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Daniels College of Business

Cost of Attendance

Below, you'll see estimated costs for students in Daniels College of Business programs.

Learn more about direct vs. indirect costs.

Cost of Attendance Overview

 

Specialized Master's Programs

We do not automatically assume students in enrolled in Specialized Master's Degree programs 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.

  • 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, but students enrolled in 12-18 credits are charged a flat rate of $17,112 per term.

    Category Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Total
    Tuition (12-18 credits) $17,112 $17,112 $17,112 $51,336
    Fees $101 $101 $101 $303
    Health Insurance* $1,488 --- $1,488 $2,976
    Budget Total $18,701 $17,213 $18,701 $54,615

    *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. The figures above are an estimate—rates for 2019-2020 will be announced in March.


    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. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.


    Total COA per quarter is $25,357. Total COA for the entire 2019-20 academic year (excluding summer) is $74,582.
  • Estimated Costs for 2018-2019

    Direct Costs:

    These costs will appear on your University bill, and are based on the number of credits you take each quarter. For the 2018-19 academic year, tuition is $1,372 per credit, but students enrolled in 12-18 credits are charged a flat rate of $16,464 per term.

    Category Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Total
    Tuition (12-18 credits) $16,464 $16,464 $16,464 $49,392
    Fees $101 $101 $101 $303
    Health Insurance* $1,488 --- $1,488 $2,976
    Budget Total $18,053 $16,565 $18,053 $52,671

    *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 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Total
    Books $400 $400 $400 $1,200
    Housing & Meals $5,016 $5,016 $5,016 $15,048
    Transportation $502 $502 $502 $1,506
    Personal Expenses $453 $453 $453 $1,359
    Loan Fees* $72 $72 $72 $216
    Total $6,443 $6,443 $6,443 $19,329

    *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. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.


    Total COA per quarter is $24,496. Total COA for the 2018-19 academic year (excluding summer) is $72,000.

On-Campus MBA Programs

Cohort Implications for the Financial Aid Awarding Process

All MBA programs in the Daniels College of Business are cohort-based, which means you'll be charged the same tuition rate for every quarter you're enrolled.

We can only offer financial aid and process student loans by academic year, not for the entire program. The academic year consists for fall, winter, spring and summer quarters (in that order). If you wish to borrow federal student loans by submitting a FAFSA, your financial aid award offer will not reflect your full program length—it will only reflect the academic year for which you applied for aid. You must submit a new FAFSA every year you wish to borrow student loans.

The tuition listed on your financial aid award letter will likely be different than your actual charges, as that number reflects an average tuition for students in the Daniels College of Business.

The Denver MBA (Full-Time)

  • Estimated Costs for the 2019-20 Cohort

    Direct Costs:

    These costs will appear on your University bill, and are based on the number of credits you take each quarter. For students who start the Denver MBA program in the fall of 2019, the tuition rate will be $1,175 per credit

    This table assumes 14 credits of enrollment, but your actual course load may be different depending on where you are in the degree plan. 
    Category Per Quarter
    Tuition (14 credits) $16,450
    Fees $109
    Health Insurance* $1,488
    Total $18,047

    *If you participate in the DU Student Health Insurance Program, you will be charged only in the fall and spring quarters (not the winter or summer quarters) for 12-month coverage. You may waive participation in the program if you are covered by another plan. The figure above is an estimate—the rate for 2019-2020 will be announced in March.


    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 Per Quarter
    Books $400
    Housing & Meals $5,217
    Transportation $502
    Personal Expenses $468
    Loan Fees* $69
    Total $6,656

    **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. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

  • Estimated Costs for the 2018-19 Cohort

    Direct Costs:

    These costs will appear on your University bill, and are based on the number of credits you take each quarter. For students who started the Denver MBA program in the fall of 2018, the tuition rate is $1,130 per credit

    This table assumes 14 credits of enrollment, but your actual course load may be different depending on where you are in the degree plan. 
    Category Per Quarter
    Tuition (14 credits) $15,820
    Fees $109
    Health Insurance* $1,488
    Total $17,416

    *If you participate in the DU Student Health Insurance Program, you will be charged only in the fall and spring quarters (not the winter or summer 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 Per Quarter
    Books $400
    Housing & Meals $5,016
    Transportation $502
    Personal Expenses $453
    Loan Fees* $72
    Total $6,443

    **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. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

Professional MBA (Part-Time)

  • Estimated Costs for 2019-20 Cohorts

    Direct Costs:

    These costs will appear on your University bill, and are based on the number of credits you take each quarter. For students who start the Professional MBA program in the fall, winter, spring or summer term of the 2019-20 academic year, the tuition rate is $1,350 per credit

    This table assumes 8 credits of enrollment, but your actual course load may be different depending on where you are in the degree plan. 
    Category Per Quarter
    Tuition (8 credits) $10,800
    Fees $32
    Health Insurance* $1,488
    Total $12,320

    *If you participate in the DU Student Health Insurance Program, you will be charged only in the fall and spring quarters (not the winter or summer quarters) for 12-month coverage. You may waive participation in the program if you are covered by another plan. The figure above is an estimate—the rate for 2019-2020 will be announced in March.


