Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    Feb 22, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024

Cost: Tuition and Fees


 


Classes requiring additional cost of differential tuition and lab or course fees will be designated in the online course schedule.

Active duty members of the U. S. Armed Forces (and their dependents) residing in Colorado on a permanent change-of-station status and honorably-discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces may be eligible for in-state tuition rates. Contact the Registration and Records Office for details.

Complete information regarding residency is available in the Registration & Records Office, where students may obtain a Change of Residency Petition. The final petition must be submitted and approved by the first day of the semester.

 

Tuition Type
Fall Semester 2023
Spring Semester 2024
Summer Semester 2024

Tuition Rate Per Credit Hour*
 

 
In-District** 

 

In-State 
Out-of-State 

Standard Tuition
 

$77.00

$122.00

$461.00

Differential
includes Automotive, Aviation, Communications Media, Fire Science, Nursing, Radiologic
Technology, Sterile Instrument Processing, and Surgical Technology. 
 


$128.00


$222.00


$627.00

*Tuition rate by credit hour listed here does not include fees and other charges for services.
**In-District classification for tuition purposes is for students who are Colorado residents
(according to tuition classification law) and live in the Aims tax district.
Please visit the Aims web site at https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-fees for current tuition rates and fees.
 

All Tuition and Fee charges are subject to change by the Aims Community College District
Board of Trustees as circumstances may require, without notice.
 

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Student Financial Responsibility Policy

By applying for admission, registering for classes and allowing charges to be added to their account, students represent to us that they have the intention and ability to pay, and they promise to pay for all charges placed on their account as well as bookstore charges, service charges or collection costs, if any, that may be due.  This agreement binds the student to the financial obligations of the school.  Click here to view full policy.

The college uses an electronic billing (e-billing) email system.  The student will receive notification of an available electronic bill (e-bill) via an email sent to their college-assigned e-mail (MyAims) address.  E-bill notifications will be sent only to the student.  Failure by a student to check their email for e-bill notifications or check their tuition bill online will not constitute valid grounds for waiving late-payment penalties or registration, grade, diploma, or transcript holds.

Payment Deadlines:

Students need to have at least one of the following payment options completed by the published payment deadlines to avoid the monthly 1.75% service fee.

  • Pay in Full
  • Sign up online for MyPaymentPlan
  • Be awarded Financial Aid
  • Submit private scholarship paperwork
  • Submit Sponsor billing paperwork
  • Submit UNC/CSU Cooperative Agreement
  • Submit completed High School Concurrent Enrolled program, Early College & Career Academy paperwork
  • Under the age of 18

Please check the website for current due dates and payment deadlines.

A service charge of 1.75% of the unpaid balance will be added to the student’s account the 5th of each month, or next business day if the 5th falls on a weekend or holiday, up to a total of four months when a payment option is not in place by the posted deadlines.  Service charges are figured on the student’s account by applying the service charge rate to the balance that is owed at the payment due date.  The annual percentage rate (APR) that corresponds to this service charge is 21%.

*Please note: If your required down payment and/or enrollment fee fails to process with MyPaymentPlan, you may incur service fees each month unless a payment option is setup by the next service fee assessment.

Students who have not paid by the payment deadlines will have a hold placed on their account, and be required to make the required payment for those charges. In addition, the student will not be allowed to register for future courses or receive transcripts until the outstanding balance is paid in full. Students may submit a Transcript Hold Waiver request online if the student is needing transcripts issued per House Bill 22-1049.  If the student is registered for a future semester and owes a balance for the current semester as of the posted payment deadlines, then the student may be at risk of being dropped from all future courses and placed on Financial hold until the financial obligations are met per the posted payment deadlines.

Other Information:

It is the student’s responsibility to view online their combined bill/schedule at the time of registration, add, drop, or withdrawal. Subsequent billing statement notices will be sent via e-mail to the student’s Aims e-mail address. Billing statements will be mailed via USPS after midterms and completion of the semester.  Payment is due at the Cashier’s Office on or before due dates shown on the school’s website.

Payments from Financial Aid will be automatically posted to the student’s tuition bill.  Any excess funds will be refunded to the student via paper check or direct deposit. 

All purchases, up to the allotted amount, with Barnes and Noble bookstore are automatically posted to the student account. Students are responsible for full payment of all charges by the posted deadlines. Students are responsible to adhere to all bookstore refund policies. Charges will be added to all Nelnet payment plans and the student will be notified of changes via email.

