Undergraduate Student Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are approved by the Colorado Board of Regents and may change from those shown here. Undergraduate student rates are calculated per credit hour and are assessed by course.

Standard Tuition rates are assessed for courses under the College of Architecture and Planning, College of Arts and Media, School of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Science, and School of Public Affairs.

Courses in Business, Engineering, Design, and Computing, and Digital Animation are assessed at different rates, as indicated below.

Please review the fee matrix to determine the mandatory fees that will be assessed based on the category determined by the students enrollment. Student are assessed instructional, program, and course fees based on student’s enrolled courses and major. 

Undergraduate 2021-2022 Tuition Table

 ResidentResident (after COF)Non-ResidentOut-of-State, Online-OnlyWUE
International Non-Resident
Business ​$484$390$1,098$571$701$1,150
Engineering, Design & Computing  $484$390$1,098$571$701$1,150
Digital Animation

Post Pandemic Tuition Credit Undergraduate 2021-2022 Tuition Table

The Board of Regents approved a 3% tuition increase for students in the 2021-2022 academic year (Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022), but the 3% tuition increase will be “bought down” by the one-time campus use of federal HEERF III relief funds for the coming fiscal year for students. This will reflect on your student account as a 3% increase in tuition with a 3% offsetting credit (Post-Pandemic Tuition Credit waiver) applied to cover the increased tuition cost.

 ResidentNon-ResidentOut-of-State, Online-OnlyWUE
International Non-Resident
Business ​$12$33$17$21$35
Engineering, Design & Computing  $12$33$17$21$35
Digital Animation

Undergraduate 2021-2022 Fees


Auraria Campus Fee

(Per Term Fee) 


​This consolidated fee funds five AHEC/tri-institutional fees. These are:

  • Auraria Bond Fee
  • Auraria Energy Renewal Fee 
  • Auraria Student Facilities Fee 
  • Auraria Student Health Center Fee 
  • The Phoenix Center at Auraria
Fee Descriptions and Contact Information​

Student Services Fee

(Per Term Fee) 

$185.00​​Provides funds for a number of student support programs and events including: Center for Undergraduate Exploration and Advising, Career Center, Center for Identity & Inclusion, Club Sports, Commuter Services, Convocation, Counseling Center, CU Denver Live!, Experiential Learning Center, Greek Life, Learning Resource Center, LGBTQ Student Resource Center, Lynx Mascot, Office of Student Life and Campus Community, Orientation, Peer Advocate Leader Program, Peer Education Program, Scholarships Office, Student Government, The Sentry Student Newspaper, The Writing Center, Veteran and Military Student Services, and Women and Gender Center. This fee was approved by the student government.

Information Technology Fee

(Per Credit Hour Fee) 

$12.00​​Provides funding for student technology infrastructure and support (including computers, printers, and networking infrastructure), technology in proprietary and CU Denver owned classrooms, and costs associated with campus online education (administration, technological infrastructure and development).

Student Information System Fee

(Per Credit Hour Fee) 

$2.00​​Provides funding for maintenance of the student information system (SIS) used to support such functions as admission and application processing, course registration and grade reporting, degree audit and graduation checkout, awarding of financial aid, payment of tuition and fees and production of transcripts. This is assessed per credit hour.

Wellness Center Fee

(Per Credit Hour Fee) 

$12.00​​Fee supports the construction and operation of the CU Denver Wellness Center and CU Denver Field.  Fee will be $6 per credit hour beginning in Fall 2015, increasing to $12 per credit hour in Fall 2017. Minimum fee for students taking 3 credits or less is $18 per term for Fall 2015-2017, $36 beginning Fall 2017. Fee maximum for students taking 15 credits or more is $90 per term for Fall 2015-2017, $180 beginning Fall 2017. This fee was approved by student vote.

New Student Fee

(One-time fee for incoming students)

$94.32​​A one-time non-refundable charge required of all new students (including transfer students) at the time of their first registration as a degree seeking student. This charge covers the costs of new student orientation, graduation, immunization, and student ID card.
Health Insurance:  International Students (mandatory for visa categories F-1, J-1, and J-2)$2,200.00​​The University of Colorado Denver has a mandatory health insurance plan for all international students in the non-immigrant visa categories of F-1 and J-1 as well as students on Practical Training (OPT). Students may qualify to waive out of the University issued student health insurance plan if an existing health insurance policy meets all University’s health insurance waiver requirements.

International Student Fee

(Per Term Fee) 

$150.00​​Provides funding for implementation and maintenance of the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), immigration advising, advocacy, academic advising, cross cultural adjustment support, and other services provided to international students by the Office of International Affairs. Permanent Residents are exempted.