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Colorado Mesa Tuition & Cost

Grand Junction, Colorado

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Colorado Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Colorado Mesa University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,560
Other Fees$899
Room and Board $11,168
Other Expenses Budget$3,074
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Colorado Mesa University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,560
Other Fees$899
Room and Board $11,168
Other Expenses Budget$3,074

Residents of Colorado pay an annual total price of $24,488 to attend Colorado Mesa University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,787 for tuition, $11,168 room and board, $1,560 for books and supplies and $899 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $37,421 which is 52.8% higher than Colorado residents. The tuition charge is $20,720 while room and board is $11,168, books and supplies are $1,560 and other fees come in at $899.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Colorado Mesa University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Colorado Mesa University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,708
$30,001 to $48,000$13,624
$48,001 to $75,000$15,136
$75,001 to $110,000$18,596

The average reported annual net price for Colorado Mesa University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $14,788 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

78% of full-time undergrad Colorado Mesa University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,482 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 49% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,155 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,320.

Finanical Aid Colorado Mesa University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,482 78%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,000 53%
Pell Grants $4,697 37%
Other Federal Grants $3,573 1%
State and Local Grants $4,443 26%
Federal Student Loans $5,155 49%
Other Student Loans $12,320 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Colorado Mesa University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $54,280. The loan balance of $54,280 is a four year multiple of the $13,570 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $518 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $54,280
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $517.89
Total Interest Paid $7,866.93
Sum of All Loan Payments $62,146.93

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Colorado Residents Non Residents
1 $24,488 $37,421
2 $25,590 $39,105
3 $26,741 $40,864
4 $27,944 $42,702

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Colorado Mesa University to be $97,952 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.5% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Colorado Mesa University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Colorado Residents $278 $834 $1,112
Out of State Residents $740 $2,220 $2,960

Estimated cost for a class at Colorado Mesa University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Colorado Mesa University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Colorado Mesa University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=127556 IPEDS survey data for Colorado Mesa University.