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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$27,076 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$13,590 tuition
$9,922 on campus room & board
$1,500 books
$2,064 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$42,106 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,620 tuition
$9,922 on campus room & board
$1,500 books
$2,064 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,697 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
83% of students receive aid
19% get federal aid ($4,727 avg)
17% get state aid ($1,439 avg)
65% get institn'l aid ($5,697 avg)
53% get loans ($6,294 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 8.54% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.14% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,282 66%
Federal Grant Aid $4,727 19%
Pell Grants $3,910 19%
Other Federal Grants $983 16%
Institution Grant Aid $5,697 65%
State Grant Aid $1,439 17%
Student Loans $6,294 53%
Federal Loans $5,170 53%
Other Loans $10,200 6%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 14
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Colorado School of Mines offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1500 Illinois St
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 273-3000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $453
Out of State $954


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Hannah from Franktown, CO
  • Jul-28-2013 I am a past student here

    I believe that CSM is actually ranked number one in the country in this category, with most graduates (greater that 90%) attaining high-paying jobs in their field of study.

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  • 5
  • Reno from Greeley, CO
  • Jul-06-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Money, money, money at the end of college. Has one of the percentages of job placement during and after college.

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  • 5
  • Nina from Lakewood, CO
  • May-29-2013 I am a current student here

    Check out some of the college review journals. I believe Mines was in the top 25 (maybe 10) for best value for your money.

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