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University of Colorado Boulder Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$23,012 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,056 tuition
$11,730 on campus room & board
$1,800 books
$1,426 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$44,908 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$29,952 tuition
$11,730 on campus room & board
$1,800 books
$1,426 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,027 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
59% of students receive aid
18% get federal aid ($5,021 avg)
8% get state aid ($2,444 avg)
39% get institn'l aid ($6,027 avg)
38% get loans ($7,872 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.15% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.64% 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 $8,442 41%
Federal Grant Aid $5,021 18%
Pell Grants $4,079 17%
Other Federal Grants $7,088 3%
Institution Grant Aid $6,027 39%
State Grant Aid $2,444 8%
Student Loans $7,872 38%
Federal Loans $5,449 37%
Other Loans $20,773 5%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
Regent Drive at Broadway
Boulder, CO 80309-0017
(303) 492-1411
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $358
Out of State $29,952


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Kristina
  • Oct-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Your experience will be what you make of it. If you choose to sit inside in your dorm all day, that's going to make for a very poor experience. But luckily Boulder makes it easy for even the most introverted to find small (or large) clubs to be a part of. The public transport system, which students ride for free, negates the need to have a car if you want to do something fun off campus.

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  • Clarice from Portland, OR
  • Jun-29-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Out of state students- they do offer an option to freeze your tuition cost, so it is the same price all four years that you attend- but regardless, the out-of-state tuition is practically double in state. They, like many colleges, offer scholarships, but the cost is pretty pricey if you're from any state other than CO.

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  • Kathryn from Westminster, CO
  • Mar-01-2014 I am a current student here

    You're going to get the college experience you've always wanted and the credentials to more-than-likely land you a job. However, a lot of what you get out of it is what you make yourself do. This school won't give you a job with certainty, but with your own effort it will give you with a solid foundation to get there.

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  • Zee from Colorado Springs, CO
  • Feb-16-2014 I am a current student here

    I won't lie and tell you that this University is cheap, but with the multitude of resources they offer, there is definitely a big bang for your buck. Most dorms have special programs for their residents going on all the time, ranging from movie nights, to tutors, to talent shows. There are also many more great resources on campus like the health center and the UMC that always have something to offer.

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