The college accepts payment on the student’s account by cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and direct payment through financial aid disbursements.  Check, credit/debit card or cash payments are accepted in person at the Cashier’s Office.  Credit/debit card payments are also accepted online through the student school account.

 

Aviation Flight Fees

Professional Pilot/General Aviation Pilot Program

 

 

Cost per Hour

Required Hours

Total Estimated Cost

Dual

Solo

Pre/Post/

Ground 

Dual

Solo

Pre/Post/

Ground

Total Required

Hours Cost

Private Pilot

AVT1002

PA-28-181

$215.00

$164.00

$51.00

60

5

20

$14,740.00

$17,851.50

Instrument Pilot

AVT 1012

PA-28-181

$215.00

N/A

$51.00

45

N/A

25

$10,950.00

$13,249.00

Comm. Flight I

AVT 2002

PA-28-181

$215.00

$164.00

$51.00

13

40

3

$9,508.00

$10,273.00

Comm. Flight II

AVT 2003

PA-28-181

$215.00

$164.00

$51.00

42

25

10

$13,640.00

$15,425.00

Multi Engine

AVT 2008

PA-44-180

$301.00

N/A

$51.00

15

N/A

10

$5,025.00

$6,384.00

Multi Engine XCountry

AVT 2010

PA-44-180

$301.00

$ 125.00

$51.00

3

15

(not solo, safety pilot)

3

$2,931.00

$2,931.00

Flight Instructor

AVT 2013

PA-28-181

$215.00

8KCAB - $239.00

N/A

$51.00

PA-28-25

8KCAB-2

N/A

40

$7,893.00

$9,193.00

 

Instrument Instructor

AVT 2022

PA-28-181

$215.00

N/A

$51.00

15

N/A

15

$3,990.00

$5,145.00

Multi Engine Instructor

AVT 2023

PA-44-180

$301.00

N/A

$51.00

25

N/A

20

$8,545.00

$9,445.00

Pilot Refresher

AVT 2035

PA-28-181

$215.00

N/A

$51.00

8

N/A

8

$2,128.00

$4,143.00

Tail Wheel

AVT 2036

8KCAB - $239.00

N/A

$51.00

10

N/A

6

$2,696.00

$3,378.00

Basic Aerobatics

AVT 2037

8KCAB - $239.00

N/A

$51.00

8

N/A

8

$2,320.00

$2,320.00

  • Rates subject to change at any time
  • Course tuition per credit hour are charged in addition to amounts shown above
  • VA Post 9/11 program pays only up to but not to exceed cost of required hours
  • All course tuition per hour rates are charged at the Differential rate
  • Aviation courses may also charge an additional lab/course fee ranging from $200-$2000 per course.  See current class schedule for details

Refunds

Refunds are issued to students within 14 days of the date that the credit/negative balance is created on the student account, once the semester officially begins. The college has partnered with Heartland Campus Solutions RefundSelect program. All refunds are processed through RefundSelect and disbursed to the student per that refund program. All students are required to enroll in RefundSelect and indicate a refund disbursement method. The college does not issue refunds back to debit/credit cards and refunds are not issued to parents, guardians, and other parties.

Click here for additional information, FAQ’s and important links.

Financial Obligations of Students

The financial obligations of students to the college, such as payments for tuition, fees, other college charges, and books, are due and payable on specific dates or at the time the obligations are incurred. If the student is 17 years old and younger, all financial obligations are the responsibility of the parent. Students will not be allowed to register for courses, receive their diploma or receive transcripts of courses completed unless all financial obligations to the college have been met.

Note: Students that have an outstanding balance and/or financial holds on their account and are needing their diploma or transcripts for specific reasons, per HB22-1049, may be eligible for temporary waived diploma/transcripts holds upon a student’s request for review of student record.

Visit our website for links to appropriate forms, updated information, and specific due dates.

Failure to pay a financial obligation to the college when it is due may result in the student’s account being placed with a collection agency and such action reported to a credit bureau(s).  In addition, the student’s account may be charged by the collection agency legally allowable collection and attorney fees needed to collect or enforce the student’s indebtedness.

Lifetime Learning and American Opportunity Credit

The American Opportunity and Lifetime Credit, included in the Federal Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, promises to make education at community colleges even more affordable than it has been in the past.

The Lifetime Learning and the American Opportunity Credit is available for qualified tuition and related expenses paid after June 30, 1998.

For the tax credit, students must be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours) in a degree, certificate or other program leading to recognized education credentials.

The tax credit applies only to tuition and fees and all eligible educational expenses.

For detailed information on limits and eligibility, please consult your tax advisor or Publication at www.irs.gov