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University of Colorado Denver Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,713 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,768 tuition
$9,980 on campus room & board
$1,800 books and supplies
$1,165 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$33,837 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$20,892 tuition
$9,980 on campus room & board
$1,800 books and supplies
$1,165 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,648 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
71% of students receive aid
37% get federal aid ($4,312 avg)
23% get state aid ($1,611 avg)
50% get institn'l aid ($3,648 avg)
40% get loans ($5,439 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.24% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.11% 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 $6,418 59%
Federal Grant Aid $4,312 37%
Pell Grants $4,207 37%
Other Federal Grants $2,176 2%
Institution Grant Aid $3,648 50%
State Grant Aid $1,611 23%
Student Loans $5,439 40%
Federal Loans $5,219 39%
Other Loans $8,101 1%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$250 - $500 Y
$500 R
$4,000 - $64,000 Y Y Y N
$100 - $500 R R
$1,000 R R
- R
- Y
- R
$1,500 R
- R R
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: -
Does University of Colorado Denver offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $282
Out of State $871


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Samantha from Saipan, MP
  • Dec-23-2016 I am a past student here

    I've attended classes at UCDenver, UCColorado Springs, and Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs. I would consider UCDenver as the best choice. It was larger than UCCS, yet cheaper and has the better biology program. It also has a larger support system for students who struggle balancing work and school.

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  • 4
  • kyle from castle pines, co
  • Jun-25-2016 I am a current student here

    cu shares the campus with two other colleges. metro is slightly cheaper than cu and has similar classes. if you're taking physics it's run by metro even if you are a cu student.

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  • 5
  • stephanie from highlands ranch, co
  • Jun-23-2016 I am a current student here

    one thing i really love about cu denver is that you are getting a university of colorado degree but for much less than what you would pay at cu boulder. it's still a quality education for sure!

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  • 3
  • Tamara from Aurora, CO
  • Mar-12-2016 I am a current student here

    It's college...everything will seem a little expense to you. However, we do have a McDonald's so you can always get something from the $1 menu.

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  • 4
  • Leif from Littleton, CO
  • Dec-03-2015 I am a current student here

    Teachers don't always speak English, so that sucks. But the classes in your major are always useful to your career.

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