There are 2 ways to look at how much it will cost to attend CU Boulder.
This does not include any personal expenses. See #2 to see our estimates for your personal expenses.
Want to see these costs?
Visit the Bursar's Office website to find more specific estimated costs based on your college/school/program.
This is referred to as the Cost of Attendance (COA) and includes:
View our Example Cost of Attendance (COA) to see common examples.
There are 2 major factors determine your financial aid award eligibility.
We carefully estimate what a student will pay to go to college for one year including both costs billed by CU and estimated personal expenses. View COA estimate examples.
EFC is an index number used to calculate a family's ability to pay for college.
Get more information on how financial aid is calculated.
Please note: the amount of aid you receive cannot exceed the cost to attend.
Authorize Aid to Pay for All Charges: Federal Title IV financial aid funds, such as federal student loans and the Pell Grant, are limited to pay for tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board charges only. However, with your permission, this aid can pay for other types of university charges (i.e., health insurance, parking fees, optional student fees, and now textbooks).
You can use the Net Price Calculator to get an estimate of how much financial aid was given to students who had a family income similar to yours last year.