Graduate Student Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are approved by the University of Colorado Board of Regents and may change from those shown here. Graduate student tuition rates are calculated per-credit-hour and are assessed by course based on the graduate student tuition rates determined by each school and college.

Graduate 2023-2024 Tuition Table

Rates shown are per-credit-hour.
School or College
Resident (& WRGP)
Non-ResidentOut-of-State, Online-OnlyWUE
College of Architecture & Planning$522$1,400$626$783
College of Arts & Media
‚Äč$522$1,400$626$783
Business School
$720$1,549$839$1018
School of Education & Human Development$450$1,400$540$675
College of Engineering, Design & Computing$695$1,524$814$993
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences$450$1,400$540$675
School of Public Affairs$595$1,400$714$893

Graduate 2023-2024 Fees

TypeFeeDescription

Auraria Campus Fee

(Per-Term Fee) 

$127.66

This consolidated fee funds five AHEC/tri-institutional fees. These are:

  • Auraria Bond Fee
  • Auraria Energy Renewal Fee 
  • Auraria Student Facilities Fee 
  • Auraria Student Health Center Fee 
  • The Phoenix Center at Auraria
Fee Descriptions and Contact Information

Student Services Fee

(Per-Term Fee) 

$185.00Provides funds for several student support programs and events including: the Center for Undergraduate Exploration and Advising, Career Center, Center for Identity & Inclusion, Club Sports, Commuter Services, Convocation, Counseling Center, CU Denver Live!, Experiential Learning Center, Greek Life, Learning Resource Center, LGBTQ Student Resource Center, Lynx Mascot, Office of Student Life and Campus Community, Orientation, Peer Advocate Leader Program, Peer Education Program, Scholarships Office, Student Government, The Sentry Student Newspaper, The Writing Center, Veteran and Military Student Services, and Women and Gender Center. This fee was approved by the student government.

Wellness Center Fee

(Per-Credit-Hour Fee) 

$12.34The fee supports the construction and operation of the CU Denver Wellness Center and CU Denver Field.  The fee will be $6 per credit hour beginning in Fall 2015, increasing to $12.34 per-credit-hour in Fall 2023. The minimum fee for students taking 3 credits or less is $18 per term for Fall 2015-2017, $37.02 beginning Fall 2023. The fee maximum for students taking 15 credits or more is $90 per-term for Fall 2015-2017, and $185.10 beginning Fall 2023. This fee was approved by the student vote.

New Student Fee

(One-time fee for incoming students)

$94.32A one-time non-refundable charge is required of all new students (including transfer students) at the time of their first registration as a degree-seeking student. This charge covers the costs of new student orientation, graduation, immunization, and student ID card. 
Health Insurance:  International Students (mandatory for visa categories F-1, J-1, and J-2)$2392.00The University of Colorado Denver has a mandatory health insurance plan for all international students in the non-immigrant visa categories of F-1 and J-1 as well as students on Practical Training (OPT). Students may qualify to waive out of the university-issued student health insurance plan if an existing health insurance policy meets all the University’s health insurance waiver requirements.
TypeFeeDescription

Information Technology Charge

 

(Extended Studies Courses Only, Per-Credit-Hour Charge)

$12.00Provides funding for student technology infrastructure and support (including computers, printers, and networking infrastructure), technology in proprietary and CU Denver-owned classrooms, and costs associated with campus online education (administration, technological infrastructure, and development).  *Charge included in tuition for main campus courses.*

Student Information System Charge

 

(Extended Studies Courses Only, Per-Credit-Hour Charge)

$2.00Provides funding for maintenance of the student information system (SIS) used to support such functions as admission and application processing, course registration and grade reporting, degree audit and graduation checkout, awarding of financial aid, payment of tuition and fees, and production of transcripts. *Charge included in tuition for main campus courses.*

Students with College Majors in the Business School

(Per-Term Fee) 

$66.49All majors in the Business School are required to pay a per-term fee that covers costs associated with advising and career counseling, networking, and placement specific to the School.

Students taking College Courses in the Business School

(Per-Credit-Hour Fee) 

$18.00All students enrolled in at least one Business School course are assessed this per-credit-hour fee which funds computer lab equipment, instructional materials, and technical assistance, including teaching assistants, research assistants, and business databases necessary for instruction.

Students taking College Courses in the College of Architecture and Planning

(Per-Credit-Hour Fee) 

$35.00
All students enrolled in at least one College of Architecture and Planning course are assessed this per-credit-hour fee which covers costs associated with the design fabrication shop, computer lab, and visual resource center. These costs include wages and benefits for lab and center managers and student monitors/assistants, equipment maintenance and replacement, and information technology infrastructure.

Students with College Majors in the College of Arts and Media

(Per-Term Fee) 

$137.21
All majors in the College of Arts and Media are required to pay a per-term fee that covers costs associated with academic and career advising, advising support and initiatives, and major-specific events and services.

