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UCCS Tuition & Cost

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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In State Colorado Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Fee Cost
Other Fees$1,497
Books and Supplies$1,800
Room and Board $11,400
Other Expenses Budget$4,660

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Fee Cost
Other Fees$1,497
Books and Supplies$1,800
Room and Board $11,400
Other Expenses Budget$4,660

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at University of Colorado Colorado Springs for undergraduate students residing in Colorado is $7,632. Room and board charges total $11,400 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,800 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,497 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $4,660 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending University of Colorado Colorado Springs full time should expect a total annual cost of $26,989.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is $20,544 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $11,400 for room and board, $1,800 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,497. Students are advised to budget $4,660 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $39,901. This figure is 47.8% higher than what Colorado residents pay.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $11,400 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Colorado Springs should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and educational supplies is $1,800.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $4,660 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,660 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

All price data is sourced from the 2022/2023 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for University of Colorado Colorado Springs for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,990* in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price 2019/2020


Below is the average net price by student family income.

Net Price by Income University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,128
$30,001 to $48,000$12,915
$48,001 to $75,000$15,796
$75,001 to $110,000$19,196

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending University of Colorado Colorado Springs, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that your net price will fluctuate based on factors such as family income, assets and individual financial need. Net price is the out-of-pocket total cost that students end up paying or financing though student loans.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Financial Aid

84% of full-time undergrad University of Colorado Colorado Springs received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $5,841 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back.

Pell Grants

36 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2019/2020 was $3,878. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Colorado Colorado Springs, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student Loans

43% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $7,676 and 11% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,222.

Finanical Aid University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,841 84%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,123 62%
Pell Grants $3,878 36%
Other Federal Grants $2,625 21%
State and Local Grants $3,703 27%
Federal Student Loans $7,676 43%
Other Student Loans $11,222 11%

Financial Aid Mix - $26,989 In-State Total Cost

CollegeSimply has modeled example payment coverage for the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $26,989. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

26% - $5,841

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of Colorado Colorado Springs or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Student Loans

34% - $7,676

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket Cost

39% -  $8,812

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it really could cost you out of pocket to go to University of Colorado Colorado Springs, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $67,960. The loan balance of $67,960 is a four year multiple of the $16,990 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 $738 could be required to pay off your student loan. The total of all payments including interest would sum $88,505.35.

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 5.5%.

Example Loan $67,960
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 5.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $737.54
Total Interest Paid $20,545.35
Sum of All Loan Payments $88,505.35

Student Loan Affordability

In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of Colorado Colorado Springs, should consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $88,505.35 would be needed to afford a $737.54 monthly payment in the example $67,960.00 loan modeled above. This assumes a repayment over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below. View statistics about University of Colorado Colorado Springs student loan debt and graduate salaries under student outcomes.

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Colorado Residents Non Residents
1 $26,989 $39,901
2 $27,572 $40,763
3 $28,168 $41,644
4 $28,776 $42,543

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Colorado Colorado Springs to be $107,956 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.2% 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 University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Colorado Residents $771 $2,313 $3,084
Out of State Residents $1,214 $3,642 $4,856

Estimated cost for a class at University of Colorado Colorado Springs 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 University of Colorado Colorado Springs versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Colorado Colorado Springs Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Tuition History

Historical in-state and out-of-state tuition and price increases for University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2021$7,296$19,752 2.5%
2020$7,120$18,760 0.6%
2019$7,080$19,176 0%
2018$7,080$18,624 2.8%
2017$6,888$18,072 4%
2016$6,624$17,352 3.8%
2015$6,384$16,680 3.5%
2014$6,168$16,200 3.2%
2013$5,976$17,389 11.2%
2012$5,376$16,240 7.2%
2011$5,016$15,920 -11.9%
2010$5,693$16,613 3.9%
2009$5,477$16,313 3.4%
2008$5,296$16,258 8.1%
2007$4,899$16,145 0.2%
2006$4,888$16,182 21.1%
2005$4,036$16,004 8.4%
2004$3,724$14,794 -3.1%
2003$3,844$13,101 10.5%
2002$3,478$11,797 6.2%
2001$3,274$10,896 19.7%
2000$2,735$9,721 2%
1999$2,681$9,829 0%
1998$2,681$9,527 9.9%
1997$2,439$8,759 2.7%
1996$2,375$8,375 2.1%
1995$2,327$8,035 4.6%
1994$2,225$7,325 2.7%
1993$2,167$6,845 6%
1992$2,044$6,252 11.8%
1991$1,828$5,586 2%
1990$1,792$5,366 20.9%
1989$1,482$4,516 7%
1988$1,385$4,096 3.5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126580 IPEDS survey data for University of Colorado Colorado Springs.