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2015-16 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 2015-16 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

$43,164

 

Fees

$1,014

 

Room & Board*

$11,702

 

Subtotal

$55,880

Indirect Costs:

Books

$1,800

 

Transportation

$1,167

 

Personal Expenses

$1,359

 

Loan Fees**

$69

 

Cost of Attendance

$60,275

*The room and board figure listed above is the weighted average of double-occupancy residence hall rooms on campus plus the cost of the unlimited meal plan. Find specific rates through Housing & Residential Education.

**A 1.068% 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

$12,096

 

Transportation

$1,296

 

Personal Expenses

$1,359

 

Health Insurance

$2,420

 

Loan Fees*

$69

 

Cost of Attendance

$31,058

*A 1.068% 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.

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

$13,488

 

Fees

$96

 

Subtotal

$13,584

Indirect Costs:

Books

$900

 

Room & Board

$12,096

 

Transportation

$1,296

 

Personal Expenses

$1,359

 

Health Insurance

$2,420

 

Loan Fees*

$69

 

Cost of Attendance

$31,724

*A 1.068% 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.

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 2015-16 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

$43,164

 

Fees

$294

 

Health Insurance²

$2,420

 

Subtotal

$45,878

Indirect Costs:

Books

$1,800

 

Room & Board³

$12,096

 

Transportation

$1,146

 

Personal Expenses

$1,359

 

Loan Fees*

$192

 

Cost of Attendance

$62,471

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 $1,199 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 1.068% 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.

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences | Engineering & Computer Science | Natural Sciences & Mathematics | Morgridge College of Education

We assume that students in these programs will be enrolled in 8 credits per quarter during the 2015-16 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)

$28,776

 

Fees

$246

 

Health Insurance¹

$2,420

 

Subtotal

$31,442

Indirect Costs:

Books

$1,800

 

Room & Board²

$12,096

 

Transportation

$1,146

 

Personal Expenses

$1,359

 

Loan Fees³

$192

 

Cost of Attendance

$48,035

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 1.068% 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: Full-Time Students

We assume students in this program will be enrolled in 12 credits per quarter during the 2015-16 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)

$35,748

 

Fees

$333

 

Health Insurance¹

$2,420

 

Subtotal

$38,501

Indirect Costs:

Books

$1,800

 

Room & Board²

$12,096

 

Transportation

$1,296

 

Personal Expenses

$1,359

 

Loan Fees³

$192

 

Cost of Attendance

$55,244

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 1.068% 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 2015-16 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)

$11,916

 

Fees

$216

 

Subtotal

$12,132

Indirect Costs:

Books

$900

 

Room & Board*

$12,096

 

Transportation

$1,296

 

Personal Expenses

$1,359

 

Loan Fees**

$192

 

Cost of Attendance

$27,975

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

**A 1.068% 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 2015-16 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)

$7,188

 

Fees

$48

 

Subtotal

$7,236

Indirect Costs:

Books

$900

 

Room & Board

$12,096

 

Transportation

$1,296

 

Personal Expenses

$1,359

 

Loan Fees*

$192

 

Cost of Attendance

$23,079

*A 1.068% 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.

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 & Board2

$12,096

 

Transportation

$1,296

 

Personal Expenses

$1,359

 

Loan Fees3

$192

 

Cost of Attendance

$19,409

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 1.068% 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 2015-16 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 to have your cost of attendance adjusted.

Direct Costs:

Tuition (30 credits)

$44,220

 

Fees*

$310

 

Health Insurance¹

$2,420

 

Subtotal

$46,950

Indirect Costs:

Books

$1,800

 

Room & Board²

$12,096

 

Transportation

$1,166

 

Personal Expenses

$1,359

 

Loan Fees³

$222

 

Cost of Attendance

$63,593

*Fees not included in the above COA include:

  • Loan Repayment Assistance Program Fee = $90 (one-time/first semester only)
  • Health and Counseling Fee = $510/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 1.068% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The $222 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 2015-16 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 to have your cost of attendance adjusted.

Direct Costs:

Tuition (22 credits)

$32,428

 

Fees*

$258

 

Health Insurance¹

$2,420

 

Subtotal

$35,106

Indirect Costs:

Books

$1,800

 

Room & Board²

$12,096

 

Transportation

$1,166

 

Personal Expenses

$1,359

 

Loan Fees³

$222

 

Cost of Attendance

$51,749

*Fees not included in the above COA include:

  • Loan Repayment Assistance Program Fee = $90 (one-time/first semester only)
  • Health and Counseling Fee = $510/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 1.068% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The $222 listed is the average fee for law students who borrow these loans. Actual amounts will depend on the total borrowed.

Part-Time Students (4-7 credits per semester)

Students enrolled in 4-7 credits per semester during the 2015-16 school year (excluding summer) 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 to have your cost of attendance adjusted.

Direct Costs:

Tuition (14 credits)

$20,636

 

Fees*

$226

 

Health Insurance¹

$2,420

 

Subtotal

$23,282

Indirect Costs:

Books

$1,800

 

Room & Board²

$12,096

 

Transportation

$1,166

 

Personal Expenses

$1,359

 

Loan Fees³

$222

 

Cost of Attendance

$39,925

*Fees not included in the above COA include:

  • Loan Repayment Assistance Program Fee = $90 (one-time/first semester only)
  • Health and Counseling Fee = $510/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 1.068% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The $222 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.