Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Cost of Attendance
Below, you'll see estimated costs for students in Natural Sciences & Mathematics programs.
We do not automatically assume students 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, 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.
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 Natural Sciences & Mathematics 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.
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.
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