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2014-15 Cost of Attendance

The total cost of a DU education includes direct costs that will appear on your University bill, such as tuition, fees, and charges for room and board (if you live on campus), as well as estimates for indirect costs such as books, transportation and personal expenses. (Sometimes you'll hear our staff also refer to your cost of attendance as your "student budget.")

The figures below reflect sample budgets for the 2014-15 academic year (excluding summer quarter/semester). Your actual costs will depend on a number of factors, such as the number of credit hours you take and lifestyle choices.

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

Traditional Undergraduate Students

A traditional undergraduate student living on campus and enrolled full time (12-18 credits) will be assigned the following cost of attendance:

Direct Costs:

Tuition

$41,112

 

Fees

$978

 

Room & Board

$11,307

 

Subtotal

$53,397

Indirect Costs:

Books

$1,800

 

Transportation

$1,167

 

Personal Expenses

$1,332

 

Loan Fees*

$69

 

Cost of Attendance

$57,765

*A 1.072% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans. The $69 listed above is the average fee for undergraduate students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

Colorado Women's College Students

A Colorado Women's College student living off campus and taking 8 credits per quarter will be assigned the following cost of attendance:

Direct Costs:

Tuition

$12,552

 

Fees

$366

 

Subtotal

$12,918

Indirect Costs:

Books

$900

 

Room & Board

$11,646

 

Transportation

$1,296

 

Personal Expenses

$1,332

 

Health Insurance

$2,420

 

Loan Fees*

$70

 

Cost of Attendance

$30,582

*A 1.072% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans. The $70 listed above is the average fee for undergraduate students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

University College Students

A University College student in a Bachelor's Completion Program living off campus and taking 8 credits per quarter will be assigned the following cost of attendance:

Direct Costs:

Tuition

$12,840

 

Fees

$96

 

Subtotal

$12,936

Indirect Costs:

Books

$900

 

Room & Board

$11,646

 

Transportation

$1,296

 

Personal Expenses

$1,332

 

Health Insurance

$2,420

 

Loan Fees*

$70

 

Cost of Attendance

$30,600

*A 1.072% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct subsidized and unsubsidized loans. The $70 listed above is the average fee for undergraduate students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

Graduate Cost of Attendance

Daniels College of Business | Josef Korbel School | Social Work | Professional Psychology

We assume that students in these programs will be enrolled in at least 12 credits per quarter during the 2014-15 school year (excluding summer) and will be assigned the following cost of attendance. If you will be enrolled in more than 18 credits for any quarter (or more than 12 credits if you are a Daniels College of Business student), you may want to consider submitting an Enrollment Adjustment Form. This form will allow you to borrow additional loan funding (if desired) to help cover your higher tuition costs.

Direct Costs:

Tuition(36 credits)1

$41,112

 

Fees

$303

 

Health Insurance²

$2,420

 

Subtotal

$43,835

Indirect Costs:

Books

$1,800

 

Room & Board³

$11,646

 

Transportation

$1,137

 

Personal Expenses

$1,332

 

Loan Fees*

$191

 

Cost of Attendance

$59,941

¹The Josef Korbel School, Social Work and Professional Psychology all have a flat tuition rate if you are enrolled between 12-18 credits. Daniels College of Business does not offer a flat rate; those students are charged $1,142 per credit hour.

²Health insurance is a direct cost unless you waive the insurance offered through DU.

³Room and board may be direct costs if you live in campus housing and/or sign up for a meal plan.

*A 1.072% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The $191 listed above is the average fee for graduate students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences | Engineering & Computer Science | Natural Sciences & Mathematics

We assume that students in these programs will be enrolled in 8 credits per quarter during the 2014-15 school year (excluding summer), and will be assigned the following cost of attendance. If you will be enrolled in more than 8 credits for any quarter, you may want to consider submitting an Enrollment Adjustment Form. This form will allow you to borrow additional loan funding (if desired) to help cover your higher tuition costs.

Direct Costs:

Tuition (24 credits)

$27,408

 

Fees

$255

 

Health Insurance¹

$2,420

 

Subtotal

$30,083

Indirect Costs:

Books

$1,800

 

Room & Board²

$11,646

 

Transportation

$1,137

 

Personal Expenses

$1,332

 

Loan Fees³

$191

 

Cost of Attendance

$46,189

¹Health insurance is a direct cost unless you waive the insurance offered through DU.

