Tuition & Fees

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Monthly tuition and fees fund the programs at the Auraria Early Learning Center.

2018-19 Tuition

  Full-Time
5 Full Days
Part-Time
Daily 
(2 Day Minimum)
Drop-In
Hourly

Category A

Toddler 
(12 mo. & walking-3 yrs.) 
$786 monthly $50 $9
Preschool (3 yrs.-5 yrs.) 
& Summer Camp
$681 monthly $45  $9
Kindergarten  $712 monthly   $9
Category B
Toddler 
(12 mo. & walking-3 yrs.) 
$860 monthly $52.50 $10
Preschool (3 yrs.-5 yrs.) 
& Summer Camp 
$737 monthly $47 $10
Kindergarten $770 monthly   $10
Category C
Toddler 
(12 mo. & walking-3 yrs.) 
$1,062 monthly $68 $12
Preschool (3 yrs.-5 yrs.) 
& Summer Camp 
$884 monthly $56 $12
Kindergarten $944 monthly   $12
Community
Toddler 
(12 mo. & walking-3 yrs.) 
$1,233 monthly $81 $13
Preschool (3 yrs.-5 yrs.) 
& Summer Camp 
$1,049 monthly $75 $13
Kindergarten $1,089 monthly   $13

Tuition Guidelines

  • There is a minimum 2-day schedule required for the part-time option.
  • Toddler schedules are required to be T/Th, M/W/F, or full-time.
  • Students taking a minimum of 6 credits per semester, faculty, and staff at one of the institutions on the Auraria Campus, and AHEC staff are eligible for category A, B, or C. 

Income Requirements

A copy of your current income tax return will be needed to verfify annual gross income for qualification into categories A or B. Please provide proof upon enrolling your child. 
 

Category Family Size  Annual Gross Income
A 2
3
4
5
6
$20,709
$26,117
$31, 525
$36,933
$42,341
B 2
3
4
5
6
$29,471
$37,167
$44,863
$52,559
$60, 255
C 2
3
4
5
6
Higher than $29,471
Higher than $37,167
Higher than $44, 863
Higher than $52, 559
Higher than $60, 255

Fees

New Client Registration Fee $75 (non-refundable)
Bond Fee (faculty & staff)  $63.50 per semester 
Registration Fee - Kindergarten  $150 (non-refundable)
Teacher In-service Fee $50 per semester (per child regardless of schedule) 
Summer Camp Fee Varies depending on field trips
Schedule Change Fee $25 per change (when change is made outside of designated sign up time)
All families are required to pay for major holidays.