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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

2011-12(1) 2012-13(1) 2013-14(1) 2014-15 (1)(7) 2015-16 (1)(7)
  Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY
BASE (most students): Arts & Sciences, Architecture & Planning, Education
Undergraduate                    
Resident
4,576 9,152 4,741 9,482 5,174 10,347 5,394 10,789 5,546 11,091
Incoming Non-resident
15,165 30,330 15,689 31,378 16,058 32,115 16,575 33,151 17,063 34,125
Incoming International
            17,365 34,731 17,894 35,788
Graduate                    
Resident 
5,433 10,867 5,586 11,173 5,757 11,514 5,987 11,974 6,160 12,320
Non-resident 
13,371 26,743 13,821 27,643 14,154 28,308 14,636 29,272 14,809 29,618
BUSINESS                    
Undergraduate                    
Resident
6,894 13,788 7,059 14,118 7,489 14,977 7,697 15,395 7,848 15,696
Incoming Non-resident
16,963 33,926 17,467 34,934 17,719 35,437 18,089 36,179 18,576 37,152
Incoming International
            18,879 37,759 19,408 38,816
Graduate                    
Resident
7,467 14,935 7,692 15,385 7,899 15,798 8,192 16,384 8,392 16,784
Non-resident 
14,928 29,857 15,441 30,883 15,801 31,602 12,332 24,664 16,501 33,002
MBA(2)                    
Resident
8,493 16,987 8,763 17,527 8,988 17,976 9,308 18,616 9,580 19,160
Non-resident
15,144 30,289 15,666 31,333 16,035 32,070 16,571 33,142 17,059 34,118
Professional Masters(3)                  
Resident
                14,132 28,264
Non-resident 
                19,757 39,514
ENGINEERING                    
Undergraduate                    
Resident
6,073 12,146 6,237 12,474 6,674 13,347 6,894 13,789 7,046 14,091
Incoming Non-resident
16,390 32,780 16,958 33,916 17,345 34,689 17,898 35,797 18,431 36,861
Incoming International
            18,688 37,377 19,217 38,434
Graduate              
Resident
6,873 13,747 7,080 14,161 7,278 14,556 7,553 15,106 7,735 15,470
Non-resident
14,523 29,047 15,018 30,037 15,369 30,738 15,887 31,774 16,060 32,120
Professional Masters(3)                  
Resident
                12,992 25,984
Non-resident 
14,942 29,884
 Media, Communication and Information(4)
Undergraduate                    
Resident
                6,302 12,603
Incoming Non-resident 
                17,813 35,625
Incoming International
                18,602 37,204
Graduate                    
Resident
                6,907 13,814
Non-resident
                15,556 31,112
 MUSIC
Undergraduate                    
Resident
4,723 9,446 4,887 9,774 5,330 10,659 5,550 11,101 5,702 11,403
Incoming Non-resident 
15,315 30,630 15,842 31,684 16,211 32,421 16,737 33,475 17,234 34,467
Incoming International
            17,527 35,055 18,056 36,112
Graduate                    
Resident
5,433 10,867 5,586 11,173 5,757 11,514 5,987 11,974 6,160 12,320
Non-resident
13,515 27,031 13,974 27,949 14,307 28,614 14,789 29,578 14,962 29,924
LAW(5)
Juris Doctor
Resident
15,522 31,045 15,747 31,495 15,838 31,676 15,912 31,824 15,932 31,864
Non-resident
18,726 37,453 19,140 38,281 19,231 38,462 19,305 38,610 19,325 38,650
Master of Laws(6)
Resident
17,294 34,589 17,267 34,535 15,999 31,998 16,076 32,152    
Non-resident
19,144 38,289 19,117 38,235 19,095 38,190 19,172 38,344    
Professional Masters(3)
Resident
16,047 32,094
Non-resident 
                19,692 39,384

 

