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CU Denver Tuition & Cost

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Colorado Resident Sticker Price
$30,836
In State Costs for University of Colorado Denver
Fee Cost
Tuition$7,920
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$1,481
Room and Board $13,380
Other Expenses Budget$6,255
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$47,324
Out of State Costs for University of Colorado Denver
Fee Cost
Tuition$24,408
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$1,481
Room and Board $13,380
Other Expenses Budget$6,255

Residents of Colorado pay an annual total price of $30,836 to attend University of Colorado Denver on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,920 for tuition, $13,380 room and board, $1,800 for books and supplies and $1,481 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $47,324 which is 53.5% higher than Colorado residents. The tuition charge is $24,408 while room and board is $13,380, books and supplies are $1,800 and other fees come in at $1,481.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$15,585
Net Price by Income University of Colorado Denver
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,404
$30,001 to $48,000$12,017
$48,001 to $75,000$15,406
$75,001 to $110,000$19,860
$110,000+$21,504

The average reported annual net price for University of Colorado Denver for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $15,585 in 2019/2020. 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

80% of full-time undergrad University of Colorado 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 $6,969 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 29% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,745 and 2% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $14,800.

Finanical Aid University of Colorado Denver
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,969 80%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,873 68%
Pell Grants $4,517 40%
Other Federal Grants $1,952 30%
State and Local Grants $2,522 38%
Federal Student Loans $4,745 29%
Other Student Loans $14,800 2%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Colorado Denver, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $60,632. The loan balance of $60,632 is a four year multiple of the $15,158 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 $578 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 $60,632
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $578.50
Total Interest Paid $8,787.54
Sum of All Loan Payments $69,419.54

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$123,344
Year Colorado Residents Non Residents
1 $30,836 $47,324
2 $31,266 $47,984
3 $31,702 $48,652
4 $32,143 $49,331

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Colorado Denver to be $123,344 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.4% 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 University of Colorado Denver
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Colorado Residents $330 $990 $1,320
Out of State Residents $1,017 $3,051 $4,068

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Colorado Denver 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=126562 IPEDS survey data for University of Colorado Denver.