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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

 

On-Campus Program Costs

We do not automatically assume students in on-campus 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.  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* $1,625 --- $1,625 $3,250
    Budget Total $13,118 $11,493 $13,118 $37,729

    *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.


    Total COA per quarter is $19,774. Total COA for the entire 2019-20 academic year (excluding summer) is $57,696.
  • 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. Many students in the Ritchie School take 8 credits per term, but your actual enrollment may be different.

    Category Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Total
    Tuition (8 credits) $10,976 $10,976 $10,976 $32,928
    Fees $85 $85 $85 $255
    Health Insurance* $1,488 --- $1,488 $2,976
    Budget Total $12,549 $11,061 $12,549 $36,159

    *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 $18,992. Total COA for the 2018-19 academic year (excluding summer) is $55,488.

 

Online Master's in Data Science Program

  • 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 $1,042 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


    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.


    Total COA per quarter for the 2019-20 academic year is $15,024.

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