Tuition only

2011-12(1) 2012-13(1) 2013-14(1) 2014-15(1)(7) 2015-16(1)(7)
Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY
BASE (most students): Arts & Sciences, Architecture & Planning, Education
Undergraduate                    
Resident
3,836 7,672 4,028 8,056 4,380 8,760 4,524 9,048 4,656 9,312
Incoming Non-resident
14,425 28,850 14,976 29,952 15,264 30,528 15,705 31,410 16,173 32,346
Incoming International
            16,455 32,910 16,965 33,930
Graduate                    
Resident
4,689 9,378 4,869 9,738 4,959 9,918 5,112 10,224 5,265 10,530
Non-resident
12,627 25,254 13,104 26,208 13,356 26,712 13,761 27,522 13,914 27,828
BUSINESS
Undergraduate                    
Resident
6,131 12,262 6,323 12,646 6,672 13,344 6,816 13,632 6,948 13,896
Incoming Non-resident
16,200 32,400 16,731 33,462 16,902 33,804 17,208 34,416 17,676 35,352
Incoming International
            17,958 35,916 18,468 36,936
Graduate                    
Resident
6,723 13,446 6,975 13,950 7,101 14,202 7,317 14,634 7,497 14,994
Non-resident
14,184 28,368 14,724 29,448 15,003 30,006 11,457 22,914 15,606 31,212
MBA(2)                    
Resident
7,749 15,498 8,046 16,092 8,190 16,380 8,433 16,866 8,685 17,370
Non-resident
14,400 28,800 14,949 29,898 15,237 30,474 15,696 31,392 16,164 32,328
Professional Masters(3)
Resident
                14,040 28,080
Non-resident 
                19,665 39,330
ENGINEERING
Undergraduate                    
Resident
5,333 10,666 5,524 11,048 5,880 11,760 6,024 12,048 6,156 12,312
Incoming Non-resident
15,650 31,300 16,245 32,490 16,551 33,102 17,028 34,056 17,541 35,082
Incoming International
            17,778 35,556 18,288 36,576
Graduate                    
Resident
6,129 12,258 6,363 12,726 6,480 12,960 6,678 13,356 6,840 13,680
Non-resident
13,779 27,558 14,301 28,602 14,571 29,142 15,012 30,024 15,165 30,330
Professional Masters(3)
Resident
                12,900 25,800
Non-resident 
                14,850 29,700
 Media, Communication and Information(4)
Undergraduate                    
Resident
                5,412 10,824
Incoming Non-resident 
                16,923 33,846
Incoming International
                17,673 35,346
Graduate                    
Resident
                6,012 12,024
Non-resident
                14,661 28,322
 MUSIC
Undergraduate                    
Resident 
3,983 7,966 4,174 8,348 4,536 9,072 4,680 9,360 4,812 9,624
Incoming Non-resident
14,575 29,150 15,129 30,258 15,417 30,834 15,867 31,734 16,344 32,688
Incoming International
            16,617 33,234 17,127 34,254
Graduate                    
Resident
4,689 9,378 4,869 9,738 4,959 9,918 5,112 10,224 5,265 10,530
Non-resident
12,771 25,542 13,257 26,514 13,509 27,018 13,914 27,828 14,067 28,134
LAW(5)
Juris Doctor
Resident
14,607 29,214 14,859 29,718 14,859 29,718 14,859 29,718 14,859 29,718
Non-resident
17,811 35,622 18,252 36,504 18,252 36,504 18,252 36,504 18,252 36,504
Master of Laws(6)
Resident
16,550 33,100 16,550 33,100 15,201 30,402 15,201 30,402    
Non-resident
18,400 36,800 18,400 36,800 18,297 36,594 18,297 36,594    
Professional Masters(3)
Resident
                15,915 31,830
Non-resident 
                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 COF Information

(2) Starting in 2008-09, resident students entering the MBA program in the business school pay a different and higher tuition rate than those continuing in the MBA program. The rate shown is for entering students.

(3) 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.

(4) 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.

(5) 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.

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

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

Mandatory fees*

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY
Undergraduate 740 1,480 713 1,426 794 1,587 870 1,741 889 1,779
Graduate 744 1,489 717 1,435 798 1,596 875 1,750 895 1,790

*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

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY Semester AY
Double room and 19 meals/week 5,639 11,278 5,865 11,730 6,129 12,258 6,405 12,810 6,597 13,194

 

Last revision 05/08/15


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