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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Cost of Attendance

Below, you'll see estimated costs for students enrolled in College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (CAHSS) programs.

We do not automatically assume students in CAHSS will take courses in the summer quarter, so you won't see those costs listed below. Eligibility for financial aid for the summer is limited; if you need aid for the summer term, you must complete a separate application in the spring.

Learn more about direct vs. indirect costs.

Cost of Attendance Overview


Estimated Costs for 2019-2020

  • Direct Costs

    These costs will appear on your University bill, and are based on the number of credits you take each quarter. For the 2019-20 academic year, tuition is $1,426 per credit. Many students in CAHSS take 8 credits per term, but your actual enrollment may be different.

    Category Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Total
    Tuition (8 credits) $11,408 $11,408 $11,408 $34,224
    Fees $85 $85 $85 $255
    Health Insurance* $1,575 --- $1,575 $3,150
    Budget Total $13,068 $11,493 $13,068 $37,629

    *If you participate in the DU Student Health Insurance Program, you will be charged only in the fall and spring quarters for 12-month coverage. You may waive participation in the program if you are covered by another plan.

  • Indirect Costs

    To determine these estimated expenses, we research the cost of living in the DU area and use recommended guidelines published by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Your actual costs may be different.

    Category Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Total
    Books $400 $400 $400 $1,200
    Housing & Meals $5,217 $5,217 $5,217 $15,651
    Transportation $502 $502 $502 $1,506
    Personal Expenses $468 $468 $468 $1,404
    Loan Fees* $69 $69 $68 $206
    Total $6,656 $6,656 $6,655 $19,967

    *A 1.066% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The loan fees listed above are the average for graduate students who borrow these loans last year. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

Total COA per quarter is $19,724. Total COA for the entire 2019-20 academic year (excluding summer) is $57,596.




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