prep ACT 1021
Panel Repair and Replacements ACT 1022
Metal Finishing & Body Filling ACT 1023
Structural Damage Diagnosis ACT 1031
Structural Damage Repair ACT 1032
Refinishing Safety ACT 1041
Surface Preparation I ACT 1042
Spray Equipment Operation ACT 1043
Refinishing I ACT 1044
Plastics and Adhesives I ACT 1051
Auto Collision Lab Exper I ACT 1070
Auto Collision Lab Exper II ACT 1071
Special Topics: Refinishing ACT 1075
Auto Collision Repr Internsp I ACT 1080
Auto Collision Internship II ACT 1081
Estimating and Shop Management ACT 2005
Customer Relations & Sales ACT 2007
Metal Welding and Cutting II ACT 2011
Adv Struct Damage Diag/Repair ACT 2031
Automotive Glass Repair ACT 2032
Paint Defects ACT 2041
Surface Preparation II ACT 2042
Refinishing II ACT 2043
Final Detail ACT 2044
Waterborne Paint Application ACT 2045
Plastics & Adhesives II ACT 2051
Special Topics: Advanced Colli ACT 2075
Auto Shop Orientation ASE 1001
Auto Brake Service I ASE 1010
Auto Brake Service II ASE 1011
Basic Auto Electricity ASE 1020
Auto Elec Safety Systems ASE 1022
Starting & Charging Systems ASE 1023
General Engine Diagnosis ASE 1030
Autofuel & Emissions Syst I ASE 1034
Suspension and Steering I ASE 1040
Suspension and Steering II ASE 1041
Man Drive Train & Axle Maint. ASE 1050
Man Trans/Transaxles&Clutches ASE 1051
Man Trans/Transax/Clutch II ASE 1052
Auto Drive Axle O/H ASE 1053
Manual Trans/Axle Diags & Rpr ASE 1054
Auto Engine Repair ASE 1060
Engine Repair & Rebuild ASE 1061
Automotive Engine Service ASE 1062
Laboratory Experience I ASE 1070
Laboratory Experience II ASE 1071
Special Topics: St. & Susp. ASE 1075
Engine Repair & Rebuild ASE 1091
Man Trans/Transax/Clutch II ASE 1092
Auto Pwr/ABS Brake Systems ASE 2010
Auto/Diesel Body Electrical ASE 2021
Auto Comp & Ignition Sys ASE 2031
Auto Fuel Inject/Emissions II ASE 2033
Drivability & Diagnosis ASE 2035
Suspension and Steering III ASE 2040
Auto Trans/Transaxle Service ASE 2050
Auto Trans/Transaxle Repair ASE 2051
Adv Automatic Trans/Transax ASE 2052
Intro to HVAC Systems ASE 2064
HVAC Systems ASE 2065
Auto/Diesel Body Electrical ASE 2191
Auto Comp & Ignition Sys ASE 2192
Auto Fuel Inject/Emissions II ASE 2193
Suspension and Steering III ASE 2194
HVAC Systems ASE 2195
Intro to Diesel Mechanics DPM 1000
Diesel Shop Orientation DPM 1001
Diesel Engines I DPM 1003
Diesel Fuel Systems DPM 1006
Cab & Electrical PMI DPM 1011
Engine Systems PMI DPM 1012
Basic Heavy Duty Electricity DPM 1020
Hydraulic Systems II DPM 1022
Cummins B Series DPM 1023
Powerstroke Engines DPM 1024
Duramax DPM 1025
Heavy Duty Starting & Charging DPM 1026
H/D Brake I&M I DPM 1031
H/D Brake I&M II DPM 1032
H/D Drive Train I&M DPM 1033
Suspension & Steering I&M DPM 1034
H/D Electrical I&M DPM 1035
Lab Experience I DPM 1070
Diesel Fuel Systems DPM 1191
Hydraulic Systems I DPM 1192
Diesel Engines II DPM 2003
Heavy Duty Dynamic Brake Syst DPM 2009
Diesel Air Induction & Exhaust DPM 2010
H/D Body Electrical Systems DPM 2023
H/D Heating & Ventilation DPM 2064
Basic Upholstery Techniques UPH 1000
Auto Upholstery I UPH 1001
Auto Upholstery II UPH 1002
Auto Upholstery III UPH 1003
Special Topics UPH 2075
Custom Painting ACT 1060
Automotive Graphics & Designs ACT 1061
Auto Collision Tech Lab III ACT 1072
Special Topics ACT 1076
Special Topics ACT 1077
Moveable Glass and Hardware ACT 2021
Resto - Mod I ACT 2054
Resto - Mod II ACT 2055
Resto - Mod III ACT 2056
Resto - Mod IV ACT 2057
Resto - Mod V ACT 2058
Resto - Mod VI ACT 2059
Restraint Systems ACT 2066
Special Topics ACT 2076
Ignition System Diag & Repair ASE 1032
Internship ASE 1080
Specialized Electronics Train ASE 2020
Special Topics ASE 2075
HVAC Systems ASE 2095
Internship General (Summer) ASE 2182

