CU Boulder provides a high-quality educational experience backed by predictable four-year tuition for all of our undergraduate students.

Undergraduate Tuition Guarantee Groups

How does the College Opportunity Fund (COF) affect the Colorado resident tuition guarantee?

The guarantee applies to the student share of tuition or Tuition After COF. Even though total tuition (Tuition Before COF) may vary slightly during the guarantee period, the net tuition (Tuition After COF) will remain unchanged for four years. Resident undergraduate students: be sure to apply for and authorize COF when you enroll.

Colorado Resident Tuition Guarantee

Choosing a university is one of the most important decisions students and families will make. We are committed to providing the tools to make it an easier decision by removing the financial uncertainty that comes from annual tuition and fee changes. The purpose of this guarantee is to provide financial predictability for students and families. Specifically, the Undergraduate Tuition Guarantee allows students and families to count on the same rate of tuition and fees for four consecutive years. This enables Colorado families to plan for the entire four-year tuition and mandatory fee costs. The Tuition Guarantee places each student within a cohort that is defined by the date of entry to the university. Each cohort is guaranteed an unchanged tuition and mandatory fee schedule for four years. (Exception: students enrolled in dual degrees (bachelor's and master's) are charged the higher tuition rate.)

FAQs about the Undergraduate Colorado Resident Tuition Guarantee

Nonresident and International Student Tuition Guarantee

CU Boulder offers a four-year, flat rate tuition guarantee for nonresident and international undergraduates.

The tuition guarantee makes CU Boulder’s costs more predictable and serves as an additional incentive for students to graduate in four years. Currently two-thirds of nonresident CU Boulder bachelor’s degree recipients who entered as freshmen graduate in four years or less, as do almost 90% of nonresident transfers who graduate from CU Boulder. 

New nonresident and international undergraduates entering CU Boulder in summer through the following spring are assigned a tuition group with group rates guaranteed for them through the summer following the fourth fall term. (Exception: students enrolled in dual degrees (bachelor's and master's) are charged the higher tuition rate.)

The program was announced in Spring 2005 and became effective beginning Fall 2005. 

FAQs about the Undergraduate Nonresident/International Tuition Guarantee

Special Cases