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Cost of Attendance for the 2014 - 2015 Academic Year

The following reflects the average cost of attendance for a full-time student during the nine-month academic year.  It is important to keep in mind the following facts as you review your cost of attendance as a Colorado State University student:

  • These are estimated expenses. Tuition and fees are considered direct costs while all other expenses will vary based on living arrangements, major, marital status and lifestyle.
  • Charges for Technology, Special Course Fees and Differential Tuition, and loan fees (if you are a Direct Loan borrower) are not included in these estimates. On-campus room and board will raise your costs depending on your specific residence hall and the meal plan you select. "Other Educational Expenses" include allowances for personal/miscellaneous expenses and, where applicable, student health insurance costs.
  • Differential Tuition is assessed to all junior and senior-level students and College of Business sophomore-level students.
  • How Your Cost of Attendance is Calculated
    • Tuition & Fees:  This amount is calculated with the assumption of full-time enrollment.  A 15 credit hour amount is used for undergraduate students, while a 9 credit hour amount is used for graduate students. Your actual expenses may vary.
    • Housing & Meals:  For students residing in CSU housing, an average amount assuming a double-occupancy room under an "Any 14" meal plan is used.  Off-campus housing for undergraduates and all graduate/professional students is calculated using rates prescribed by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE).  Your actual expenses may vary.
    • Books & Supplies: For 2014-2015, an allowance of $38.00 per credit hour is used for reasonable textbook and course supply expenses and is within guidelines prescribed by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE).  The total allowance displayed below represents a rounded number based on the full-time enrollment amount used in approximating tuition & fee expenses (15 credit hours undergraduate/9 credit hours graduate).  Your actual expenses may vary.
    • Transportation:  For 2014-2015, an allowance of $674 is made for reasonable transportation expenses that may be incurred by students while attending classes in Fort Collins and for occasional trips home; this amount is within guidelines prescribed by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE).  Non-resident students are permitted a $700 premium intended to support two additional trips to his/her home state during the academic year.  Your actual expenses may vary.
    • Other Educational Costs:  This component includes allowances for personal and miscellaneous expenses as prescribed by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) for the nine-month academic year.  If you borrow student loans, this amount will increase to accomodate any applicable loan fees.  Graduate and professional students will have an allowance for the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan added to this component.

Click on the category that best describes your student status:

- Undergraduate Resident

 

off campus

on campus

Tuition & General Fees   $9,896 $9,896
Housing & Meals $9,072 $11,122
Books & Supplies $1,140 $1,140
Transportation $674 $674
Other Educational Costs $1,332 $1,332
Total  $22,114 $24,164

- Undergraduate Nonresident

 

off campus

on campus

Tuition & General Fees  $26,076 $26,076
Housing & Meals $9,072

$11,122

Books & Supplies $1,140

$1,140

Transportation $1,374

$1,374

Other Educational Costs $1,332 $1,332
Total $38,994 $41,044

- Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

 

off campus

on campus

Tuition & General Fees

 $17,216

$17,216
Housing & Meals

$9,072

$11,122
Books & Supplies

$1,140

$1,140
Transportation

 $1,374

$1,374
Other Educational Costs $1,332 $1,332
Total

 $30,134

$32,184

- Graduate Resident

 Tuition & General Fees

 $11,104

 Off-Campus Housing

$9,072

 Books & Supplies

$684

 Transportation $674
 Other Educational Costs $4,072
 Total

$25,606

- Graduate Nonresident

Tuition & General Fees

 $24,276

Off-Campus Housing

$9,072

Books & Supplies

$684

Transportation $1,374
Other Educational Costs

$4,072

Total

$39,478

- Veterinary Medicine Sponsored

Tuition & General Fees

 $27,948

Off-Campus Housing

$9,072

Books & Supplies

$1,596

Transportation

$674

Other Educational Costs

$4,072

Total

$43,362

- Veterinary Medicine Non-Sponsored

Tuition & General Fees

$55,826

Off-Campus Housing

$9,072

Books & Supplies

$1,596

Transportation

$674

Other Educational Costs

$4,072

Total

$71,240