For the 2021–22 academic year, CU Boulder is easing financial burden for students by absorbing the tuition increase approved by the Board of Regents (BOR). The post-pandemic credit only applies to academic year 2021–22: Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022. This means that incoming undergraduate first-year students and transfers will receive the credit in Year 1 of their Four-Year Tuition Guarantee (Group Q). Years 2–4 for these students will resume at the tuition rate approved by the BOR which includes the 3% increase (for planning purposes, you can view tuition with the increase and the net amount on Tuition and Fee Rate Sheets). The post-pandemic credit will also apply to tuition for graduate and law students for academic year 2021–22. You will see the full tuition amount on the bill along with a credit showing the buy-down amount. Essentially, no student will see an increase in tuition for academic year 2021–22.
In addition, undergraduate students who would normally roll into a new guarantee group during academic year 2021–22, will stay in their current guarantee group for the year.
- If you are a continuing undergraduate student, your tuition is already guaranteed to remain the same for four years from your start term. Your guarantee will be extended by one year due to the effects of the pandemic but since your tuition is guaranteed, you wouldn't be affected by the 3% increase for 2021–22 anyway.
- If you are enrolled in a professional masters program, tuition for new programs and some others did not see an increase from last year. Programs that did not incur tuition increases (and therefore not eligible for the tuition credit) are Business Professional Master's, MBA (full-time), graduate business certificates, MS-EE online, Teacher Leadership, Corporate Communications, Data Science and Outdoor Recreational Economy.