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Office of Financial Aid "Cost of Attendance" used in determining aid (most recently posted year only): Undergraduate |  Graduate

Tuition and fees

2012-13(1) 2013-14(1) 2014-15(1)(6) 2015-16(1)(6) 2016-17(1)(6)
Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY
BASE (most students): Arts & Sciences, Architecture & Planning, Education
Undergraduate                    
Resident
4,741 9,482 5,174 10,347 5,394 10,789 5,546 11,091 5,766 11,531
Incoming Non-resident
15,689 31,378 16,058 32,115 16,575 33,151 17,063 34,125 17,540 35,079
Incoming International
17,365 34,731 17,894 35,788 18,396 36,791
Graduate                    
Resident
5,586 11,173 5,757 11,514 5,987 11,974 6,160 12,320 6,305 12,610
Non-resident
13,821 27,643 14,154 28,308 14,636 29,272 14,809 29,61815,215 30,430
BUSINESS
Undergraduate                    
Resident
7,059 14,118 7,489 14,977 7,697 15,395 7,848 15,696 8,189 16,377
Incoming Non-resident
17,467 34,934 17,719 35,437 18,089 36,179 18,576 37,152 19,099 38,197
Incoming International
        18,879 37,759 19,408 38,816 19,955 39,909
Graduate                    
Resident
7,692 15,385 7,899 15,798 8,192 16,384 8,392 16,784 8,609 17,218
Non-resident
15,441 30,883 15,801 31,602 16,328 32,656 16,501 33,002 16,961 33,922
MBA                    
Resident
8,763 17,527 8,988 17,976 9,308 18,616 9,580 19,160 9,833 19,666
Non-resident
15,666 31,333 16,035 32,070 16,571 33,142 17,059 34,118 17,537 35,074
Professional Masters(2)                  
Resident
            14,132 28,264 14,552 29,103
Non-resident 
            19,757 39,514 20,342 40,683
ENGINEERING
Undergraduate                    
Resident
6,237 12,474 6,674 13,347 6,894 13,789 7,046 14,091 7,338 14,675
Incoming Non-resident
16,958 33,916 17,345 34,689 17,898 35,797 18,431 36,861 18,949 37,897
Incoming International
    18,688 37,377 19,217 38,434 19,759 39,517
Graduate(7)              
Resident
7,080 14,161 7,278 14,556 7,553 15,106 7,735 15,470 7,934 15,868
Non-resident
15,018 30,037 15,369 30,738 15,887 31,774 16,060 32,120 16,511 33,022
Professional Masters(2)                  
Resident
            12,992 25,984 13,382 26,763
Non-resident 
14,942 29,884 15,392 30,783
 Media, Communication and Information(3)
Undergraduate                    
Resident
            6,302 12,603 6,558 13,115
Incoming Non-resident 
            17,813 35,625 18,313 36,625
Incoming International
            18,602 37,204
19,125 38,249
Graduate                    
Resident
            6,907 13,814 7,079 14,158
Non-resident
            15,556 31,112 15,989 31,978
 MUSIC
Undergraduate                    
Resident 
4,887 9,774 5,330 10,659 5,550 11,101 5,702 11,403 5,934 11,867
Incoming Non-resident
15,842 31,684 16,211 32,421 16,737 33,475 17,234 34,467 17,716 35,431
Incoming International
        17,527 35,055 18,056 36,112 18,563 37,125
Graduate
Resident
5,586 11,173 5,757 11,514 5,987 11,974 6,160 12,320 6,305 12,610
Non-resident
13,974 27,949 14,307 28,614 14,789 29,578 14,962 29,924 15,377 30,754
LAW(4)
Juris Doctor
Resident
15,747 31,495 15,838 31,676 15,912 31,824 15,932 31,864 15,924 31,848
Non-resident
19,140 38,281 19,231 38,462 19,305 38,610 19,325 38,650 19,317 38,634
Master of Laws(5)
Resident
17,267 34,535 15,999 31,998 16,076 32,152        
Non-resident
19,117 38,235 19,095 38,190 19,172 38,344        
Professional Masters(2)
Resident
16,047 32,094 16,047 32,094
Non-resident 
            19,692 39,384 19,692 39,384

 

