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Colorado School of Mines Tuition & Cost

Golden, Colorado

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Colorado Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Colorado School of Mines
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,378
Room and Board $15,286
Other Expenses Budget$1,879
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Colorado School of Mines
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,378
Room and Board $15,286
Other Expenses Budget$1,879

Residents of Colorado pay an annual total price of $38,203 to attend Colorado School of Mines on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $17,160 for tuition, $15,286 room and board, $1,500 for books and supplies and $2,378 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $59,503 which is 55.8% higher than Colorado residents. The tuition charge is $38,460 while room and board is $15,286, books and supplies are $1,500 and other fees come in at $2,378.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Colorado School of Mines
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$16,977
$30,001 to $48,000$13,690
$48,001 to $75,000$24,461
$75,001 to $110,000$31,412

The average reported annual net price for Colorado School of Mines for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $27,675 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

89% of full-time undergrad Colorado School of Mines received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $11,583 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 41% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,236 and 8% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $20,287.

Finanical Aid Colorado School of Mines
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $11,583 89%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $10,425 83%
Pell Grants $4,540 13%
Other Federal Grants $3,586 1%
State and Local Grants $3,608 10%
Federal Student Loans $5,236 41%
Other Student Loans $20,287 8%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Colorado School of Mines, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $81,604. The loan balance of $81,604 is a four year multiple of the $20,401 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 $779 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 $81,604
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $778.59
Total Interest Paid $11,827.06
Sum of All Loan Payments $93,431.06

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Colorado Residents Non Residents
1 $38,203 $59,503
2 $38,919 $60,618
3 $39,648 $61,754
4 $40,391 $62,911

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Colorado School of Mines to be $152,812 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.9% 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 School of Mines
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Colorado Residents $572 $1,716 $2,288
Out of State Residents $1,282 $3,846 $5,128

Estimated cost for a class at Colorado School of Mines 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 School of Mines versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Colorado School of Mines Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126775 IPEDS survey data for Colorado School of Mines.