Colorado State University-Fort Collins
Fort Collins, 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.
$17,609
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,924
$30k - $48k
$12,736
$48k - $75k
$15,086
$75k - $110k
$21,657
$110k+
$26,666
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.
$12,188
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.
$31,470
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.
$13,016
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
67%
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.
23%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,536
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.
23%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,419
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,500
Students receiving state aid
21%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,495
Students receiving federal aid
21%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,419
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.
$92,980,752
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$30,771,209

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.
40%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,592
Students receiving federal loans
39%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,114
Average Other Loans Per Year
$19,548
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.
$15,000
Loan Default Rate
4%
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.
$196

What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
If you are in-state yes, but out of state can prove quite expensive.
Logan from Fort Collins, CO
You truly do get your bang for your buck! CSU offers newly released movies on campus for two or three dollars and sometimes for even free! When you are a student at CSU you get to utilize the Rec Center which is included in your student fees and also tickets to the AMAZING Football Games at Hughes Stadium, free printing on campus, WI-FI Internet on campus, and much more!
Gianna from Pueblo West, CO
Colorado State is worth every penny. Compared to other colleges, it's tuition is normal as far as price goes. While that can be expensive, coming from out of state, I can say it is worth it. The classes choices are numerous and ever professor I have had is doing a great job. The campus is beautiful and easily accessible. It is easy to get around and the everything is walking distance. Colorado State had been designed to be worth every cent that they charge.
Lana from Overland Park, KS
CSU is pretty expensive, just like any other University. However, the knowledge gained by attending this school is well worth the cost. And there are always scholarships to apply for!
Shayna from Fort Collins, CO
Every college is obviously going to cost a decent amount but CSU is worth every penny. The knowledge I have learned in addition to the social experience I have had is completely worth the cost. There is plenty of financial aid out there to lower the cost of tuition but even without that, there should be no price tag on the knowledge, friends and experiences that will come out of an incredible journey at CSU.
Morgan from Englewood, CO
The one issue that Colorado State has is not even one that it can control. In recent years, tuition rates have been spiking as the state government of Colorado continues to cut funding for post-secondary education. As a result, tuition has increased at increments of 3-6% for almost a decade. It kills me to have to say it but the truth is that these tuition increases aren't likely to stop any time soon either. Despite this, Colorado State still remains comparable in cost to most other national public universities AND costs less than in-state rival CU-Boulder. Even with all of this, I would never consider transferring to another school. I couldn't imagine getting the same quality education and college experience at any other school and I will always be proud to say I am a CSU Ram.
Sean from Boise, ID
Being an out-of-state student has disadvantages of having a large financial burden, however CSU is worth every penny to me. I would not change colleges for anything and think it is well worth my money.
Devan from Culbertson, MT
If you work hard, get good grades, and develop a portfolio of work/practicum experience, you will have an outstanding resume by the time you graduate. CSU has a great reputation for producing intelligent and skilled professionals, and employers will like to see that you have a degree from here.
Molly from Butte, MT
You definitely should apply for scholarships (the more money the better) but as an out-of-state student who's flight costs $1000 round trip every year, the price is tight but not undoable. And if you put a lot of effort into your classes, the price is worth what you learn, as well.
Katelyn from Fort Collins, CO

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