²Room and board may be direct costs if you live in campus housing and/or sign up for a meal plan.

³A 1.072% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The $191 listed above is the average fee for graduate students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

Morgridge College of Education

We assume that students in an education program will be enrolled in 9 credits per quarter during the 2014-15 school year (excluding summer), and will be assigned the following cost of attendance. If you will be enrolled in more than 9 credits for any quarter, you may want to consider submitting an Enrollment Adjustment Form. This form will allow you to borrow additional loan funding (if desired) to help cover your higher tuition costs.

Direct Costs:

Tuition (27 credits)

$30,834

 

Fees

$267

 

Health Insurance¹

$2,420

 

Subtotal

$33,521

Indirect Costs:

Books

$1,800

 

Room & Board²

$11,646

 

Transportation

$1,137

 

Personal Expenses

$1,332

 

Loan Fees³

$191

 

Cost of Attendance

$49,627

¹Health insurance is a direct cost unless you waive the insurance offered through DU.

²Room and board may be direct costs if you live in campus housing and/or sign up for a meal plan.

³A 1.072% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The $191 listed above is the average fee for graduate students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

Graduate Tax: Full-Time Students

We assume students in this program will be enrolled in 12 credits per quarter during the 2014-15 school year (excluding summer), and will be assigned the following cost of attendance. If you will be enrolled in more than 12 credits for any quarter, you may want to consider submitting an Enrollment Adjustment Form. This form will allow you to borrow additional loan funding (if desired) to help cover your higher tuition costs.

Direct Costs:

Tuition (36 credits)

$34,056

 

Fees

$144

 

Health Insurance¹

$2,420

 

Subtotal

$36,620

Indirect Costs:

Books

$1,800

 

Room & Board²

$11,646

 

Transportation

$1,296

 

Personal Expenses

$1,332

 

Loan Fees³

$192

 

Cost of Attendance

$52,886

¹Health insurance is a direct cost unless you waive the insurance offered through DU.

²Room and board may be direct costs if you live in campus housing and/or sign up for a meal plan.

³A 1.072% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The $192 listed above is the average fee for graduate students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

Graduate Tax: Part-Time Students

We assume students in this program will be enrolled in 4 credits per quarter during the 2014-15 school year (excluding summer), and will be assigned the following cost of attendance. If you will be enrolled in more than 4 credits for any quarter, you may want to consider submitting an Enrollment Adjustment Form. This form will allow you to borrow additional loan funding (if desired) to help cover your higher tuition costs.

Direct Costs:

Tuition (12 credits)

$11,352

 

Fees

$48

 

Health Insurance¹

$2,420

 

Subtotal

$13,820

Indirect Costs:

Books

$900

 

Room & Board²

$11,646

 

Transportation

$1,296

 

Personal Expenses

$1,332

 

Loan Fees³

$192

 

Cost of Attendance

$29,186

¹Health insurance is a direct cost unless you waive the insurance offered through DU.

²Room and board may be direct costs if you live in campus housing and/or sign up for a meal plan.

³A 1.072% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The $192 listed above is the average fee for graduate students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

University College

We assume students enrolled in University College will be enrolled in 4 credits (1 class) per quarter during the 2014-15 school year (excluding summer) and will be assigned the following cost of attendance. If you will be enrolled in more than 4 credits for any quarter, you may want to consider submitting an Enrollment Adjustment Form. This form will allow you to borrow additional loan funding (if desired) to help cover your higher tuition costs.

Direct Costs:

Tuition (12 credits)

$6,852

 

Fees

$48

 

Subtotal

$6,900

Indirect Costs:

Books

$900

 

Room & Board

$11,646

 

Transportation

$1,296

 

Personal Expenses

$1,332

 

Loan Fees*

$191

 

Cost of Attendance

$22,265

*A 1.072% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The $191 listed above is the average fee for graduate students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

Continuous Enrollment

Continuous enrollment is designated primarily for students who have completed all their coursework and are working on a dissertation or thesis to complete their degree. As with all programs, students in continuous enrollment may only receive financial aid up to the total cost of attendance (or student budget) for that year. There is no line item for tuition, as students are only charged a continuous enrollment fee.

