Undergraduate Programs Cost of Attendance (COA) for 2023/24

What is Cost of Attendance?

Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of how much it will cost a student to live and attend school for a semester or a nine-month academic year. This estimate includes both direct and indirect costs of attending the university. Direct costs are expenses students pay to the university, such as tuition and fees and on-campus housing. Direct costs will be billed to your MSU Denver account. Indirect costs are costs for educational-related expenses such as books and supplies, transportation, personal expenses, and off-campus housing and food. Indirect costs are not billed to your student account.

The initial estimated COA for an academic year assumes you will be enrolled full-time for fall and spring. These estimated budgets are used to award financial aid and are published annually.

How is COA determined?

Cost of Attendance (COA) for MSU Denver is determined by the U.S. Department of Education, the Colorado Department of Education (CDHE) guidelines and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (OFAS). MSU Denver COA reflects the best estimate of expenses a student might expect to incur.

Enrollment level, number of completed credits, major field of study, and housing options can impact your individual costs.

Estimated costs are provided to assist you with planning your own college budget.

The following costs are included in your COA:

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RESIDENT Cost of Attendance (COA):

Off-Campus Cost of Attendance
Cost Type Semester (12 Credits) Full Year (24 Credits)
Tuition and Fees $4,394 $8,788
Books and Supplies $730 $1,460
Housing $5,825 $10,485
Food $2,330 $4,194
Health Insurance $1,185 $2,844
Loan Fees $36 $72
Transportation $925 $1,665
Personal Miscellaneous $895 $1,611
Total $16,320 $31,119
With Parents/Relatives Cost of Attendance
Cost Type Semester (12 Credits) Full Year (24 Credits)
Tuition and Fees $4,394 $8,788
Books and Supplies $730 $1,460
Housing $4,150 $7,470
Food $1,290 $2,322
Health Insurance $1,185 $2,844
Loan Fees $36 $72
Transportation $925 $1,665
Personal Miscellaneous $800 $1,440
Total $13,510 $26,061
On-Campus Cost of Attendance
Cost Type Semester (12 Credits) Full Year (24 Credits)
Tuition and Fees $4,394 $8,788
Books and Supplies $730 $1,460
Housing $5,995 $11,990
Food $2,540 $5,080
Health Insurance $1,185 $2,844
Loan Fees $36 $72
Transportation $925 $1,665
Personal Miscellaneous $895 $1,611
Total $16,700 $33,510

Estimates are provided for general planning purposes only. Actual costs may vary.

Resident Tuition and Fees by Credit Hour

Credit Hour Total Tuition Less COF Student Share Mandatory Fees Base Total with COF Base Total Without COF
1 $411.60 $116.00 $295.60 $358.20 $653.80 $769.80
2 $823.20 $232.00 $591.20 $394.70 $985.90 $1217.90
3 $1234.80 $348.00 $886.80 $431.20 $1318.00 $1666.00
4 $1646.40 $464.00 $1182.40 $480.20 $1662.60 $2126.60
5 $2058.00 $580.00 $1478.00 $516.70 $1994.70 $2574.70
6 $2469.60 $696.00 $1773.60 $588.20 $2364.80 $3057.80
7 $2881.20 $812.00 $2069.20 $640.10 $2709.30 $3521.30
8 $3292.80 $928.00 $2364.80 $676.60 $3041.40 $3969.40
9 $3704.40 $1044.00 $2660.40 $713.10 $3373.50 $4417.50
10 $4116.00 $1160.00 $2956.00 $749.60 $3705.60 $4865.60
11 $4527.60 $1276.00 $3251.60 $786.10 $4037.70 $5313.70
12 $4939.20 $1392.00 $3547.20 $846.50 $4393.70 $5785.70
13 $5350.80 $1508.00 $3842.80 $883.00 $4725.80 $6233.80
14 $5762.40 $1624.00 $4138.40 $919.50 $5057.90 $6681.90
15 $6174.00 $1740.00 $4434.00 $956.00 $5390.00 $7130.00
16 $6585.60 $1856.00 $4729.60 $992.50 $5722.10 $7578.10
17 $6997.20 $1972.00 $5025.20 $1092.00 $6054.20 $8026.20
18 $7408.80 $2088.00 $5320.80 $1065.50 $6386.30 $8474.30

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NON RESIDENT Cost of Attendance (COA):

