Advisor helping student in an officeTuition and fees for Summer Session are assessed separately from the fall and spring semesters.

Tuition and fee rates are determined by your program of study, residency classification, and the number of credit hours in which you are enrolled. The Bursar’s Office website publishes tuition and fees for:

Housing costs may also appear on the tuition and fee bill. See the Housing and Dining Services website for more information on rates for Summer Session.

Confirmation Deposits
New degree students must pay a $200 confirmation deposit at least 24 hours before they register for courses. This deposit is held by the university until a student graduates or officially withdraws (including during an undergraduate leave of absence) within established deadlines from CU Boulder. At that time, deposits are credited toward any outstanding debts. In approximately four weeks, any available refund is directly deposited into your bank account or mailed to you at your permanent address. Visit the Bursar’s Office website to learn more.

Interest earned from confirmation deposits is used for student financial aid.

In addition to tuition, students must pay fees each semester. See the Bursar’s Office website for descriptions of mandatory fees.

Mandatory student fees include:

  •  Student Activity Fee (managed by University of Colorado Student Government)
  •  Other mandatory student and technology fees (managed by the CU Boulder Fee Advisory Board)
  •  New Student Fee – one-time, nonrefundable fee for all first-time degree students

Note: Doctoral candidates (graduate status D only) are charged base fees and do not have access to the Recreation Center. 

Nondegree students are also automatically assessed the mandatory student fees, but may be able to waive all of them with the exception of the A&S tech fee and the computing fee. Call 303-492-2212 for more information or complete the fee waiver form and return it to Continuing Education.

In-state undergraduate students may be eligible to apply funds provided by the State of Colorado through the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend program toward their Summer Session tuition.

To receive funds, in-state undergraduate students must:

  • Apply for COF
  • Authorize use of the stipend in Buff Portal.
  • Have not exceeded the 145 undergraduate credit hours allowed for the 2019-2020 academic year.

An $85 per credit hour COF stipend can be applied to the student's account for each term the student has authorized COF. Visit the Office of the Registrar’s website for more information.

Summer Session drop and withdrawal deadlines occur soon after the first day of classes.

Please be aware of the add/drop/withdrawal deadlines for each session to avoid being charged for classes you wish to drop.

If you add additional credit hours after your bill is generated, you will be charged for those hours separately. You are not charged for waitlisted courses.

See withdrawal information if you are dropping all your courses in either a specific session or all of Summer Session.

Students in a double-degree program are assessed tuition for the college or school with the higher tuition rate.