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Metropolitan State College of Denver Tuition & Cost

Denver, Colorado

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Colorado Resident Sticker Price
$27,491
In State Costs for Metropolitan State College of Denver
Fee Cost
Tuition$6,432
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$1,719
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,799
Other Expenses Budget$6,141
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$41,068
Out of State Costs for Metropolitan State College of Denver
Fee Cost
Tuition$20,009
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$1,719
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,799
Other Expenses Budget$6,141

Residents of Colorado pay an annual total price of $27,491 to attend Metropolitan State College of Denver on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $6,432 for tuition, $1,400 for books and supplies and $1,719 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $41,068 which is 49.4% higher than Colorado residents. The tuition charge is $20,009 while books and supplies are $1,400 and other fees come in at $1,719.

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 Metropolitan State College of Denver when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$13,067
Net Price by Income Metropolitan State College of Denver
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,531
$30,001 to $48,000$12,219
$48,001 to $75,000$13,849
$75,001 to $110,000$18,397
$110,000+$19,277

The average reported annual net price for Metropolitan State College of Denver for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,067 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

55% of full-time undergrad Metropolitan State College of Denver received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,228 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 31% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,594 and 2% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $8,616.

Finanical Aid Metropolitan State College of Denver
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,228 55%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,740 21%
Pell Grants $4,305 39%
Other Federal Grants $1,522 1%
State and Local Grants $2,897 40%
Federal Student Loans $4,594 31%
Other Student Loans $8,616 2%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Metropolitan State College of Denver, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $33,000. The loan balance of $33,000 is a four year multiple of the $8,250 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 $315 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 $33,000
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $314.86
Total Interest Paid $4,782.77
Sum of All Loan Payments $37,782.77

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$109,964
Year Colorado Residents Non Residents
1 $27,491 $41,068
2 $29,104 $43,478
3 $30,812 $46,029
4 $32,620 $48,730

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Metropolitan State College of Denver to be $109,964 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.9% 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 Metropolitan State College of Denver
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Colorado Residents $268 $804 $1,072
Out of State Residents $834 $2,502 $3,336

Estimated cost for a class at Metropolitan State College of Denver 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 Metropolitan State College of Denver versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Metropolitan State College of Denver Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
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=127565 IPEDS survey data for Metropolitan State College of Denver.