Tuition and Fees
All tuition and fees at UCD have been established by the Board of Regents, the governing body of the University of Colorado, and is subject to change at any time. Tuition is based on your classification, as opposed to course classification or level. As a UCD student, you are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University.
Graduate Tuition for the College of Architecture and Planning
FALL 2011, SPRING 2012, MAYMESTER 2012, SUMMER 2012
| Credit Hours
|| $ 428
|| 2,298 |
|| 3,447 |
|| 6,894 |
|| 8,043 |
|| 9,192 |
|| 10,341 |
|Tuition rates above 21 credit hours increase at the rate of an additional credit hour
|| 1,149 |
Please Note: The tuition rates above do not apply to or include Extended Studies credit hours. Tuition for each Extended Studies course is charged in addition to tuition for any "Main Campus" credit hours and is established by the individual University Department/College offering the course. For questions about the tuition rate for a particular Extended Studies course in the College of Architecture and Planning, please see the Continuing and Professional Education webpage.
A $100 course fee is assessed for each online course taken.
Tuition for Courses Taken for No Credit
Tuition for courses taken for no credit (NC) is the same as for courses taken for credit.
Fractional credit is regarded as 1 hour in assessing tuition and fee charges.
| Auraria Bond Fee
|| $60 |
| Auraria Student RTD College Pass Fee
|| $70 |
| Cultural Events Fee
|| $4 |
| Information Technology Fee
|| $8 |
| Student Activity Fee
|| $18.45 |
| Student Health Fee
|| $24 |
| Student Information System (SIS) Fee
|| $2 |
| Student Newspaper Fee
|| $4.20 |
| Student Recreation Fee
| Student Services Fee
|| $7.98 |
| Energy Renewal Fee
|| $5 |
| Phoenix Center
|| $2 |
| College instructional fee
|| $34.65 per credit hour / $311.85 maximum |
Matriculation Fee of $131.32
- A one-time non-refundable fee required of all new students (including transfer students) at the time of their first registration as a degree-seeking student.
Candidate for Degree Fee
- Equal to one credit hour of resident tuition and required for all graduate students who are not registered during the term that they are taking comprehensive examinations. Students must register as "candidate for degree" and pay for one hour of corresponding resident tuition plus the SIS fee and the Information Technology fee for one term only.
International Student Fee - $100 per semester (International Students only)
- Provides funding for services provided to international students, programs and events sponsored by the Office of International Education. Permanent Residents are excused from the fee.
International Student Health Insurance Fee - $612.36 (Fall 2011 only)
- The University of Colorado Denver Campus has a mandatory health insurance plan for all international students in the non-immigrant visa categories of F-1 and J-1. Published insurance rates are only estimates, but the actual amount will not exceed what is listed here.
Before registering each semester, you are required to pay a non-refundable $200 registration payment that is applied to your tuition and fees.
In order not to disadvantage students who have significant financial need, a waiver of the semester registration advance payment will be allowed if the student has applied for financial aid and has met other financial aid eligibility criteria for that semester. If the student pays the registration advance payment and later applies for and receives full tuition and fees from financial aid, the excess paid will be refunded to the student.
Payment of Tuition and Fees
If you drop a course after the second Tuesday of the new semester (the fourth day of summer semesters), you will be assessed a $100 drop transaction charge. The charge is to help increase the availability of, and earlier student access to, popular classes. Exceptions are made for faculty or administratively initiated course changes, processed as administrative drops through the Dean's offices.
All tuition and fees (except the application fee) are due on the first day of class. This also applies if you are receiving financial aid.
Past due student accounts are referred to the Office of Student Debt Management (SDM) for collection. If accounts are not paid in full, a 20% internal collection cost will be assessed on the unpaid balance. This is in addition to the 1.5% service charge per month that all past due accounts are assessed.