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University of Northern Colorado Tuition & Cost

Greeley, Colorado

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Colorado Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for University of Northern Colorado
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,466
Room and Board $11,310
Other Expenses Budget$3,104
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for University of Northern Colorado
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,466
Room and Board $11,310
Other Expenses Budget$3,104

Residents of Colorado pay an annual total price of $25,676 to attend University of Northern Colorado on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,596 for tuition, $11,310 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $2,466 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $37,934 which is 47.7% higher than Colorado residents. The tuition charge is $19,854 while room and board is $11,310, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $2,466.

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

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income University of Northern Colorado
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,150
$30,001 to $48,000$13,774
$48,001 to $75,000$14,111
$75,001 to $110,000$16,144

The average reported annual net price for University of Northern Colorado for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,510 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

99% of full-time undergrad University of Northern Colorado received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $7,769 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 53% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,981 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,919.

Finanical Aid University of Northern Colorado
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $7,769 99%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,246 96%
Pell Grants $4,523 34%
Other Federal Grants $505 50%
State and Local Grants $4,648 16%
Federal Student Loans $4,981 53%
Other Student Loans $11,919 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Northern Colorado, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $51,744. The loan balance of $51,744 is a four year multiple of the $12,936 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 $494 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 $51,744
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $493.69
Total Interest Paid $7,499.38
Sum of All Loan Payments $59,243.38

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Colorado Residents Non Residents
1 $25,676 $37,934
2 $26,662 $39,391
3 $27,687 $40,905
4 $28,750 $42,476

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Northern Colorado to be $102,704 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.8% 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 Northern Colorado
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Colorado Residents $304 $912 $1,216
Out of State Residents $792 $2,376 $3,168

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Northern Colorado 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=127741 IPEDS survey data for University of Northern Colorado.