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.
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|
*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.
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.
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).
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:
*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.
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.
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