Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, CO, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$14,788
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$15,884
$30k - $48k
$16,684
$48k - $75k
$19,443
$75k - $110k
$21,102
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,306
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$23,163
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,318
Books and Supplies
$1,625
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
64%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,515
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,724
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,226
Students receiving state aid
33%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,227
Students receiving federal aid
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,724
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$32,635,888
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$7,085,337

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
62%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,836
Students receiving federal loans
61%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$9,050
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,430
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$11,768
Loan Default Rate
12%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$239

What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
Worth every penny meet new friend got to meet some locals , great sight seeing and the teachers are great because the class rooms are meant to encourage everyone in it with less than 50 students per class depending on how popular the class is.
JAVIER from San Antonio, TX
Well if you are talking about on campus then I would say the best 'bang for the buck' would be the food that they serve here.
Tyler from Grand Junction, CO
Any college is going to seem expensive, but Mesa does a pretty good job at reasonable prices for tuition and fees. The facilities at Mesa are nice and there are a lot of fun activities and Mesa is generous with financial aide, so there isn't much room for complaint. The main issue I have with Mesa when it comes to the money aspect is that you don't really know where all of your money is going. Other than that, I think you get what you pay for for the most part.
Tara from Fruita, CO
It's a little pricey, but there are several different, degree-specific and general, scholarships available for incoming freshmen and people who are in their first or second year. It's real easy to get a little help when paying for the tuition, books, and fees that are always a pain in the you-know-where to find money for.
Jennifer from Grand Junction, CO
Mesa is definitely the cheapest college - now University - in Colorado. They have the smallest tuition increase in CO, and the room and board prices are just below the average University dorm prices. Definitely worth every penny paid though.
Brandon from Monument, CO
I personally am trying to squeeze every last morsel of education out of my time spent here. The cost associated with college is huge, but CMU has very low tuition in comparison to other Universities. If attending school here was more expensive, perhaps I wouldn't be getting the whole bang for my buck. Until then, I am absolutely getting my bang for my buck.
Leah from Colorado Springs, CO
We have amazing accommodations. Our facilities are state of the art. The weight room is in constant use, as is the new College Center. You can always find students using every available resource, from the indoors to the outdoors.
Rose from Bennett, CO
It is no lie that Colorado Mesa University is a cheap school. Because of that, you can attend many classes and if it is your choice to transfer, many of the courses can go with you to other schools with higher tuitions. CMU is a good starter school if you want to get some of your general education credits before going on to do more specialized course work elsewhere.
Jennifer from Louisville, CO
Most definitely. You're only paying a fraction of what everyone else in the larger universities would pay. You're getting a pretty decent education for what you pay for here.
Amber from Henderson, CO