DU/Iliff Joint PhD Program

Below, you'll see estimated costs for students in the DU/Iliff Joint PhD program.

Learn more about direct vs. indirect costs.

Cost of Attendance Overview


2020-2021 Academic Year Costs

Tuition is $1,461 per credit hour. The estimated one-year cost is $56,199 for the 2020-2021 academic year, and is based on taking 12 credits each quarter.

Category Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021 Total
Tuition (12 credits) $17,532 $17,532 $17,532 $52,596
Fees $101 $101 $101 $303
Health Insurance* $1,650 --- $1,650 $3,300
Total Cost $19,283 $17,633 $19,283 $56,199

*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 $1,000
    Housing & Meals
       Based on living off campus.
       e.g., gas, parking
    Personal Expenses
       e.g., cell phone, clothes
    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).

Estimate Your Bill:

The figures listed above 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)