As you review your cost of attendance at Colorado State University, be sure to keep in mind that the expenses presented are estimates for the average cost of attendance for a full-time student during the nine-month academic year.

Factors that may impact your actual expenses include:

  • Your academic status at CSU – In addition to Base Tuition and Fees, all junior and senior-level students, and sophomores in the College of Business, are assessed Differential Tuition.
  • Your major/program of study – Charges for Technology and Special Course Fees vary by major, as do charges for distance degree programs.
  • Your living situation – if you live on campus, the Residence Hall and Meal Plan you select may raise your costs.
  • Your lifestyle – the Other Educational Costs category includes personal/miscellaneous expenses and applicable student loan fees. These will vary based on your lifestyle, marital status and living situation.

Select the category that best describes your student status.

Undergraduate, Colorado Resident

off campus on campus
Tuition & General Fees $11,632 $11,632
Housing & Meals $10,332 $12,208
Books & Supplies $1,200 $1,200
Transportation $900 $900
Other Educational Costs $1,360 $1,360
Total $25,424 $27,300

Undergraduate, Nonresident

off campus on campus
Tuition & General Fees $29,140 $29,140
Housing & Meals $10,332 $12,208
Books & Supplies $1,200 $1,200
Transportation $1,600 $1,600
Other Educational Costs $1,360 $1,360
Total $43,632 $45,508

Graduate, Colorado Resident

 Tuition & General Fees  $12,400
 Off-Campus Housing $10,332
 Books & Supplies $720
 Transportation $900
 Other Educational Costs $4,702
 Total $29,054

Graduate, Nonresident

Tuition & General Fees  $26,792
Off-Campus Housing $10,332
Books & Supplies $720
Transportation $1,600
Other Educational Costs $4,702
Total $44,146

Veterinary Medicine, Sponsored

Tuition & General Fees  $33,938
Off-Campus Housing $10,332
Books & Supplies $1,680
Transportation $900
Other Educational Costs $4,366
Total $51,216

Veterinary Medicine, Non-Sponsored

Tuition & General Fees $58,970
Off-Campus Housing $10,332
Books & Supplies $1,680
Transportation $900
Other Educational Costs $4,366
Total $76,248

How Your Cost of Attendance is Calculated

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.  Tuition and fee amounts are projected for financial aid purposes and subject to change, pending approval by the CSU Board of Governors.

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.

For 2017-2018, an allowance of $40.00 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.

For 2017-2018, an allowance of $900 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  additional trips to his/her home state during the academic year.  Your actual expenses may vary.

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 account for any applicable loan fees.  Graduate and professional students will have an allowance for the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan added to this component.