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Admissions and Cost

Admissions and the Application Process

The graduate admissions process is unique to each program. You apply directly to the program you are considering and the program will guide and assist you with completing the application requirements and notify you of your admission status.

Though application requirements vary according to the program of study you have selected, all applicants must submit:

  • An online application for admission
  • The application fee ($50 domestic, $75 international)
  • One official transcript from each college or university you have attended, regardless of whether you earned a degree

Programs may have additional admission requirements such as letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, a statement of purpose, essays, vita or resume, and/or a creative portfolio.

Be sure to check individual program‌ application requirements and deadlines‌.

Tuition and Fees

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is based on estimated student expenses that include direct costs such as tuition and fees, as well as indirect costs such as housing, books/supplies and personal/ miscellaneous expenses. The COA assumes you will be enrolled full-time. These estimated budgets are used to award financial aid and are published annually.

Since COA differs based on program, carefully review the COA for your program of interest below.

Cost of attendance for programs within the... College of Architecture and Planning
College of Arts and Media
Business School
School of Education and Human Development
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
College of Engineering and Applied Science
School of Public Affairs
Cost of attendance for programs within the... College of Nursing
Colorado School of Public Health
Graduate School*
School of Dental Medicine
School of Medicine
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

*Many programs in the Graduate School provide full or partial support. Please check individual program websites for more information.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Information on financial aid, scholarships, important dates, and financial planning differs based on program and campus.

CU Denver Financial Aid and Scholarships Office

CU Anschutz Financial Aid and Scholarships Office

Fellowships and Grants

You may be eligible for fellowships and grants based on financial need, educational background, discipline, professional affiliation, and cultural identity.

The Graduate School populates and maintains a database of major funding opportunities.

Employee Tuition Waiver Benefit

Are you a current employee of the University of Colorado? Faculty and staff may be eligible for a tuition waiver benefit, providing discounted tuition for university courses.

Visit the Employee Services website for more information on Employee Tuition Waiver Benefits.

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