Off-Campus Cost of Attendance
Cost Type Semester (12 Credits) Full Year (24 Credits)
Tuition and Fees $11,883 $23,766
Books and Supplies $730 $1,460
Housing $5,825 $10,485
Food $2,330 $4,194
Health Insurance $1,185 $2,844
Loan Fees $36 $72
Transportation $925 $1,665
Personal Miscellaneous $895 $1,611
Total $23,809 $46,097
With Parents/Relatives Cost of Attendance
Cost Type Semester (12 Credits) Full Year (24 Credits)
Tuition and Fees $11,883 $23,766
Books and Supplies $730 $1,460
Housing $4,150 $7,470
Food $1,290 $2,322
Health Insurance $1,185 $2,844
Loan Fees $36 $72
Transportation $925 $1,665
Personal Miscellaneous $800 $1,440
Total $20,999 $41,039
On-Campus Cost of Attendance
Cost Type Semester (12 Credits) Full Year (24 Credits)
Tuition and Fees $11,883 $23,766
Books and Supplies $730 $1,460
Housing $5,995 $11,990
Food $2,540 $5,080
Health Insurance $1,185 $2,844
Loan Fees $36 $72
Transportation $925 $1,665
Personal Miscellaneous $895 $1,611
Total $24,189 $48,488

Estimates are provided for general planning purposes only. Actual costs may vary.

NON Resident Tuition and Fees by Credit Hour

Credit Hour Total Tuition Mandatory Fees Base Total
1 $919.70 $358.20 $1,277.90
2 $1,839.40 $394.70 $2,234.10
3 $2,759.10 $431.20 $3,190.30
4 $3,678.80 $480.20 $4,159.00
5 $4,598.50 $516.70 $5,115.20
6 $5,518.20 $588.20 $6,106.40
7 $6,437.90 $640.10 $7,078.00
8 7.357.60 $676.60 $8,034.20
9 $8,277.30 $713.10 $8,990.40
10 $9,197.00 $749.60 $9,946.60
11 $10,116.70 $786.10 $10,902.80
12 $11,036.40 $846.50 $11,882.90
13 $11,956.10 $883.00 $12,839.10
14 $12,875.80 $919.50 $13,795.30
15 $13,795.50 $956.00 $14,751.50
16 $14,715.20 $992.50 $15,707.70
17 $15,634.90 $1,029.00 $16,663.90
18 $16,554.60 $1,065.50 $17,620.10

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NON-RESIDENT WICHE-WUE Cost of Attendance (COA):

Off-Campus Cost of Attendance
Cost Type Semester (12 Credits) Full Year (24 Credits)
Tuition and Fees $8,255 $16,510
Books and Supplies $730 $1,460
Housing $5,825 $10,485
Food $2,330 $4,194
Health Insurance $1,185 $2,844
Loan Fees $36 $72
Transportation $925 $1,665
Personal Miscellaneous $895 $1,611
Total $20,181 $38,841
With Parents/Relatives Cost of Attendance
Cost Type Semester (12 Credits) Full Year (24 Credits)
Tuition and Fees $8,255 $16,510
Books and Supplies $730 $1,460
Housing $4,150 $7,470
Food $1,290 $2,322
Health Insurance $1,185 $2,844
Loan Fees $36 $72
Transportation $925 $1,665
Personal Miscellaneous $800 $1,440
Total $17,371 $33,783
On-Campus Cost of Attendance
Cost Type Semester (12 Credits) Full Year (24 Credits)
Tuition and Fees $8,255 $16,510
Books and Supplies $730 $1,460
Housing $5,995 $11,990
Food $2,540 $5,080
Health Insurance $1,185 $2,844
Loan Fees $36 $72
Transportation $925 $1,665
Personal Miscellaneous $895 $1,611
Total $20,561 $41,232

Estimates are provided for general planning purposes only. Actual costs may vary.

