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Costs and Funding

Resident Tuition

​For the 2015-16 school year, an in-state student enrolled in three classes (9 credits) will pay $4,536 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 $1,512.

Nonresident Tuition

An out-of-state student taking three classes will pay $10,863 in tuition each semester, and $3,621 for three credits of dissertation study.  For up-to-date information on applicable tuition and fees, visit the University of Colorado Denver website.

Tuition and Fees

For up-to-date information on applicable tuition and fees, visit the University of Colorado Denver Tuition and Costs​ website.  

WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)

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.

School of Public Affairs Funding & Grants

School of Public Affairs Funding 

Each year the School of Public Affairs will choose certain students to receive a full tuition waiver and a research assistantship stipend of approximately $15,000 for the academic year. Funding may also be available during the summer for up to $5000 for research assistants. 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. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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