Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science

Cost of Attendance

Below, you'll see estimated costs for students in Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science programs.

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

Biological Sciences and Geographic Information Science Master's Programs

2020-2021 Cyber Security Program Costs

Start Term: Fall 2020 or Later

Tuition is $730 per credit hour. The estimated one-year cost is $21,075 for the 2020-2021 academic year, and is based on taking eight credits each quarter. Your actual course load may be different.

Category Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021 Total
Tuition (8 credits) $5,840 $5,840 $5,840 $17,520
Fees $85 $85 $85 $255
Health Insurance* $1,650 --- $1,650 $3,300
Total Cost $7,575 $5,925 $7,575 $21,075

*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.

Data Science Program

2020-2021 Data Science Program Costs

Start Term: Fall 2020 or Later

Tuition is $1,068 per credit hour. The estimated one-year cost is $29,187 for the 2020-2021 academic year, and is based on taking eight credits each quarter. Your actual course load may be different.

Category Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021 Total
Tuition (8 credits) $8,544 $8,544 $8,544 $25,632
Fees $85 $85 $85 $255
Health Insurance* $1,650 --- $1,650 $3,300
Total Cost $10,279 $8,629 $10,279 $29,187

*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.

All Other Programs

2020-2021 Costs for All Other Programs

Start Term: Fall 2020 or Later

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. Your actual course load may be different.

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 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 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. Your actual course load may be different.

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, 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.

  • Online Master's in Data Science Program

    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 $1,042 per credit; most students in the [email protected] program take 8 credits per term. The tables below represent your estimated costs per quarter.

    Category Per Quarter
    Tuition (8 credits) $8,336
    Fees $32
    Budget Total $8,368
  • All Other Programs

    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 the Ritchie School 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.

  • 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.

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