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UCCS Tuition & Cost

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Colorado Resident Sticker Price
$25,904
In State Costs for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Fee Cost
Tuition$7,080
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$1,444
Room and Board $10,920
Other Expenses Budget$4,660
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$38,000
Out of State Costs for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Fee Cost
Tuition$19,176
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$1,444
Room and Board $10,920
Other Expenses Budget$4,660

Residents of Colorado pay an annual total price of $25,904 to attend University of Colorado Colorado Springs on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,080 for tuition, $10,920 room and board, $1,800 for books and supplies and $1,444 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $38,000 which is 46.7% higher than Colorado residents. The tuition charge is $19,176 while room and board is $10,920, books and supplies are $1,800 and other fees come in at $1,444.

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 University of Colorado Colorado Springs when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$16,221
Net Price by Income University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,103
$30,001 to $48,000$12,643
$48,001 to $75,000$15,920
$75,001 to $110,000$20,186
$110,000+$21,427

The average reported annual net price for University of Colorado Colorado Springs for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,221 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

65% 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 $6,416 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 44% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,077 and 7% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $14,830.

Finanical Aid University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,416 65%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,950 52%
Pell Grants $4,369 30%
Other Federal Grants $718 6%
State and Local Grants $4,095 18%
Federal Student Loans $5,077 44%
Other Student Loans $14,830 7%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really 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 $52,904. The loan balance of $52,904 is a four year multiple of the $13,226 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 $505 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 $52,904
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $504.76
Total Interest Paid $7,667.50
Sum of All Loan Payments $60,571.50

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$103,616
Year Colorado Residents Non Residents
1 $25,904 $38,000
2 $26,670 $39,124
3 $27,459 $40,281
4 $28,271 $41,472

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 $103,616 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3% 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 $344 $1,032 $1,376
Out of State Residents $724 $2,172 $2,896

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

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