Tuition Guarantee Groups are based on undergraduate students' start term. Knowing your group will help you find the tuition and fee rates that apply to you.

Undergraduate Tuition Guarantee Groups
First Term as a Degree or Licensure-Seeking Undergraduate Student Tuition Guarantee Group Tuition Guarantee Time Period
Spring 2019 or earlier Groups A through M Fall 2017–Summer 2021
Summer 2018, Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 Group N Fall 2018–Summer 2022
Summer 2019, Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 Group O Fall 2019–Summer 2023
Summer 2020, Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 Group P Fall 2020–Summer 2024
Summer 2021, Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 Group Q Fall 2021–Summer 2025
  • Students first enrolled in Summer 2021 pay Group P rates in Summer 2021 and then move to Group Q rates starting in Fall 2021. See Tuition & Fee Rate Sheets for specific rates by guarantee group.
  • Most degree programs at CU Boulder can be completed in four years if a student completes a full-time course load (15 credits or more per semester). The guarantee encourages maintaining a schedule that allows for graduation within a four-year period. Students whose education at CU Boulder exceeds four years will pay the combined mandatory fee and tuition rate assigned to the group that went into effect the year following your initial group. (For example, if you were in Group L for four years and plan to enroll for one more year, your original guarantee period has ended. You then move into Group M tuition and fees.) 
  • Undergraduate students in Tuition Guarantee Group Q (first-year students and transfers whose first term of enrollment is Summer 2021, Fall 2021 or Spring 2022) will pay a discounted tuition rate due to a one-time post-pandemic tuition credit of 3% from CU Boulder . this academic year only (2021–22). This credit lowers tuition for this academic year. Beginning next year and in subsequent years, Group Q's Guaranteed Tuition Rate will resume at the normal tuition rate.