Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver, 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.
$13,276
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$10,477
$30k - $48k
$11,121
$48k - $75k
$13,859
$75k - $110k
$17,305
$110k+
$18,362
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.
$7,666
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.
$20,847
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.
$10,332
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Tuition Payment Plan
No
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Financial Aid Email: finaid@msudenver.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
44%
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
$5,936
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
$4,047
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,138
Students receiving state aid
33%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,915
Students receiving federal aid
41%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,047
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.
$758,924
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$1,785,968

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.
39%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,432
Students receiving federal loans
38%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,002
Average Other Loans Per Year
$8,082
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.
$12,988
Loan Default Rate
11%
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.
$243

What Students Are Saying

3.43 Average Rating
Metro State is best known for it's affordability. Quality education for not a whole lot of money.
the dude
This school definitely gives you a good bang for the buck. (Is that how you use that phrase?) It's the best deal for college that I have ever seen. It's very affordable. If it weren't for Metro, I don't think I would be able to afford to go to college.
Ashlynn from Morrison, CO
Every dollar spent on this campus truly stays here. Abundant knowledge is gained at Metro and every dollar spent truly goes toward learning. The text books are incredibly useful because they completely sync with what the professors have planned in the syllabus. Textbooks can be pricey, but with the help of online purchasing and bookstores scattered throughout downtown Denver; also there are many other students willing to trade books, there is no reason to complain about the price of textbooks with that many alternatives.
Ricardo from Aurora, CO
For being such a big school its really cheap. You don't have to pay an arm and a leg to go there. But just because the tuition is low it doesn't mean that its a bad school. I'm happy that they have made it where you don't have to pay so much just to get a higher education.
Joanna from Denver, CO
Tuition is affordable, and the school also provides many work study opportunities. There is also a store near the 16st Mall that will sell and buy your textbooks for a better price. Its really convenient because its just a block away from campus. It really is a great school if your on a budget. Quality education for a great price people!
Isahar from Commerce City, CO

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