    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 Per Quarter
    Books $400
    Housing & Meals $5,217
    Transportation $502
    Personal Expenses $468
    Loan Fees* $69
    Total $6,656

    **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. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

  • Estimated Costs for 2018-19 Cohorts

    Direct Costs:

    These costs will appear on your University bill, and are based on the number of credits you take each quarter. For students who started the Professional MBA program in the fall, winter, spring or summer term of the 2018-19 academic year, the tuition rate is $1,299 per credit

    This table assumes 8 credits of enrollment, but your actual course load may be different depending on where you are in the degree plan. 
    Category Per Quarter
    Tuition (8 credits) $10,392
    Fees $32
    Health Insurance* $1,488
    Total $11,912

    *If you participate in the DU Student Health Insurance Program, you will be charged only in the fall and spring quarters (not the winter or summer 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 Per Quarter
    Books $400
    Housing & Meals $5,016
    Transportation $502
    Personal Expenses $453
    Loan Fees* $72
    Total $6,443

    **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. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

Executive MBA (Part-Time)

  • Estimated Costs for 2019-20 Cohorts

    Direct Costs:

    These costs will appear on your University bill. For students who start the Executive MBA program in the fall, winter, spring or summer term of the 2019-20 academic year, the tuition rate will be $16,200 per quarter

    Category Per Quarter
    Tuition $16,200
    Fees $40
    Health Insurance* $1,488
    Total $17,728

    *If you participate in the DU Student Health Insurance Program, you will be charged only in the fall and spring quarters (not the winter or summer quarters) for 12-month coverage. You may waive participation in the program if you are covered by another plan. The figure above is an estimate—the rate for 2019-2020 will be announced in March.


    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 Per Quarter
    Books $400
    Housing & Meals $5,217
    Transportation $502
    Personal Expenses $468
    Loan Fees* $69
    Total $6,656

    **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. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

  • Estimated Costs for 2018-2019 Cohorts

    Direct Costs:

    These costs will appear on your University bill. For students who started the Executive MBA program in the fall, winter, spring or summer term of the 2018-19 academic year, the tuition rate is $15,591 per quarter

    Category Per Quarter
    Tuition $15,591
    Fees $40
    Health Insurance* $1,488
    Total $17,119

    *If you participate in the DU Student Health Insurance Program, you will be charged only in the fall and spring quarters (not the winter or summer 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 Per Quarter
    Books $400
    Housing & Meals $5,016
    Transportation $502
    Personal Expenses $453
    Loan Fees* $72
    Total $6,443

    **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. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

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  • Estimated Costs for 2019-20 Cohorts

    Direct Costs:

    These costs will appear on your University bill, and are based on the number of credits you take each quarter. For students who start the [email protected] program in the fall, winter, spring or summer term of the 2019-20 academic year, the tuition rate will be $1,350 per credit

    This table assumes 8 credits of enrollment, but your actual course load may be different depending on where you are in the degree plan. 
    Category Per Quarter
    Tuition (8 credits) $10,800
    Fees $32
    Total $10,832


    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 Per Quarter
    Books $400
    Housing & Meals $5,217
    Transportation $555
    Personal Expenses $468
    Loan Fees* $69
    Total $6,709

    **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. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.


    Total COA per quarter for the 2019-20 academic year is $17,541.
  • Estimated Costs for 2018-19 Cohorts

    Direct Costs:

    These costs will appear on your University bill, and are based on the number of credits you take each quarter. For students who start the [email protected] program in the fall, winter, spring or summer term of the 2018-19 academic year, the tuition rate is $1,299 per credit

    This table assumes 8 credits of enrollment, but your actual course load may be different depending on where you are in the degree plan. 
    Category Per Quarter
    Tuition (8 credits) $10,392
    Fees $32
    Total $10,424


    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 Per Quarter
    Books $400
    Housing & Meals $5,016
    Transportation $555
    Personal Expenses $453
    Loan Fees* $72
    Total $6,496

    **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. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.


    Total COA per quarter for the 2018-19 academic year is $16,920.

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