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Tuition and Fees for 2021–22

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Mary Clark

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Dear DU community,

The University of Denver Board of Trustees recently approved a two percent undergraduate tuition increase for the academic term that begins in Fall 2021. For the second year in a row, this increase was kept to an historic low. Trustees also approved a 3.5 percent increase in room and board and voted to keep student fees at the current year’s level.

In making this decision, our trustees, with the guidance and advice of our academic and financial leaders, took into consideration the toll the coronavirus has taken on our families’ finances. At the same time, the University continues to accumulate many unplanned costs related to the coronavirus, including testing, contact tracing, increased cleaning and disinfection of our residences, classrooms, and workspaces, new technology costs related to online instruction, and financial aid for families experiencing significant financial loss.

Please note that we are continuing the work to support and expand the tiered model of differential tuition for graduate education. Changes to graduate tuition for specific programs will be announced before the end of the calendar year.

Following a recent trend, this tuition increase is less than that of our peer institutions. We have been able to hold the increases down, in part, because our enrollment has remained steady and strong. We are committed to ensuring the quality of a DU education and our financial standing remain strong, while also considering the challenges our families are confronting during this difficult time.


Mary Clark
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor