Costs and Financial Aid

Please review the Financial Aid Office Graduate Student Estimated Cost of Attendance.

Additional funding resources can be found here: Paying for Graduate School.

The official statement of tuition and fees can be found here: Budget Information.

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Graduate Tuition and Fees (per semester)
Credit Hours Resident Tuition ($)* Non-Resident Tuition ($) Mandatory Student Fees ($)**
1.0 – 3.5 3,237.50 7,052.50 80.00
4.0 3,237.50 7,052.50 1,157.00
4.5 – 8.5 925.00/credit 2,015.00/credit 1,157.00
9.0 – 15.0 8,325.00 18,135.00 1,157.00
>15.0 8,325 + 925/credit>15.0 18,135 + 2,015/credit>15.0 1,157.00

Bold Denotes Full-time Tuition Status

*Resident tuition rates only apply to students who meet guidelines as established under Colorado Residency Statutes (23-7-101 Legislative Declaration)

**Special Program Fees
ETM (Engineering and Technology Management) MS – $1,500 one-time fee (due upon matriculation into the program)
ESE Executive MS – $200/credit (per term)
IFP Exchange – $1,000 (per term)

Mandatory Student Fees: Academic Construction Building, Associated Students, Athletic, Health Services, Intermodal Transportation, Recreation Center, Student Services, Technology

Summer Thesis Research (Session I & II) 2019 Graduate Tuition and Fees*
Credit Hours Resident Tuition ($) Non-Resident Tuition ($) Mandatory Student Fees ($)
1.0 – 4.0 3,237.50 7,052.50 591.00
4.5 – 8.5 925.00/credit 2,015.00/credit 591.00
9.0 – 15.0 8,325.00 18,135.00 591.00
>15.0 8,325+925/credit>15.0 18,135+2,015/credit>15.0 591.00

*Students registering for research credits only. Bold denotes typical summer research registration.

Summer I Session 2019 Graduate Tuition and Fees
Credit Hours Resident Tuition ($) Non-Resident Tuition ($) Mandatory Student Fees ($)
1.0 – 4.0 3,237.50 7,052.50 381.00
4.5 – 8.5 925.00/credit 2,015.00/credit 381.00
9.0 – 15.0 8,325.00 18,135.00 381.00
>15.0 8,325+925/credit>15.0 18,135+2,015/credit>15.0 381.00
Summer II Session 2019 Graduate Tuition and Fees
Credit Hours Resident Tuition ($) Non-Resident Tuition ($) Mandatory Student Fees ($)
1.0 – 4.0 3,237.50 7,052.50 495.00
4.5 – 8.5 925.00/credit 2,015.00/credit 495.00
9.0 – 15.0 8,325.00 18,135.00 495.00
>15.0 8,325+925/credit>15.0 18,135+2,015/credit>15.0 495.00
Academic Year 2018-19 Online Tuition (per term)
Credit Hours Total Online Tuition ($)
1.0 999.00
1.5 1,498.50
2.0 1,998.00
2.5 2,497.50
3.0 2,997.00
3.5 3,496.50
4.0 3,996.00
4.5 4,495.50
5.0 4,995.00
5.5 5,494.50
6.0 5,994.00
6.5-19.0 $999/credit hour

15.0 credit hours and greater is Full-Time Tuition Status

Student Health Insurance 2018-19

Student Health Insurance Rates for 2018-19 Policy Year

Annual Fall Spring (Continuing Students)
Spring (New Students) Summer I (New Students) 5/13/19-8/1/19
Summer II (New Students) 6/24/19-8/1/19
$2,400.00  $1,200  $1,200 $1,400 $533 $258

Health insurance is mandatory for all students unless proof of comparable coverage is provided to the Student Health Center.

For special coverage periods, including for students required to be on campus prior to the first day of class from August 1 – August 19, 2019, please contact the Student Health Benefits Coordinator for applicable rates.

Estimated Living Expenses 2018-19

Estimated Living Expenses*
Living expenses may vary depending on whether or not you have a roommate, spouse, and/or children. These are approximate amounts that include rent, food, telephone, utilities (electricity and gas) and recreational activities.

*If a student is considering using federal financial aid or alternative financing for tuition and/or living expenses, please visit the Financial Aid graduate student page.  The cost of attendance for financial aid purposes relates to student expenses only.  Regulations prevent the financial aid office from certifying loans over the Financial Aid cost of attendance.

Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Graduate Tuition and Fees (per semester)
Credit Hours Resident Tuition ($)* Non-Resident Tuition ($) Mandatory Student Fees ($)**
1.0 – 3.5 3,143.00 6,853.00 60.00
4.0 3,143.00 6,853.00 1,108.09
4.5 – 8.5 898.00/credit 1,958.00/credit 1,108.09
9.0 – 15.0 8,085.00 17,610.00 1,108.09
>15.0 8,085 + 898/credit>15.0 17,610 + 1,958/credit>15.0 1,108.09

Bold Denotes Full-time Tuition Status

*Resident tuition rates only apply to students who meet guidelines as established under Colorado Residency Statutes (23-7-101 Legislative Declaration)

**Special Program Fees
ETM (Engineering and Technology Management) MS – $1,500 one-time fee (due upon matriculation into the program)
ESE Executive MS – $200/credit (per term)
IFP Exchange – $1,000 (per term)

Mandatory Student Fees: Academic Construction Building, Associated Students, Athletic, Health Services, Intermodal Transportation, Recreation Center, Student Services, Technology

Summer Research (Session I & II) 2018 Graduate Tuition and Fees*
Credit Hours Resident Tuition ($) Non-Resident Tuition ($) Mandatory Student Fees ($)
1.0 – 4.0 3,143.00 6,853.00 565.90

*Students registering for research credits only

Summer I Session 2018 Graduate Tuition and Fees
Credit Hours Resident Tuition ($) Non-Resident Tuition ($) Mandatory Student Fees ($)
1.0 – 4.0 3,143.00 6,853.00 357.09
4.5 – 8.5 898.00/credit 1,958.00/credit 357.09
9.0 – 15.0 8,085.00 17,610.00 357.09
>15.0 8,085+898/credit>15.0 17,610+1,958/credit>15.0 357.09
Summer II Session 2018 Graduate Tuition and Fees
Credit Hours Resident Tuition ($) Non-Resident Tuition ($) Mandatory Student Fees ($)
1.0 – 4.0 3,143.00 6,853.00 469.00
4.5 – 8.5 898.00/credit 1,958.00/credit 469.00
9.0 – 15.0 8,085.00 17,610.00 469.00
>15.0 8,085+898/credit>15.0 17,610+1,958/credit>15.0 469.00
Student Health Insurance 2017-18

Student Health Insurance Rates for 2017-18 Policy Year

Annual Fall Spring/Summer Spring/Summer: New Students Summer I &
Graduate Research
Summer II
$1,990  $995  $995 * See Below * See Below * See Below

Health insurance is mandatory for all students unless proof of comparable coverage is provided to the Student Health Center.

* For Special Coverage periods including: 1) new students entering in spring semester; 2) Summer I and Summer II only rates; and 3) students required to be on campus prior to the first day of class from August 1, 2017 – August 17, 2017; please contact the Student Health Benefits Coordinator for applicable rates.

Estimated Living Expenses 2017-18

Estimated Living Expenses*
Living expenses may vary depending on whether or not you have a roommate, spouse, and/or children. These are approximate amounts that include rent, food, telephone, utilities (electricity and gas) and recreational activities.

*If a student is considering using federal financial aid or alternative financing for tuition and/or living expenses, please visit the Financial Aid graduate student page.  The cost of attendance for financial aid purposes relates to student expenses only.  Regulations prevent the financial aid office from certifying loans over the Financial Aid cost of attendance.

Contact Us

Office of Graduate Studies

Student Center - Suite E140
1200 16th St.
Golden, CO 80401
303-273-3247
800-446-9488