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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
  • 4
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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