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University of Colorado Boulder Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$24,405 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,760 tuition
$12,258 on campus room & board
$1,800 books
$1,587 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$46,173 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$30,528 tuition
$12,258 on campus room & board
$1,800 books
$1,587 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,336 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
59% of students receive aid
17% get federal aid ($5,180 avg)
8% get state aid ($3,058 avg)
39% get institn'l aid ($6,336 avg)
38% get loans ($8,233 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.75% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.88% 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 $8,911 40%
Federal Grant Aid $5,180 17%
Pell Grants $4,149 17%
Other Federal Grants $6,692 3%
Institution Grant Aid $6,336 39%
State Grant Aid $3,058 8%
Student Loans $8,233 38%
Federal Loans $5,416 36%
Other Loans $22,239 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 $365
Out of State $30,528


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 1
  • Elizabeth from Louisville, CO
  • Apr-25-2015 I am a past student here

    In-state students can get many of the same classes for $1,000 cheaper at the local community college where the classes are much smaller and taught by actual professors. This school should be an absolute last resort.

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  • 4
  • Jennifer from Louisville, CO
  • Mar-18-2015 I am a current student here

    I thought that for the most part I got what I paid for, but it would be nice if they reduced the cost of tuition a bit. The fees that students pay for can also seem a bit overwhelming, especially with all of the fees going towards new construction. However, one of the most valuable fees that students pay is for transportation. Each student can get a bus card that lets them go on the RTD system in Colorado for free.

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  • Jacob from Reno, NV
  • Nov-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Unfortunately, the price tag here is very high, but like I said before, if you can afford it, it's worth it.

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  • 3
  • T from Boulder, CO
  • Nov-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Really, really expensive in terms of tuition, housing, overall cost of living. However, the city is beautiful and it has a lot of amenities.

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