Published: June 1, 2016

Making Tuition More Predictable

Planning for the cost of a CU-Boulder education will be easier for Colorado residents following the recent adoption of a new tuition and mandatory fees guarantee. Starting in fall 2016, tuition and fees for incoming freshmen who are Colorado residents will rise modestly, then remain fixed through the four-year period. Subsequent incoming classes will also see an initial increase, then no change through four years. University leaders say the new arrangement better allows students to plan for costs and CU to forecast revenues. The Board of Regents approved the plan in the spring. A four-year tuition guarantee was already in place for nonresident undergraduates. Graduate student tuition still will be reviewed each year. Additional details are available heresaxophone

Heard Around Campus 

"Our goal has definitely been to create a very complex picture of Boulder..." — Graduate student Rebecca Zinner (MFA’18) in the Daily Camera, speaking of a digital time capsule about CU-Boulder created by students in the College of Media, Communication and Information.

Betting Big on the Saxophone 

CU-Boulder music professor Carter Pann was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in music for his work “The Mechanics: Six from the Shop Floor.” The Pulitzer jury described the six-part saxophone composition as “a suite that imagines its four saxophonists as mechanics engaged in a rhythmic interplay of precision and messiness that is by turns bubbly, pulsing, dreamy and nostalgic.” The prize ultimately went to composer Henry Threadgill, but Pann is riding high anyway. “This is a real vote of confidence,” he said. Read the full story here

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