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Costs

UCCS works diligently to keep the costs of tuition low and to make college affordable for students and families. We also assist students in finding ways to pay  for college through scholarships, grants, loans, work study, and various types of awards.

Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Annual Estimated Costs

The below costs are estimates of a year of tuition and fees at UCCS and not a guarantee of cost of attendance for a freshman student as all costs are dependent upon the number of credit hours a student takes, choice of housing arrangements and specialized fees for certain lab courses taken.  The below number for on-campus housing expenses includes a meal plan in the Summit Village. For information about Financial Aid and paying for college, please visit www.uccs.edu/finaid. FAFSA Code: 004509


ESTIMATE your Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Bill here

Colorado resident (12 credits per semester/ 24 credits per year)

Tuition and fees: $7,024.40*

On-campus housing expenses average: $10,200.00

Total: $17,224.40 per year

Colorado resident (15 credits per semester/ 30 credits per year)*

Tuition and fees: $8,658.50*

On-campus housing expenses average: $10,200.00

Total: $18,858.50 per year

*Colorado resident rates shown here reflect utilization of COF stipend

Western Undergraduate Exchange student (12 credits per semester/ 24 credits per year)*

Tuition and fees: $12,676.00

On-campus housing expenses average: $10,200.00

Total: $22,876.00 per year

Western Undergraduate Exchange student (15 credits per semester/ 30 credits per year)*

Tuition and fees: $15,274.00

On-campus housing expenses average: $10,200.00

Total: $25,474.00 per year


*Western Undergraduate Exchange-eligible states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, and Alaska. Nursing majors are not eligible for WUE tuition.

To receive WUE one must be admitted to UCCS as an undergraduate degree student and have at least a 92 index.  Transfer students with 13 or more tranferrable credit hours must have a minimum 2.4 GPA.  The student must meet residency requirements of the participating state.  Applicants who do not meet all the minimum requirements may be considered on a case by case basis.

Non-resident student (12 credits per semester/ 24 credits per year)

Tuition and fees: $18,436.40

On-campus housing expenses average: $10,200.00

Total: $28,636.40 per year

Non-resident student (15 credits per semester/ 30 credits per year)

Tuition and fees: $18,565.00

On-campus housing expenses average: $10,200.00

Total: $28,765.00 per year

For more about living on campus, visit the Residence Life website.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Western Undergradute Exchange

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) offers eligible undergraduate students from western states the chance to attend UCCS at a discounted rate. WUE students pay 150% of the in-state tuition rate instead of the full out-of-state tuition rate.

Eligible states are:
North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Washington, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii.

WUE eligibility is determined at the time of application, no further action is necessary.

Students of the Beth-El College of Nursing are not eligible to receive the WUE tuition rate.

The Office of Financial Aid

Visit Financial AidThe UCCS Office of Financial Aid helps many students with finding various kinds of aid to assist in covering the costs of college. Aid can be in the form of federal loans, federal and institutional grants, merit- and need-based scholarships, and work-study student employment on campus. The Scholarship Application becomes available to admitted students from December 1 to March 1 for each academic year.