Your total cost to attend CU Denver includes more than your tuition & fees - you will also need to consider your housing, food, travel, health insurance, textbooks, etc. Before you can apply for your US student visa, you must prove to CU Denver that you have the necessary funding to support your first year of study. 

Estimated I-20 Cost of Attendance Figures for 2019-2020

The cost estimates below are for Academic Year 2019-2020. Please note that actual costs will likely increase for the 2020 - 2021 academic year and are otherwise subject to change without notice and may not reflect all costs for every program. Taking more credit hours may increase the cost of the program. Students should add $4,500 per year for each dependent family member (spouse and/or unmarried children under the age of 21) who will accompany them to the United States.

*** For cost estimates for Anschutz Medical Campus programs please contact isss@ucdenver.edu

University of Colorado Denver - Downtown Campus Programs (I-20 Figures)

Note: Costs are for a 9-month period and based on 12-18 credit hours per semester for graduate students in the College of Architecture and Planning, and 6 credit hours per semester for other graduate students.

 School/College/Program  Tuition & Fees*  Living Expenses  Books & Insurance  Total/Year
 Business School $19,430 $21,249 $3,545 $44,224
College of Architecture & Planning
(Master of Architecture)
$49,513 $21,459 $3,995 $74,757
College of Architecture & Planning
(Master of Science in Historic Preservation)
$41,641 $21,459 $3,995 $66,885
College of Architecture & Planning
(Master of Landscape Architecture)
$41,641 $21,459 $3,995 $66,885
College of Architecture & Planning
(Master of Urban Design)
$41,641 $21,459 $3,995 $66,885
College of Architecture & Planning
(Master of Urban and Regional Planning)
$41,641 $21,459 $3,995 $66,885
College of Architecture & Planning
(PhD in Design and Planning)
$33,769 $21,249 $3,995 $59,013
College of Arts & Media $18,191 $21,249 $3,545 $42,985
College of Engineering & Applied Science  $19,793 $21,249 $3,545 $44,587
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  $17,913 $21,249 $3,545 $42,707
School of Education & Human Development $17,858 $21,249 $3,545 $42,652
School of Public Affairs $17,951 $21,249 $3,545 $42,745

Additional Financial Options

CU Denver understands that students may require extra help and effort in order to cover all of the fixed and variable costs related to studying in the U.S. Here are some resources to consider when planning to finance your CU Denver education.

Financial Wellness Program

The Financial Wellness program strives to provide resources, guidance, and activities to help students manage their money and build healthy financial habits towards stability. Take advantage of 1-on-1 financial coaching and financial workshops in order to create a budget and plan for managing your finances while studying at CU Denver.

University Payment Plan

The university offers payment plans each term that divide the remaining costs of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing into installments.

Payment Plan Information