Tuition costs vary depending on student in-state or out-of-state residence status and on the number of credits taken. For the 2012-13 school year, an in-state student enrolled in three classes (9 credits) will pay $4,346 in tuition each semester, and an in-state student who has completed the comprehensive examination and is enrolled in three credits of dissertation study will pay $1,482. An out-of-state student taking three classes will pay $10,440 in tuition each semester, and $3,480 for three credits of dissertation study. For up-to-date information on applicable tuition and fees, visit the University of Colorado Denver Tuition & Financial Aid site.
The PhD program qualifies for the WICHE Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). Students who live in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming are eligible for in-state tuition if they complete the PhD program at the Denver campus of the University of Colorado Denver. Visit the WICHE website for more information.
In addition, some scholarship and other financial aid funds are available:
- Each year the School of Public Affairs will choose up to three students to receive a full tuition waiver and a stipend of approximately $15,000. This award may be renewed for three years based on funding availability, but out of state funding is only available for one year (resident tuition is available to graduate students after one year if they meet University criteria). The awards are based on merit and awarded by the PhD committee as part of the application process. No additional application materials are needed to be considered for this award.
- Additional research and teaching assistantships may be available. Please contact the PhD Director for more information.