Aviation differential course updated 5/27/23
Course Title Subject Course Number
Private Pilot Flight AVT 1002
Instrument Pilot Flight AVT 1012
Instrument Flight Trainer AVT 1013
Commercial Flight I AVT 2002
Commercial Flight II AVT 2003
Multi-Engine Flight AVT 2008
Multi-Engine Flight Trainer AVT 2009
Multi Eng Cross Country Flight AVT 2010
Flight Instructor Flight AVT 2013
Instrument Instructor Flight AVT 2022
Multi-Engine Instructor Flight AVT 2023
Transport Category Aircrft Sys AVT 2027
Reg Aircraft Procedures Train AVT 2033
Pilot Refresher Flight AVT 2035
Tail Wheel Transition Flight AVT 2036
UAS Flight Training UAS 1055
Intro to Unmanned Aircraft System UAS 1060
UAS Ground School UAS 2055
UAS Applications UAS 2056

Communication Media differential rate courses updated 5/27/23
Course Title Subject Course Number
Sound for Film/Video FVM 2008
Digital Effects FVM 2064
Lightwave I MGD 1903
MIDI I MUS 1065
Radio Programming/Production I RTV 1001
Television Studio Production RTV 1202
Principles of Audio RTV 1006
Radio Programming/Productn II RTV 2001
Advanced Television Production RTV 2002
Audio Mixing RTV 2003
Video Field Production RTV 2010
Capstone RTV 2089

Fire Science and Public Safety differential rate courses - updated 05/27/2023
Course Title Subject Course Number
Firefighter I FST 1000
Haz Mat Operations Level I FST 1007
Clinical I FST 1070

Nursing, Rad Tech and Surgical Tech differential rate courses - updated 05/27/2023
Course Title Subject Course Number
Medical/Surgical Nrsg Concepts NUR 1006
Fundamentals of Nursing NUR 1009
Basic Concepts of Pharmacology NUR 1012
Success in Nursing School NUR 1021
Maternal-Child Nursing NUR 1050
Transition into Practical Nrsg NUR 1069
Transition from LPN to AND NUR 1089
Adv Concepts of M-S Nursing I NUR 2006
Psychiatric-Mental Health NSG NUR 2011
Pharmacology II NUR 2012
Adv Concepts of M-S Nrsg II NUR 2016
Transition to Professional NSG NUR 2030
Introduction to Radiography RTE 1001
Radiographic Patient Care RTE 1011
Radiologic Procedures I RTE 1021
Radiologic Procedures II RTE 1022
Rad Pathology and Image Eval I RTE 1031
Rad Pathology / Image Eval II RTE 1032
Radiographic Equip/Imaging I RTE 1041
Radiographic Equip/Imaging II RTE 1042
Radiographic Internship I RTE 1081
Radiographic Internship II RTE 1082
Internship: Radiographic III RTE 1083
Advanced Medical Imaging RTE 2021
Radiation Biology/Protection RTE 2031
Mammography RTE 2050
Internship RTE 2080
Radiographic Internship IV RTE 2081
Radiographic Clinical Intern V RTE 2082
Capstone RTE 2089
Internship: Mammo RTE 2091
Fundamentals-Surgical Tech STE 1000
Surgical Technology Skills Lab STE 1001
Surgical Technology Skills Lab STE 1010
Pharmacology-Surgical Tech STE 1005
Surgical Procedures I STE 1010
Surgical Procedures II STE 1015
Surgical Procedures III STE 1020
Internship I STE 1081
Internship II STE 1082
Internship III STE 1083
STE Seminar STE 2068
Sterile Instrument Processing SPI 1000
Sterile Instrument Lab Skills SPI 1001
Internship: Sterile Processing SPI 1081
  • All tuition and fee charges are subject to change by the Aims Community College District Board of Trustees as circumstances may require, without notice.
  • In-District refers to the Aims Community College Tax District 
  • In-District classification for tuition purposes is for students who have been Colorado residents for a minimum of one year (according to tuition classification law) and who live in the Aims tax district. The Aims tax district is most of Weld County, excluding the Mead, Dacono, Erie, Frederick and Firestone areas.
  • Tuition residency classification is guided by Colorado Statute (§23-7-101, et. Seq). Student must have physical present in Colorado for 365 days and have ties to the state (ie: Driver's license, voter registration, etc)