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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

$7,356 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
62% of students receive aid
17% get federal aid ($5,145 avg)
6% get state aid ($2,940 avg)
47% get institn'l aid ($7,356 avg)
35% get loans ($8,051 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 $9,408 47%
Federal Grant Aid $5,145 17%
Pell Grants $4,389 16%
Other Federal Grants $6,880 2%
Institution Grant Aid $7,356 47%
State Grant Aid $2,940 6%
Student Loans $8,051 35%
Federal Loans $5,490 34%
Other Loans $20,455 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 3
  • Adam from Parker, CO
  • Oct-21-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Great price for in state students considering what the school has to offer. However, it may get a little pricey for out of state but the education and experience just might be worth it.

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