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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$70,092
Costs for University of Denver
Fee Cost
Tuition$51,336
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,179
Room and Board $13,437
Other Expenses Budget$2,940

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend University of Denver on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $70,092 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $51,336 for tuition, $13,437 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $1,179 for other fees. Out of state tuition for University of Denver is $51,336, the same as Colorado residents.

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

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$37,263
Net Price by Income University of Denver
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$19,659
$30,001 to $48,000$20,735
$48,001 to $75,000$27,530
$75,001 to $110,000$31,512
$110,000+$41,414

The average reported annual net price for University of Denver for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $37,263 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

89% of full-time undergrad University 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 $29,958 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 37% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,200 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $20,514.

Finanical Aid University of Denver
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $29,958 89%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $28,592 89%
Pell Grants $5,164 16%
Other Federal Grants $3,898 6%
State and Local Grants $3,591 8%
Federal Student Loans $5,200 37%
Other Student Loans $20,514 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Denver, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $124,976. The loan balance of $124,976 is a four year multiple of the $31,244 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 $1,192 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 $124,976
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,192.41
Total Interest Paid $18,113.07
Sum of All Loan Payments $143,089.07

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$280,368
Year All Residents
1 $70,092
2 $73,578
3 $77,238
4 $81,079

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Denver to be $280,368 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5% 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 Denver
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,426 $4,278 $5,704

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of 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=127060 IPEDS survey data for University of Denver.