Cost of college went up for all students at the University of Colorado Boulder


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.7 percent for 2018-19 at the University of Colorado Boulder, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Colorado residents paid $12,532 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $446 more than the $12,086 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 197.5 percent more than residents this year, or $37,286. Their price tag grew 2.9 percent from $36,220 in 2017-18.

About 51 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Colorado residents. About 45 percent are residents of other states and 4 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 64 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 3,254 students received grants or scholarships totaling $30.7 million and 2,105 students took out student loans totaling more than $18.5 million.

Including all undergraduates (36,681), 13,724 students used grants or scholarships totaling $152.5 million, and 8,113 students took out $52.5 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~18,707
$11,091
$11,531
$12,086
$12,532
13%
Out-of-state
~16,506
$34,125
$35,079
$36,220
$37,286
9.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
1,009
16%
$4,974,710
$4,930
State / local grant or scholarship
493
8%
$1,533,090
$3,110
Institutional grants or scholarships
3,141
48%
$24,172,535
$7,696
Grant or scholarship aid total
3,254
50%
$30,680,335
$9,428
Federal student loans
2,029
31%
$11,210,718
$5,525
Other student loans
329
5%
$7,268,459
$22,093
Student loan aid
2,105
32%
$18,479,177
$8,779
Total student aid
4,143
64%
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