Welcome First-Year Students and Transfers!

Tuition for incoming first-year and transfer undergraduate students is changing from previous years. It will be assessed based on your area of study, instead of only your college or school. This new tiered tuition structure better reflects differences in the cost of instruction. In addition, CU Boulder continues to offer the Tuition Guarantee which helps keep costs predictable over the course of four years. 

The estimates below are intended to give you an idea of what direct university costs will be by semester and year. These rates apply to new undergraduate students whose first term of enrollment is Fall 2022, Spring 2023 or later, and prospective students and families. Allowances for indirect costs such as transportation and other personal expenses, which are considered when applying for financial aid, are not include here.

Updated Oct. 10