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.
$37,263
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$21,119
$30k - $48k
$21,576
$48k - $75k
$28,934
$75k - $110k
$29,315
$110k+
$39,772
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.
$54,819
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.
$54,819
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.
$14,674
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
84%
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.
17%
Average Aid Per Year
$30,531
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.
17%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,020
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$28,980
Students receiving state aid
9%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,942
Students receiving federal aid
18%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,020
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$48,418
$30k - $48k
$44,912
$48k - $75k
$42,938
$75k - $110k
$35,532
$110k+
$24,787
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.
$83,338,728
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$50,930,062

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.
41%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,504
Students receiving federal loans
40%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,166
Average Other Loans Per Year
$20,391
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.
$18,045
Loan Default Rate
1%
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.
$221

What Students Are Saying

3.88 Average Rating
It's pricey, but affordable if you work everything right.
Nicholas from Littleton, CO
It is a private school. Therefore, it will be more expensive than in-state public schools or community colleges. However, a degree from a private school, such as the University of Denver, will automatically look better than that of a public University. Additionally, DU offers academic scholarships to a majority of its applicants automatically and the amount is dependent on one's high school grades and extracurricular activities. Furthermore, the school provides a vast amount of resources at your discretion including a study-aboad program in which the school pays for you to travel anywhere in the world and take classes and have fun.
Travis from Morrison, CO
This has much access to work opportunities for students after they graduate.
Jeremy from Denver, CO
DU is an expensive school, but if you really get involved on campus you can really see why it costs so much. The classes are also really small, which is great because it allows you to connect on a personal level with your professors.
Marianne from Colorado Springs, CO
It is a bit pricey but definitely worth it in the end. Alumni and career opportunities are endless at DU, CEOs of major corporations to small business owners, DU has a little bit of everything to help you out after graduations
Darla from Brighton, CO
DU is very expensive HOWEVER after the scholarships that they offer, their price is very affordable that it seems that you are paying for a public school with a private school quality. They do give 100% tuition assistance to some students which is very awesome.
Diana from Aurora, CO
Although at times it may seem like the University is missing a service for students, it's there but you may be looking in the wrong places. The University provides many services and is still adapting to accomodate services that were not previously offered.
Michelle
DU is a very expensive school (partly because it is a private university), but I received lots of financial aid/scholarships so I pay for less than half of the tuition. Applying for scholarships can really pay off. Although tuition is a bit high, the opportunities at DU are really amazing and if you take advantage of your resources you will know that every penny is worth it.
Lauren from Eagan, MN
DU is fairly expensive compared to other schools, however you don't have to worry about overwhelming large class sizes like other public universities. The University of Denver also offers better financial aid, grants and scholarships to incoming students because they recognize how high tuition is in comparison. I have a friend that went to a public University in Colorado and ended up paying more than I do even though overall general tuition is twice the price of DU!!
Jennilee from Denver, CO

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