NON-RESIDENT WICHE-WUE Tuition and Fees by Credit Hour

Credit Hour Total Tuition Mandatory Fees Base Total
1 $617.40 $358.20 $975.60
2 $1,234.80 $394.70 $1,629.50
3 $1,852.20 $431.20 $2,283.40
4 $2,469.60 $480.20 $2,949.80
5 $3,087.00 $516.70 $3,603.70
6 $3,704.40 $588.20 $4,292.60
7 $4,321.80 $640.10 $4,961.90
8 $4,939.20 $676.60 $5,615.90
9 $5,556.60 $713.10 $6,269.70
10 $6,174.00 $749.60 $6,923.60
11 $6,791.40 $786.10 $7,577.50
12 $7,408.80 $846.50 $8,255.30
13 $8,026.20 $883.00 $8,909.20
14 $8,643.60 $919.50 $9,563.10
15 $9,261.00 $956.00 $10,217.00
16 $9,878.40 $992.50 $10,870.90
17 $10,495.80 $1,029.00 $11,524.80
18 $11,113.20 $1,065.50 $12,178.70

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Nursing Undergraduate Cost of Attendance (COA):

Off-Campus Cost of Attendance
Cost Type Semester (12 Credits) Full Year (24 Credits)
Tuition and Fees $7,264 $14,528.20
Books and Supplies $730 $1,460
Housing $5,825 $10,485
Food $2,330 $4,194
Health Insurance $1,185 $2,844
Loan Fees $36 $72
Transportation $925 $1,665
Personal Miscellaneous $895 $1,611
Total $19,190 $36,859.20
With Parents/Relatives Cost of Attendance
Cost Type Semester (12 Credits) Full Year (24 Credits)
Tuition and Fees $7,264 $14,528.20
Books and Supplies $730 $1,460
Housing $4,150 $7,470
Food $1,290 $2,322
Health Insurance $1,185 $2,844
Loan Fees $36 $72
Transportation $925 $1,665
Personal Miscellaneous $800 $1,440
Total $16,380 $31,801.20
On-Campus Cost of Attendance
Cost Type Semester (12 Credits) Full Year (24 Credits)
Tuition and Fees $7,264 $14,528.20
Books and Supplies $730 $1,460
Housing $5,995 $11,990
Food $2,540 $5,080
Health Insurance $1,185 $2,844
Loan Fees $36 $72
Transportation $925 $1,665
Personal Miscellaneous $895 $1,611
Total $19,570 $39,250.20

Estimates are provided for general planning purposes only. Actual costs may vary.

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Mandatory Fees Cost Table

Mandatory fees* that apply to both undergraduate and graduate programs, by credit hour, are listed below:

 

Mandatory Fees: Academic Year 2023-2024

Credit Hour Auraria Bond Intercollegiate Athletics Campus Recreation Tivoli Park Facility Clean Energy Student Affairs Student Technology Phoenix Center Metro Bond Health & Wellness Total
1 $50.80 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $56.90 $8.70 $3.50 $27.80 $107.50 $358.20
2 $50.80 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $56.90 $17.40 $3.50 $55.60 $107.50 $394.70
3 $50.80 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $56.90 $26.10 $3.50 $83.40 $107.50 $431.20
4 $63.30 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $56.90 $34.80 $3.50 $111.20 $107.50 $480.20
5 $63.30 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $56.90 $43.50 $3.50 $139.00 $107.50 $516.70
6 $63.30 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $91.90 $52.20 $3.50 $166.80 $107.50 $588.20
7 $78.70 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $91.90 $60.90 $3.50 $194.60 $107.50 $640.10
8 $78.70 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $91.90 $69.60 $3.50 $222.40 $107.50 $676.60
9 $78.70 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $91.90 $78.30 $3.50 $250.20 $107.50 $713.10
10 $78.70 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $91.90 $87.00 $3.50 $278.00 $107.50 $749.60
11 $78.70 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $91.90 $95.70 $3.50 $305.80 $107.50 $786.10
12 $102.60 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $91.90 $104.40 $3.50 $333.60 $107.50 $846.50
13 $102.60 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $91.90 $113.10 $3.50 $361.40 $107.50 $883.00
14 $102.60 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $91.90 $121.80 $3.50 $389.20 $107.50 $919.50
15 $102.60 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $91.90 $130.50 $3.50 $417.00 $107.50 $956.00
16 $102.60 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $91.90 $139.20 $3.50 $444.80 $107.50 $992.50
17 $102.60 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $91.90 $147.90 $3.50 $472.60 $107.50 $1,029.00
18 $102.60 $47.80 $38.60 $6.60 $10.00 $91.90 $156.60 $3.50 $500.40 $107.50 $1,065.50

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Mandatory Fees Details

Undergraduate Exclusively Online Fees:

Undergraduate students registered exclusively for online classes will be charged tuition and the following mandatory fees:

  • Student Affairs Fee
  • Student Technology Fee
  • Metro Bond Fee
  • Phoenix Center Fee
  • Health & Wellness Fee
  • Online Education Program Fee of $20/credit hour.

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