Program Cost

This program offers “pay-as-you-go” tuition. When you enroll, you only pay tuition for the courses you will take in the next 8-week session. You can take a session off any time without charges or penalties. 

The MS-CS on Coursera is $525 per credit hour. The program requires 30 credit hours of coursework, bringing the total program cost to $15,750. Because this program is 100% online, tuition is the same for all students regardless of residency status. Please note that course tuition may vary depending on the program.

Tuition is due in full at the time of enrollment. We accept the following forms of payment:

  • Pay online from a U.S. checking or savings account (no fee). If a payment is returned for insufficient funds, a returned payment fee is charged.
  • Pay online with a U.S. credit or debit card (service fee for each transaction).
  • Pay online with a wire transfer via Flywire.

See the Bursar's Degrees on Coursera page for details. Also see the MS-CS on Coursera Bursar page for program specific cost information.

Designed to fit your budget. Pay-as-you-go tuition. $525 per credit hour.

Financing Your Degree

  • U.S. federal student aid: This program is not currently eligible for financial aid provided through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Scholarships: CU Boulder does not currently offer scholarships for this program. However, you can search for private scholarships and improve your chances of success with our tips to apply
  • Student jobs: Students in this program are not eligible for part-time instructor positions, teaching assistantships (TA), or research assistantships (RA). Limited hourly appointments are available for more advanced students. Search the CU Boulder Student Job Board for "MS-CS on Coursera" for current openings. 
  • Employer tuition assistance: Many employers value the skills this program provides. Check directly with your employer to see if they have a "tuition assistance" or "tuition reimbursement" program where your employer helps finance your education. 
  • V.A. education benefits: This program is currently eligible for education benefits offered through Veterans Affairs (VA), including the GI Bill, VEAP, DEA, etc. Check with your VA advisor and visit the WEAMS website for more information. Please contact MS-CS staff at for more information.
  • Tax benefits: Consult a tax advisor to determine which credits and deductions might apply to you. Learn more about tax credits, deductions, and other benefits.