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Colorado State Tuition & Cost

Fort Collins, Colorado

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Colorado Resident Sticker Price
$26,935
In State Costs for Colorado State University Fort Collins
Fee Cost
Tuition$9,426
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,475
Room and Board $12,430
Other Expenses Budget$1,404
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$45,656
Out of State Costs for Colorado State University Fort Collins
Fee Cost
Tuition$28,147
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,475
Room and Board $12,430
Other Expenses Budget$1,404

Residents of Colorado pay an annual total price of $26,935 to attend Colorado State University Fort Collins on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $9,426 for tuition, $12,430 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $2,475 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $45,656 which is 69.5% higher than Colorado residents. The tuition charge is $28,147 while room and board is $12,430, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $2,475.

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 State University Fort Collins when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$16,793
Net Price by Income Colorado State University Fort Collins
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,831
$30,001 to $48,000$11,890
$48,001 to $75,000$15,927
$75,001 to $110,000$24,440
$110,000+$25,859

The average reported annual net price for Colorado State University Fort Collins for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,793 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

63% of full-time undergrad Colorado State University Fort Collins received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $9,161 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 40% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,189 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $18,494.

Finanical Aid Colorado State University Fort Collins
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,161 63%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $7,112 56%
Pell Grants $4,583 21%
Other Federal Grants $1,081 15%
State and Local Grants $3,372 19%
Federal Student Loans $5,189 40%
Other Student Loans $18,494 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Colorado State University Fort Collins, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $49,860. The loan balance of $49,860 is a four year multiple of the $12,465 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 $476 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 $49,860
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $475.72
Total Interest Paid $7,226.33
Sum of All Loan Payments $57,086.33

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$107,740
Year Colorado Residents Non Residents
1 $26,935 $45,656
2 $28,002 $47,464
3 $29,111 $49,344
4 $30,264 $51,298

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Colorado State University Fort Collins to be $107,740 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4% 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 State University Fort Collins
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Colorado Residents $428 $1,284 $1,712
Out of State Residents $1,407 $4,221 $5,628

Estimated cost for a class at Colorado State University Fort Collins 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 State University Fort Collins versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Colorado State University Fort Collins Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126818 IPEDS survey data for Colorado State University Fort Collins.