Maroon Bells Mountains

Resident

 

$229.64 per credit hour (after COF)

 

CERTIFICATE

2 years, 48 credits

≈$11,000 ($5,500 per year)

 

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

3 years, 75 credits

≈$17,000 ($5,675 per year)

 

**Tuition rates for Fall 2022 Semester (rates subject to change, for up to date information please visit CCA’s Tuition Page)

Students who have moved to Colorado may apply for residency after living in Colorado full time for one year.  The application can be found in the MyCCA portal in the forms tab.

Western Undergraduate Exchange

WUE

 

$234.60 per credit hour

 

CERTIFICATE

2 years, 48 credits

≈$11,200 ($5,600 per year)

 

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

3 years, 75 credits

≈$17,500 ($5,850 per year)

 

**Tuition rates for Fall 2022 Semester (rates subject to change, for up to date information please visit CCA’s Tuition Page)

Palm Tree

Non-Resident

 

$715.04 per credit hour

 

CERTIFICATE

2 years, 48 credits

≈$34,500 ($17,000 per year)

 

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

3 years, 75 credits

≈$53,500 ($17,800 per year)

 

**Tuition rates for Fall 2022 Semester (rates subject to change, for up to date information please visit CCA’s Tuition Page)

NOTE: International students have additional fees.

Colorado Film School is committed to giving you the best experience possible

 

As a taxpayer-funded state institution, we are able to give you access to our state-of-the-art facilities and industry-current equipment at incredibly low tuition rates.  In addition to tuition, we also have access to funding through Federal Perkins Grants that allow us to do yearly equipment upgrades.

The Colorado Film School is able to rise above current economic challenges as many of our students come from outside of Colorado and their tuition dollars flow directly to the school, insulating us against state cutbacks.

Student fees, currently $400 per semester, bring in new cutting-edge equipment, production insurance for student shoots, constant updating in the labs and computer software, and more (see below for more information about what the student fee covers).

SYRP Camer

STUDENT FEE

Despite appearing on your student bill as a “lab fee,” the $400 student fee pertains to much more than updating the CFS labs.  The student fee is used, among other things, to:

  • Purchase and maintain filming equipment which is checked out to students for projects so that no student need purchase their own filming equipment for their time at CFS.
  • Maintain the CFS building which is available to students to use for computer access, lab equipment and software, production meetings, classes, and use of the rooms for filming projects.
  • Cover all writing, producing, and editing software licenses both on campus and remotely.
  • Provide professional development opportunities for instructors and staff to ensure student success and quality of instruction.
  • Provide supplemental workshops for students and staff, such as boom basics training, lighting and camera workshops, and more.
  • Bring in guest speakers, such as Boots Riley and the Coen Brothers.
  • Maintain the printer, copy machine, and office supplies.
  • Maintain the room reservation system.
  • Cover costs of developing curriculum to improve existing courses or create new ones.
  • Maintain the online admissions application.
  • Maintain the Colorado Film School Website and CFS Greenlight, our online project management system.

In short, the student fee provides funding for all the benefits we provide to our students that go above and beyond instruction in the classroom.

Tuition & Fees

Cost Per Year: Associate’s and Bachelor’s Programs

See how our costs compare to other colleges.

Colorado Film School
CFS
  • Resident: $5,600
  • WUE: $6,700
  • Non-Resident: $16,300
University of California, Los Angeles
UCLA
  • Resident: $13,258
  • Non-Resident: $43,012
New York University
NYU
  • Resident: $27,440
  • Non-Resident: $53,308
Chapman University
Chapman
  • Resident: $54,924
  • Non-Resident: $54,924
Columbia University New York
Columbia, NY
  • Resident: $69,824
  • Non-Resident: $92,999

Production Costs

 

Art department (sets and props), craft services (food on sets), and other production costs can be expected for student projects.  The cost varies depending on the scope of the project.  Production expenses can be offset through crowd source funding and donation letters, among other things.  Visit the Financial Aid page for more information on how to reduce costs.