University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, 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.
$20,367
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$17,574
$30k - $48k
$18,573
$48k - $75k
$20,626
$75k - $110k
$22,170
$110k+
$22,576
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.
$9,918
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.
$21,786
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.
$11,204
Books and Supplies
$1,350
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
77%
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.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,708
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.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,291
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,838
Students receiving state aid
40%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,435
Students receiving federal aid
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,291
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.
$2,629,466
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$8,238,085

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.
58%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,926
Students receiving federal loans
56%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,076
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,713
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.
$12,500
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.
$224

What Students Are Saying

3.99 Average Rating
I received a great fininacial aid package. It was much cheaper than other schools I was interested in. The only problem I have is with process of getting financial aid. It took me up until the first week of classes for everything to be completely finished which was frustrating and scary. Other than that, there are great resources on campus that are worth every penny. I still suggest applying for as many scholarships as possible.
Elicia from Westminster, CO
With CU and CSU not too far away, these three schools are always compared. But the truth is is that UNC is the most affordable, and you get your money's worth.
Carlie from OR
Very much so. UNC offers so many opportunities to help students succeed. Such as free tutoring, job fairs, scholarship fairs, a variety of clubs, an abundance of sororities and fraternities and support groups. Our recreation center is awesome. I never once waited for a machine and the pool is huge! They have really great fitness classes also; I really liked aerobics. Our library is beautiful. Each level has a different noise level so you can be social while you study or you can study alone.
Brittany from Greeley, CO
One of my primary reasons for attending UNC in the first place stems from all that I had heard about the Performance Arts program here. UNC may not be the best acting school in the country (if you're looking for that, I'd suggest an observatory), but considering the price, I do believe that it presents one of the best values in the country for this sort of thing. UNC provides skilled training at an affordable cost.
David from Parker, CO
This campus is one of the cheapest in Colorado, but not just in Colorado, but the world as well. I mean this in the way that UNC has a very extensive study abroad program that allows you to travel to many different countries around the world, and pay the same amount as you would at UNC, or less! The best part is that they will send you somewhere that will benefit your major. One of my friends who is an English major is transferring to England for an entire year to study. And many other people I know are going to places in Africa, Asia, Japan, and Australia.
Alyssa from Burlington, CO
Compared to Greeley which is at about $18,000/year, it is about $7,000/year here. As a part of the program, all students must do an apprenticeship every day which provides some money for college.
Samantha from Centennial, CO
Definitely get more then you would expect. This school is considered one of the cheaper schools but the staff and campus don't feel cheap in the least. Our rec center is extremely nice.
Sarah from Westminster, CO
It is expensive to be here, definitely. But it is worth it, believe me. The residence halls are a great place to be and the food at the dining hall is pretty good. The classes are definitely worth the money as well, as long as you actually attend class.
Jessica from Greeley, CO
UNC has worked with me a lot for financial aid and making sure my bill is covered. It's a cheap university, but you would never know based on the quality!
Jeniffer - Grand Junction, CO
The money is definitely worth it, especially in comparison to other schools in Colorado. Especially for in-state tuition, UNC is MUCH cheaper than say CSU or CU Boulder. Also, if one can, try and see if there's family in the nearby area that you can stay at. As those who have been researching colleges know, room and board is usually almost as much as tuition. The same goes for UNC, and is the main reason why I'm staying with my parents for at least a year or so.
Female, Biology/Secondary Education major