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University of Colorado Boulder Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Boulder, CO

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $31,266
Out-of-state: $57,084
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,500
Out-of-state: $38,318
Room and Board
$14,778
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,556
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@colorado.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001370
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
4,906 (69.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,728 (55.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,662 (97.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,158 (43.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$18,037
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,090 (78.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,225
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,303 (86.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,913
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 158 (5.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,725 (38.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,343

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
15,078 (52.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
10,053 (66.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,594 (95.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,912 (40.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$17,962
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,457 (77.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,882
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,296 (86.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,766
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 414 (4.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
8,732 (30.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,345

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
40%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$27,568
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,920

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