Direct Costs:

Fees

$246

 

Health Insurance1

$2,420

 

Subtotal

$2,666

Indirect Costs:

Books

$1,800

 

Room & Board

$11,646

 

Transportation

$1,296

 

Personal Expenses

$1,332

 

Loan Fees3

$191

 

Cost of Attendance

$18,931

1 Health insurance is a direct cost unless you waive the insurance offered through DU.

2 Room and board may be direct costs if you live in on-campus housing and/or sign up for a meal plan.

3A 1.072% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The $191 listed above is the average fee for graduate students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

Please note:  If you are taking a class in addition to continuous enrollment, you can increase your student budget for the cost of a class by submitting a  Budget Adjustment Form .

Law Cost of Attendance

Full-Time Students (Day Students)

We assume that students in this program will be enrolled in 12-15 credits per semester during the 2014-15 school year (excluding summer) and will be assigned the following cost of attendance. If you plan to enroll in a different number of credits, please complete a budget adjustment form (available in June) to have your cost of attendance adjusted.

Direct Costs:

Tuition (30 credits)

$42,120

 

Fees*

$250

 

Health Insurance¹

$2,420

 

Subtotal

$44,790

Indirect Costs:

Books

$1,800

 

Room & Board²

$11,646

 

Transportation

$1,166

 

Personal Expenses

$1,332

 

Loan Fees³

$217

 

Cost of Attendance

$60,951

*Fees not included in the above COA include:

  • Student Bar Association Dues = $60/year
  • Loan Repayment Assistance Program Fee = $90 (one-time/first semester only)
  • Health and Counseling Fee = $474/year (optional)

¹Health insurance is a direct cost (and you will therefore be charged for it) unless you waive the insurance offered through DU.

²Room and board may be direct costs if you live in campus housing and/or sign up for a meal plan.

³A 1.072% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The $217 listed is the average fee for law students who borrow these loans. Actual amounts will depend on the total borrowed.

3/4-Time Students (Evening Students)

We assume that students in this program will be enrolled in 8-11 credits per semester during the 2014-15 school year (excluding summer) and will be assigned the following cost of attendance. If you plan to enroll in a different number of credits, please complete a budget adjustment form (available in June) to have your cost of attendance adjusted.

Direct Costs:

Tuition (22 credits)

$30,888

 

Fees*

$218

 

Health Insurance¹

$2,420

 

Subtotal

$33,526

Indirect Costs:

Books

$1,800

 

Room & Board²

$11,646

 

Transportation

$1,166

 

Personal Expenses

$1,332

 

Loan Fees³

$217

 

Cost of Attendance

$49,687

*Fees not included in the above COA include:

  • Student Bar Association Dues = $40/year
  • Loan Repayment Assistance Program Fee = $90 (one-time/first semester only)
  • Health and Counseling Fee = $474/year (optional)

¹Health insurance is a direct cost (and you will therefore be charged for it) unless you waive the insurance offered through DU.

²Room and board may be direct costs if you live in campus housing and/or sign up for a meal plan.

³A 1.072% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The $217 listed is the average fee for law students who borrow these loans. Actual amounts will depend on the total borrowed.

Important Notes about Your Cost of Attendance:

  • If you apply for aid, your financial aid award letter will itemize the costs that make up your individual student budget (which vary annually).
  • Federal regulations require us to set a limit on the amount of aid you can receive. This means your total aid--including scholarships, grants, loans, work-study and other resources (such as AmeriCorps and employer-paid tuition benefits)--cannot exceed your cost of attendance.
  • The budgets above do not include costs for the summer quarter. Eligibility for financial aid for the summer is limited; if you need financial aid for the summer, you'll need to complete a separate application in the spring.
  • To be fair and to stay in compliance with federal regulations, we cannot change student budgets based on lifestyle preferences. We may, however, be able to make adjustments to your cost of attendance for reasons outlined on the Budget Adjustment Form. These decisions are made on a case-by-case basis and do not guarantee additional financial aid.
  • If you are a law student, our office must verify your enrollment at the end of the 100% add/drop period of each semester, which may affect the amount of financial aid you can receive for that term.
  • All student budget parameters are determined by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and our office.