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University of Colorado Boulder Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$26,921 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,768 tuition
$13,590 on campus room & board
$1,800 books and supplies
$1,763 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$50,469 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$33,316 tuition
$13,590 on campus room & board
$1,800 books and supplies
$1,763 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$7,327 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
64% of students receive aid
16% get federal aid ($5,364 avg)
8% get state aid ($2,816 avg)
50% get institn'l aid ($7,327 avg)
35% get loans ($8,036 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.68% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.99% 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 $9,410 51%
Federal Grant Aid $5,364 16%
Pell Grants $4,244 16%
Other Federal Grants $8,695 2%
Institution Grant Aid $7,327 50%
State Grant Aid $2,816 8%
Student Loans $8,036 35%
Federal Loans $5,378 34%
Other Loans $19,903 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 $407
Out of State $33,316


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Rebekah from Broomfield, CO
  • Mar-06-2018 I am a current student here

    I am lucky enough to get in state tuition, and considering how highly ranked this school is I think its worth the price. They amazing classes and techers are worth it as well, plus the multitude of different courses and programs it has.

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  • 4
  • Rowan from Longmont, CO
  • Jul-19-2017 I am a current student here

    Although CU Boulder is expensive the on campus environment and opportunities available to you are worth the cost in most cases.

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  • 3
  • taylor from centennial, co
  • Apr-13-2016 I am a current student here

    cu is a very expensive school, unfortunately i've found a lot of that money goes to the facade of the campus and the layout. granted, it is an absolutely beautiful campus, but it does make you wonder how the money is being spent.

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  • 4
  • Out of State Student
  • Dec-11-2015 I am a current student here

    Being from out of state makes this school more expensive. But applying for scholarships helped it to be competitive with offers from other schools which did not have as many of the choices this university offers. Students are involved, faculty is involved and this school is the right balance of fun, hard work and friendships for most of the students I've met so far. I am glad CU Boulder is here.

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  • Ashley from Westminster, CO
  • Dec-10-2015 I am a current student here

    There are some issues with engineering will they will make you retake unnecessary courses after you have received AP credit. Some of the on campus amenities can be costly. Residential halls could be better in terms of heating and AC.

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