Tuition and Fees

College is a big investment and students should investigate the costs of attending any institution. Costs include tuition, fees, housing, books and supplies, and more. The University of Colorado Denver has one of the most affordable tuition rates in Colorado. You can compare average costs of universities across the United States using the US Department of Education's College Scorecard website. According to the Department of Education's data, CU Denver is #6 for lowest annual cost for undergraduates among Colorado 4-year institutions. 

Tuition and fees at the University of Colorado Denver have been established by the Board of Regents, the governing body of the University of Colorado, and are subject to change at any time. Tuition is based on student classification (undergraduate, graduate, academic program, resident or nonresident). Please contact the Bursar's Office if you have questions regarding tuition and/or fees.

Colorado Residency for in State Tuition Rates

Students who are residents of Colorado pay in state tuition rates. Find out if you qualify for Colorado residency by visiting the Registrar's residency page. Most applicants will qualify for residency if they have lived and worked in Colorado for at least a year prior to the start of classes their first semester. Make sure you know what kinds of proof you will need to provide when you apply.

Tuition Discount Programs for Western State Residents

Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state through the Western Undergraduate Education (WUE) program.


All CAP Graduate Programs have WICHE-WRGP (Western Regional Graduate Program) status, which grants in-state resident tuition to students from 15 western states including California, Washington, Oregon and Arizona.

CAP's Estimated Tuition and Fees

Master of Architecture Estimated Supply and Book Costs

Required Computer (both tracks) $2000-3000 

Six-Studio Track

Semester 1      $600
Semester 2      $225
Semester 3      $150
Semester 4      $150
Semester 5      $150
Semester 6      $150

Four-Studio Track

Semester 1     $250
Semester 2     $150
Semester 3     $150
Semester 4     $150


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