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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


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, the on-campus tuition rate is $713 per credit; most students in University College take 4 credits per term (which is one class). The tables below represent your estimated costs per quarter.

Category Per Quarter
Tuition (4 credits) $2,852
Fees $16
Budget Total $2,868

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.

Total COA per quarter for the 2019-20 academic year is $9,377.



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