Students taking College Courses in the College of Arts and Media

(Per-Credit Hour Fee) 

$25.96
All students enrolled in at least one College course are assessed this per-credit-hour fee which covers the cost of art models, guest lecturers, instructional equipment and materials, and course-related activities and events such as field trips and student exhibitions. It also covers costs associated with operating, staffing, remodeling, and maintaining program labs and computer labs.

Students with College Majors in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing

(Per-Term Fee) 

$90.00All majors in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing are required to pay a per-term fee that covers costs associated with advising, career fairs, resources for certification exams, internship placements, and career networking events.

Students taking College Courses in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing

(Per-Credit-Hour Fee) 

$44.30All students enrolled in at least one College of Engineering, Design and Computing course are assessed this per-credit-hour fee which funds academic support for students (lab monitors, teaching assistance, tutors, group events, Senior Design projects, etc.), laboratory and field laboratory expenses (facilities, equipment, technical assistance, equipment maintenance, lab modifications & maintenance, student field research expenses), and support for engineering societies and other expenses associated with encouraging student engagement and promoting student success.

Students taking Undergraduate Bioengineering Courses

(Per-Credit-Hour Fee) 

$49.37All students enrolled in at least one undergraduate bioengineering course are assessed this per-credit-hour fee. This fee will be used to support high-cost lab and design expenses unique to courses in the bioengineering program, including academic support for students (lab monitors, teaching assistance, student projects, etc.) and specialized laboratory and field laboratory expenses (facilities, equipment, technical assistance, equipment maintenance, lab modifications & maintenance).

Students with College Majors (except PRBU, PREN, UDLA) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

(Per Term Fee) 

$83.88All majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to pay a per-term fee that covers costs associated with advising, graduation evaluation, and oversight of student awards.

Students taking College Courses in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

(Per-Credit-Hour Fee) 

$11.63All students enrolled in at least one College of Liberal Arts and Sciences course are assessed this per-credit-hour fee which funds science laboratory course materials, teaching lab operations, student computer labs, purchase and maintenance of science teaching capital equipment, and student literary journal printing and operations.

Students with College Majors in the School of Education and Human Development

(Per-Term Fee) 

$108.50
All majors in the School of Education and Human Development are required to pay a per-term fee that covers costs associated with major-specific advising, an assessment system required by accreditation standards, and Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) assessment software that tests student intercultural competence.

Students taking College Courses in the School of Education and Human Development

(Per-Credit-Hour Fee) 

$2.96All students enrolled in at least one College course in the School of Education and Human Development are assessed this per-credit-hour fee which funds technology support, test protocols, and assessment instruments.

Students with College Majors in the School of Public Affairs - UGRD Only

(Per-Term Fee) 

$156.04All majors in the School of Public Affairs are required to pay a per-term fee that covers costs associated with non-faculty advising, student services coordination, job portal management, and major-driven associated costs.

Students taking College Courses in the School of Public Affairs

(Per-Credit-Hour Fee) 

$6.11All students enrolled in at least one College course in the School of Public Affairs are assessed this per-credit-hour fee which funds computer lab support, classroom technology, online technology for faculty, and classroom materials.

Students with College Majors in the School of Public Affairs - GRAD Only

(Per-Term Fee) 

$136.31
The per-term fee covers costs associated with non-faculty advising, student services coordination, job portal management, and student capstone expenses.
TypeFeeDescription
Internationally Sponsored Student Charge

$200.00

 

*$100.00 before Spring 2023

Administrative charge to international sponsors of students enrolled at CU Denver. This fee is only assessed to sponsors. The charge funds an International Sponsored Student Coordinator to meet the needs of sponsor organizations as well as provide support to sponsored students.
Course Drop Charge$100.00Beginning the second Tuesday of the semester until the census date a drop charge will be assessed each time a student drops a course. If a student withdraws (therefore dropping all classes), a drop charge will be assessed for each course. Students should consult the official Academic Calendar for specific drop deadlines each semester.
Deferred Payment Plan Charge$35.00Students who sign up for the Deferred Payment Plan, which allows their semester tuition and fee balance to be paid in three monthly installments. The fee applies each semester when signing up for the payment plan.
Returned Check Charge$30.00Students who submit invalid bank items (checks, e-checks, etc.) to CU Denver are subject to a returned check charge of $30 for each item. This includes but is not limited to items returned for insufficient funds, stopped payments, and invalid account numbers.

International Student Fee

(Per-Term Fee) 

$225.00

Provides funding for implementation and maintenance of the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), immigration advising, advocacy, academic advising, cross-cultural adjustment support, and other services provided to international students by the Office of International Affairs. Permanent Residents are exempted.
Outstanding Balance Service Charge Students who do not pay their tuition and fee bill by the payment due date indicated on their electronic billing statement are subject to a service charge each month on the past due portion of their account balance. Students who do not pay their tuition and fee bill by the payment due date indicated on their electronic billing statement are subject to a late charge each month on the past due portion of their account balance.

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Student Billing

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