Colorado Law is Affordable

A quality legal education is a sizeable investment in your future and Colorado Law's Office of Admissions & Financial Aid is committed to helping you find resources to make it affordable including scholarships, fellowships, and federal and private student loans.

Colorado residents pay less at Colorado Law compared to other public or private schools in the region. Non-resident students may establish residency after one year.

Cost of Attendance 2019-20*




Rent, Utilities, and Food



Books and Supplies



Medical Insurance



Personal Expenses






Loan Origination Fees



Tuition and Fees: JD**


Base Tuition = $29,718
Fees = $2,118                                               


Base Tuition = $36,504
Fees = $2,118                                                

Total: JD



Add the following if you are a new or international student:

New International Student Fee

New Student Fee $62 (first semester, one-time fee)

International Student Immigration Compliance Fee (per semester)



*Does not include car expenses, other debt, and rent/utilities more than what is designated in the Cost of Attendance. Student fees are allocated by the CU Boulder Student Government (CUSG) and payment entitles students to use the Student Recreation CenterCUSG Legal Services, and other services and activities. The CU Board of Regents approves mandatory fees and sets tuition annually, and reserves the right to change the costs for tuition and fees at any time.

**Tuition and fees outlined above are a close estimate and are the figures used by the Office of Financial Aid in the Cost of Attendance calculation. They may differ slightly from your actual tuition and fees.

Tuition Payment

Due dates are generally the 5th of the month. Payment for the full balance of tuition and fees is due on the first due date of the semester. Tuition and fee bills are generally available the second Wednesday of the month after students register for classes. Please see the Due Date schedule, as well as additional information on payment methods and guidelines at the Bursar's Office website here. Check back often as due dates are subject to change.

Students may elect to enroll in a payment plan. If you sign up for a payment plan, your payments will be processed on the 5th of the month. If the 5th falls on a weekend, your payment will be processed the following business day. Please visit Payment Plans for detailed information, as well as instructions on how to enroll.

Refunds of tuition and fees are available to students who officially withdraw from CU Boulder. Refer to the Refund Schedule for exact dates and refund amounts.