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

 

Estimate Your Bill:

The figures listed below are general estimates. If you'd like to get a more precise calculation of what you'll be billed each quarter of the 2020-21 academic year, use our estimated billing worksheet. (Note: To use this worksheet, you'll need a financial aid offer, which is sent once you have applied for aid and have been admitted to a graduate program for the fall of 2020.)

> Download the 2020-2021 Estimated Billing Worksheet (Excel document)

2020-2021 Academic Year Costs

These costs reflect the 2020-2021 academic year (three quarters—fall 2020, winter 2021, and spring 2021), and should be used for general planning purposes. Your individual costs may vary depending on your program, the term and year you started your program, and the number of classes you take each quarter.

2020-2021 Costs:
Start Date Fall
2020 or Later

Most Programs

2020-2021 Costs for Most Programs

Start Term: Fall 2020 or Later
Does not include Artist Diploma, Jazz & Commercial Music, and Suzuki Pedagogy certificate programs (see next tab).

Tuition is $1,461 per credit hour. The estimated one-year cost is $38,619 for the 2020-2021 academic year, and is based on taking eight credits each quarter.

Category Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021 Total
Tuition (8 credits) $11,688 $11,688 $11,688 $35,064
Fees $85 $85 $85 $255
Health Insurance* $1,650 --- $1,650 $3,300
Total Cost $13,423 $11,773 $13,423 $38,619

*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.

Music Certificate Programs

2020-2021 Music Certificate Program Costs

Start Term: Fall 2020 or Later
Artist Diploma, Jazz & Commercial Music, and Suzuki Pedagogy Certificate Programs Only

Tuition is $730 per credit hour. The estimated one-year cost for music certificate programs is $12,267 for the 2020-2021 academic year, and is based on taking four credits each quarter.

Category Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021 Total
Tuition (4 credits) $2,920 $2,920 $2,920 $8,760
Fees $69 $69 $69 $207
Health Insurance* $1,650 --- $1,650 $3,300
Total Cost $4,639 $2,989 $4,639 $12,267

*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

Indirect Costs

These estimated costs are not billed by the University, and are determined by the Colorado Department of Education and Financial Aid. Your actual expenses and the costs that appear on your financial aid offer may be different.

Learn more about indirect costs.

Category Cost
Books $1,000
Housing & Meals
   Based on living off campus.
$15,984
Transportation
   e.g., gas, parking
$1,506
Personal Expenses
   e.g., cell phone, clothes
$1,440
Loan Fees* $200
Total $20,130

*A 1.059% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The loan fees listed above are the average for graduate students who borrowed these loans last year. Actual fees will depend on the amount you borrow (if any).

2020-2021 Costs:
Start Date Summer
2020 or Earlier

All Programs

2020-2021 Costs for All CAHSS Programs

Start Term: Prior to Fall 2020

Tuition is $1,461 per credit hour. The estimated one-year cost is $38,619 for the 2020-2021 academic year, and is based on taking eight credits each quarter.

Category Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021 Total
Tuition (8 credits) $11,688 $11,688 $11,688 $35,064
Fees $85 $85 $85 $255
Health Insurance* $1,650 --- $1,650 $3,300
Total Cost $13,423 $11,773 $13,423 $38,619

*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

Indirect Costs

These estimated costs are not billed by the University, and are determined by the Colorado Department of Education and Financial Aid. Your actual expenses and the costs that are listed on your financial aid offer may be different.

Learn more about indirect costs.

Category Cost
Books $1,000
Housing & Meals
   Based on living off campus.
$15,984
Transportation
   e.g., gas, parking
$1,506
Personal Expenses
   e.g., cell phone, clothes
$1,440
Loan Fees* $200
Total $20,130

*A 1.059% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The loan fees listed above are the average for graduate students who borrowed these loans last year. Actual fees will depend on the amount you borrow (if any).

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2019-2020 Academic Year Costs

These costs reflect the 2019-2020 academic year (three quarters—fall 2019, winter 2020, and spring 2020), and should be used for general planning purposes. Your individual costs may vary depending on your program and the number of classes you take each quarter.

Tuition is $1,426 per credit hour. The estimated one-year cost for for students in all CAHSS programs is $37,629 for the 2019-2020 academic year, and is based on taking eight credits each quarter.

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
Total Cost $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

    These estimated costs are not billed by the University, and are determined by the Colorado Department of Education and Financial Aid. Your actual expenses and the costs that appear on your financial aid offer may be different.

    Learn more about indirect costs.

    Category Cost
    Books $1,200
    Housing & Meals
       Based on living off campus.
    $15,651
    Transportation
       e.g., gas, parking
    $1,506
    Personal Expenses
       e.g., cell phone, clothes
    $1,404
    Loan Fees* $206
    Total $19,967

    *A 1.059% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The loan fees listed above are the average for graduate students who borrowed these loans in the year prior. Actual fees will depend on the amount you borrow (if any).

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Denver Publishing Institute

The Denver Publishing Institute is a 4-week, non-degree program available through the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.

Costs for Summer 2020:

The total cost for the 2020 program is $6,850:

Category Cost
Tuition $4,786
Fees $24
Meals* $450
Housing** $1,590
Budget Total $6,850

*This is the cost of the required meal plan, which covers lunches and a few special events.

**This is the cost for living in an on-campus residence hall throughout the program, which is optional.

Learn more about housing and meals >
 

Financing Options:

Because students in this program are non-degree seeking, federally-funded financial aid—including student loans—is not available. If you need financing for this program, you may consider applying for a private education loan through bank or credit union.

Not all lenders offers education loans to students in non-degree seeking programs. When shopping for a loan, be sure to ask the lender if their product is available to non-degree seeking students before submitting an application for the loan.

On your application, the loan period should be 7/12/20–8/7/20. Approved funds will disburse to your DU student account on 7/2/20 to pay toward your charges.

View our Preferred Lender List

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