Tuition only

2012-13(1) 2013-14(1) 2014-15(1)(6) 2015-16(1)(6) 2016-17(1)(6)
Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY
BASE (most students): Arts & Sciences, Architecture & Planning, Education
Undergraduate                    
Resident
4,028 8,056 4,380 8,760 4,524 9,048 4,656 9,312 4,884 9,768
Incoming Non-resident
14,976 29,952 15,264 30,528 15,705 31,410 16,173 32,346 16,658 33,316
Incoming International
        16,455 32,910 16,965 33,930 17,474 34,948
Graduate                    
Resident
4,869 9,738 4,959 9,918 5,112 10,224 5,265 10,530 5,418 10,836
Non-resident
13,104 26,208 13,356 26,712 13,761 27,522 13,914 27,828 14,328 28,656
BUSINESS
Undergraduate                    
Resident
6,323 12,646 6,672 13,344 6,816 13,632 6,948 13,896 7,296 14,592
Incoming Non-resident
16,731 33,462 16,902 33,804 17,208 34,416 17,676 35,352 18,206 36,412
Incoming International
        17,958 35,916 18,468 36,936 19,022 38,044
Graduate                    
Resident
6,975 13,950 7,101 14,202 7,317 14,634 7,497 14,994 7,722 15,444
Non-resident
14,724 29,448 15,003 30,006 15,453 30,906 15,606 31,212 16,074 32,148
MBA                    
Resident
8,046 16,092 8,190 16,380 8,433 16,866 8,685 17,370 8,946 17,892
Non-resident
14,949 29,898 15,237 30,474 15,696 31,392 16,164 32,328 16,650 33,300
Professional Masters(2)
Resident
        8,181 16,362 14,040 28,080 14,460 28,920
Non-resident 
        11,457 22,914 19,665 39,330 20,250 40,500
ENGINEERING
Undergraduate                    
Resident
5,524 11,048 5,880 11,760 6,024 12,048 6,156 12,312 6,456 12,912
Incoming Non-resident
16,245 32,490 16,551 33,102 17,028 34,056 17,541 35,082 18,067 36,134
Incoming International
        17,778 35,556 18,288 36,576 18,837 37,674
Graduate(7)                    
Resident
6,363 12,726 6,480 12,960 6,678 13,356 6,840 13,680 7,047 14,094
Non-resident
14,301 28,602 14,571 29,142 15,012 30,024 15,165 30,330 15,624 31,248
Professional Masters(2)
Resident
12,900 25,800 13,290 26,580
Non-resident 
            14,850 29,700 15,300 30,600
 Media, Communication and Information(3)
Undergraduate                    
Resident
            5,412 10,824 5,676 11,352
Incoming Non-resident 
            16,923 33,846 17,431 34,862
Incoming International
            17,673 35,346 18,203 36,406
Graduate                    
Resident
            6,012 12,024 6,192 12,384
Non-resident
            14,661 29,322 15,102 30,204
 MUSIC
Undergraduate                    
Resident 
4,174 8,348 4,536 9,072 4,680 9,360 4,812 9,624 5,052 10,104
Incoming Non-resident
15,129 30,258 15,417 30,834 15,867 31,734 16,344 32,688 16,834 33,668
Incoming International
        16,617 33,234 17,127 34,254 17,641 35,282
Graduate                    
Resident
4,869 9,738 4,959 9,918 5,112 10,224 5,265 10,530 5,418 10,836
Non-resident
13,257 26,514 13,509 27,018 13,914 27,828 14,067 28,134 14,490 28,980
LAW(4)
Juris Doctor
Resident
14,859 29,718 14,859 29,718 14,859 29,718 14,859 29,718 14,859 29,718
Non-resident
18,252 36,504 18,252 36,504 18,252 36,504 18,252 36,504 18,252 36,504
Master of Laws(5)
Resident
16,550 33,100 15,201 30,402 15,201 30,402        
Non-resident
18,400 36,800 18,297 36,594 18,297 36,594        
Professional Masters(2)
Resident
            15,915 31,830 15,915 31,830
Non-resident 
            19,560 39,120 19,560 39,120

(1) Resident undergraduate tuition represents the student share after College Opportunity Fund (COF).  For more information about COF visit the Bursar's web site

(2) Business, Engineering and Law professional masters programs were begun in AY15-16. Professional masters program tuition is charged by credit hour. The amounts shown are for fifteen credit hours.

(3) The College of Media, Communication and Information was instituted in Fall 2015.  Prior to AY15-16 students enrolled in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication paid the same tuition rate as the College of Music.

(4) Starting in 2007-08, resident students entering the law school pay a different and higher tuition rate than those continuing in the law school. The rate shown is for entering students.

(5) The Colorado Law School master of laws program was replaced by the professional masters program beginning AY15-16.

(6) Starting in 2014-15, incoming undergraduate international students will pay a different rate than continuing international students.

(7) Starting in 2016-17, graduate students in the College of Engineering will be charged by the credit hour. The amounts shown are for nine credit hours.

Mandatory fees*

2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY
Undergraduate 713 1,426 794 1,587 870 1,741 889 1,779 882 1,763
Graduate 717 1,435 798 1,596 875 1,750 895 1,790 887 1,774

*Fee information has been rounded to the nearest whole dollar thus, totals may vary by a dollar.
Detailed fee information can be found at the Bursar's web-site

Residence hall room and board

2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY
Double room and 19 meals/week 5,865 11,730 6,129 12,258 6,405 12,810 6,597 13,194 6,795 13,590

Last revision 08/23/16


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