University College

Cost of Attendance

Below, you'll see estimated costs for students in University College programs.

Learn more about direct vs. indirect costs.

Cost of Attendance Overview


2020-2021 Academic Year Costs

These costs will appear on your University bill, and are based on the number of credits you take each quarter. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the tuition rate is $730 per credit; most students in University College take 4 credits per term (which is one class). The table below represents your estimated costs per quarter.

Category Per Quarter
Tuition (4 credits) $2,920
Fees $16
Budget Total $2,936
  • 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 $200
    Housing & Meals $5,217
    Transportation $555
    Personal Expenses $468
    Loan Fees* $69
    Total $6,509

    *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.

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.)

Download the 2020-2021 Estimated Billing Worksheet (Excel document)