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.
The cost estimates below are for Academic Year 2021-2022. Please note that actual costs will likely increase for the 2022 - 2023 academic year. Please note that your individual cost of attendance will vary. Estimated costs are subject to change. Taking more credit hours may increase the cost of the program. Students should add $6,750 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Estimated Costs are for a 9-month period and based on 12 credit hours per semester for undergraduates.
|School/College/Program||Tuition & Fees||Living Expenses||Books & Insurance||Total/Year|
|College of Architecture and Planning||$27,823||$15,247||$4,120||$47,190|
|College of Arts & Media||$27,881||$15,247||$4,120||$47,248|
|College of Arts & Media (Digital Animation)||$30,017||$15,247||$4,120||$49,348|
|College of Engineering, Design and Computing||$29,379||$15,247||$4,120||$48,748|
|College of Liberal Arts and Sciences||$27,430||$15,247||$4,120||$46,797|
|School of Education & Human Development||$27,271||$15,247||$4,120||$46,638|
|School of Public Affairs||$27,442||$15,247||$4,120||$46,809|
The University of Colorado Denver offers a wide variety of financial aid and scholarship opportunities for international undergraduate students. We are committed to supporting your long-term academic and personal success at CU Denver, including your financial well being.
International Admissions offer automatic merit-based scholarships and additional funding through donor awards and need-based grants. Additionally, students can apply for program-specific and external scholarships. Scholarships can be combined with employment opportunities and other financial resources to contribute to your cost of attendance.
|Scholarship Option||Application Requirement||Award Amount or Range||Criteria|
|Automatic Merit Scholarship||No||$2,500 - $10,000|
per academic year
|ESL Academy Graduate Scholarship||No||$1,000 - $5,000|
per academic year
|Completion of 1 to 5 levels of the ESL Academy prior to Admission|
|Additional Merit Scholarship & Need-Based Grants||
|$1,000 - $20,000||Financial need, GPA, and scholarship application|
|$500 - $2,500||Varies|
|GPA Range||Annual Award
|2.85 - 2.99||$2,500.00|
|3.00 - 3.49
|3.50 - 3.74
* Awards of varying amounts are available other residency types. Please contact International Admissions with any questions about your residency type.
Students who successfully complete level 5 at CU Denver’s ESL Academy and continue with CU Denver for their undergraduate degree studies are guaranteed a scholarship of $1,000 per year, for each level completed at the ESL Academy.
|ESL Levels Completed||Level Entered into ESL Academy||Annual Award Amount|
|One Level||Level 5||$1,000|
|Two Levels||Level 4||$2,000|
|Three Levels||Level 3||$3,000|
|Four Levels||Level 2||$4,000|
|Five Levels||Level 1||$5,000|
Note: Students who complete the LynxDirect Pathway Program are eligible for the ESL Academy Graduate scholarship. The non-degree portion of LynxDirect counts as one additional level of ESL study for the purposes of determining the scholarship amount. The scholarship will start in the first term of degree-seeking study (after completing LynxDirect).