Welcome City of Aurora Employees
As a City of Aurora employee, you qualify for a 10 percent tuition discount on all Columbia College courses. And since our tuition is already about half the national average for private schools, you could save thousands of dollars on your accredited associate, bachelor's or master's degree.
Founded in 1851, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, coeducational liberal arts and sciences college, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty, and quality educational programs.
In addition to offering associate and bachelor's programs, the college also offers master's degree at selected venues and online. The Colorado campus is located at 6892 Yosemite in Centennial.
Nearly 20,000 students take classes at Columbia College each year at our locations across the nation and online.
Here's how we can help you get the most from your education:
- Flexible in-class (evening) and online courses allow you to fit your classes around your career.
- Six academic sessions start each year, allowing you to complete your degree quickly. Each class lasts eight weeks. You could earn an associate degree in 20 months, a bachelor’s in 3.5 years, and a master’s degree in just 12 months!
- We accept more transfer credit than many schools, which may allow you to graduate even sooner if you have attended an accredited college in the past.
- All classes are taught by experienced instructors with either master’s or doctoral degrees.
- Columbia College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission so you can be confident that your degree will be respected in the workplace.
- Our degree programs teach skills that can be applied in your career from day one.
No fees. No book costs. No surprises.
Columbia College is committed to adding truth into the price of tuition. We call it
Truition® . You pay no fees and receive your books at no cost.
- No more fees: With
Truition®, we’ve eliminated fees so you know exactly what the cost of college will be.
- No more book costs: Books are included at no cost to you. Receive them before class starts—get a jump start on the upcoming semester.
- No more surprises:
Truition® adds honesty and transparency into the price of college so students aren’t slapped with unexpected fees.
- Undergraduate students: $375 per credit hour
City of Aurora undergraduate rate: $337.50
- Graduate students: $490 per credit hour
City of Aurora graduate rate: $441
Truition® prices are established exclusively for undergraduate and graduate students taking classes online or at one of our adult higher education venues across the nation. Other exclusive programs are in place for students taking classes at our residential campus in Columbia, Missouri.
Tuition discount cannot be retroactively applied but may be combined with other institutional aid.
Get your tuition discount
- Apply online
- After submitting the online application, current City of Aurora employees must send an email from your company email account to firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you would like to receive the 10 percent tuition discount.
More financial aid
Check out scholarship information or more financial aid options to save more.