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Colorado Mesa University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$16,663 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,008 tuition
$8,386 on campus room & board*
$1,552 books and supplies
$717 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$26,686 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,031 tuition
$8,386 on campus room & board*
$1,552 books and supplies
$717 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

*Residence hall and meal plan rates range from $8,366-11,642 depending upon living options chosen

Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,788 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
90% of students receive aid
43% get federal aid ($4,190 avg)
36% get state aid ($1,216 avg)
27% get institn'l aid ($2,788 avg)
65% get loans ($8,621 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.96% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.731% 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 $4,260 71%
Federal Grant Aid $4,190 43%
Pell Grants $4,154 43%
Other Federal Grants $2,131 1%
Institution Grant Aid $2,788 27%
State Grant Aid $1,216 36%
Student Loans $8,621 65%
Federal Loans $8,223 65%
Other Loans $8,736 4%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Colorado Mesa University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122
(970) 248-1020
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $215
Out of State $573


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Lindsey from Silt, CO
  • Feb-11-2016 I am a current student here

    The academics in my experience: yes. I love it here. The dorms? No. Try to live off campus.

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  • 5
  • Amber from Henderson, CO
  • Dec-29-2015 I am a current student here

    Most definitely. You're only paying a fraction of what everyone else in the larger universities would pay. You're getting a pretty decent education for what you pay for here.

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  • 4
  • JAVIER from San Antonio, TX
  • Jul-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Worth every penny meet new friend got to meet some locals , great sight seeing and the teachers are great because the class rooms are meant to encourage everyone in it with less than 50 students per class depending on how popular the class is.

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  • 4
  • Alissa from Grand Junction, CO
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Colorado Mesa is definitely worth looking at and giving a shot because it's not too big or too small, and it still offers all the major degrees that most larger schools offer. The classes are academically challenging and you really do get the full college experience at the school.

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  • 5
  • Giuseppe from Montrose, CO
  • Jan-07-2014 I am a current student here

    For somebody who's not sure where they're headed, and who wants a friendly, relatively informal environment to get their bearings, build up academic contacts, and generally figure out what they want to do, CMU Montrose is very hard to beat--you have a ton of flexibility and plenty of dedicated professors eager to help you excel, all at a price that blows most other schools out of the water several times over. Couple that with the fact that you're getting full credits that most colleges will accept without question, and Montrose's campus, despite its small size and limited resources, is very appealing. If you think this is a place to earn a degree, however, you're going to be disappointed. Either you're going to be taking online classes or you're going to be traveling down to Grand Junction several times a week.

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