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Paying for CU Boulder

Tuition Scoreboard
Undergraduate (in-state)$38,358
($12,610)
Graduate (in-state)$33,953
($13,901)
Books & Supplies$1,200
On-Campus Living Costs $18,655
Off-Campus Living Costs $16,029

CU Boulder 2022 Tuition & Fees and COA

For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of Colorado Boulder is $12,610 for Colorado residents and $38,358 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $13,901 for students living in Colorado and $33,953 for others. The Living costs besides the tuition & fees is reported as $18,655 when a student lives on campus and $16,029 when a student lives off-campus.
Its total costs of attendance (COA) is $58,213 when a student lives on campus and $55,587 when living off-campus for the academic year 2021-2022. It includes tuition, fees, book & supplies costs, room & board, and other living expenses. The following table and chart illustrate the COA by living preferences and tuition rates.
2021-2022 COA
In-StateOut-of-State
Total Costs$32,465 (On-Campus)
$29,839 (Off-Campus)
$58,213 (On-Campus)
$55,587 (Off-Campus)
Tuition & Fees$12,610$38,358
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$15,676 (on-campus) /$13,050 (off-campus)
Other Expenses$2,979 (on-campus) /$2,979 (off-campus)
Average Financial Aid$10,933
Total Costs After Receiving Aid$21,532 (On-Campus)
$18,906 (Off-Campus)
$47,280 (On-Campus)
$44,654 (Off-Campus)
[Chart] 2022 Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees is $12,610 for Colorado residents and $38,358 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 4.61% compared to academic year 2020-2021.
2022 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
201920202021 2022
In-State$12,054 $12,500 $12,466 $12,610
Out-of-State$35,687 $36,702 $36,668 $38,358
[Chart]2022 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate tuition & fees is $13,901 for Colorado residents and $33,953 for out-of-state students. The graduate program tuition rates are increased by 2.95% compared to academic year 2020-2021.
2022 Graduate School Tuition & Fees
201920202021 2022
In-State$13,246 $13,556 $13,522 $13,901
Out-of-State$32,146 $33,014 $32,980 $33,953
[Chart] 2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

Tuition Per Credit Hour

For the academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for part-time students or overloaded credits for full-time students is $450 for Colorado residents and $1,523 for out-of-state students for undergraduate programs.
For graduate programs, the tuition per credit hour is $676 for Colorado residents and $1,790 for out-of-state students. The tuition per credit hour are decreased by -47.68% compared to academic year 2020-2021.
2022 Tuition Per Credit Hour
201920202021 2022
UndergraduateIn-State$427 $447$447$450
Out-of-State- $2,911$2,911$1,523
GraduateIn-State$638 $657$657$676
Out-of-State$1,688 $1,738$1,738$1,790

Books & Supplies

For the academic year 2021-2022, the average costs for purchasing books and course supllies is $1,200. The following table and charts illustrate the changes of the books & supplies costs at University of Colorado Boulder.
2022 Books & Supplies Costs
201920202021 2022
Books & Supplies $1,800 $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
[Chart] 2022 Books & Supplies Costs

Living Costs

For the academic year 2021-2022, the average costs for living costs at University of Colorado Boulder is $18,655 when living on campus and $16,029 when living off-campus . The on-campus living costs are increased by 4.94% compared to academic year 2020-2021. The off-campus living costs are increased by 2.71% compared to academic year 2020-2021.
Living Costs
201920202021 2022
On-CampusRoom & Board $14,418$14,778$14,418$15,676
Other Expenses $2,294$2,556$2,294$2,979
Off-CampusRoom & Board $12,622$13,050$12,622$13,050
Other Expenses $2,294$2,556$2,294$2,979
[Chart] 2022 Room & Boards and other Living Costs