Costs and Aid for Attending UNC

Your cost of attendance will vary based on your residency and qualification for financial aid programs. We are committed to working with you to figure out how to finance and achieve your educational goals. 

Financial Aid Net Cost Calculator

Cost Calculator

Wondering what an education at the University of Northern Colorado will cost? By answering a few easy questions, the Financial Aid Net Cost Calculator will give you an estimate of costs and let you know if you might qualify for scholarships, grants and loans.

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Financial Aid Blog Posts

Hear from our students, faculty and staff over on our College Bound Colorado blog for all things financial aid. You will read about how you CAN afford college — and why you should. 

Undergraduate Costs Per Year

These numbers are based on a 30-credit academic year (fall and spring semesters, 2017-18). Taking 15 credits per semester (30 per year) allows students to graduate in four years.

  • Colorado Resident
  • Tuition and Fees:
    $9,545
  • Books and Supplies:
    $1,350
  • Room and Board:
    $10,980
  • $21,875
  • WUE Resident
  • Tuition and Fees:
    $16,103
  • Books and Supplies:
    $1,350
  • Room and Board:
    $10,980
  • $28,433
  • Non-Resident
  • Tuition and Fees:
    $21,131
  • Books and Supplies:
    $1,350
  • Room and Board:
    $10,980
  • $33,461

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program: WUE provides reduced tuition to students who are residents of one of the states participating in the WUE program (AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY).

Tuition and fees are based on 15 credits per semester. Room and Board is based on the 19-meals-per-week plan and the Tier Two housing plan. For Colorado resident students, the price after the College Opportunity Fund (COF) is applied to the student’s bill.

For a detailed breakdown of costs, head to UNC's main costs page. For a nine-month expense budget estimate to help you plan your college spending, go to the Office of Financial Aid's Student Budgets page

What is the College Opportunity Fund (COF)?

The College Opportunity Fund is a state-funded program that provides a stipend for Colorado resident students going to college in-state. To receive the stipend, you'll need to apply for and authorize use of the stipend at UNC. Learn more about COF here.

UNC Scholarships

Seventy-two percent of first-time UNC students receive grants, scholarships or other gift aid.

Financial Aid

File Your FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

You should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as October 1 to be considered for the maximum amount of financial aid. UNC’s Federal School Code is 001349. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information. You should also complete the UNC Scholarship Application by March 1. 

If you're a Colorado resident, you must also complete a simple application for the College Opportunity Fund, which allows you to receive the published tuition rates. 

UNC Colorado Asset

UNC Colorado Asset

Colorado Asset allows qualified undocumented students to pay in-state tuition to attend the University of Northern Colorado. To qualify for the UNC Colorado Asset, students should apply online.

File Your FAFSA

Financial Aid Net Cost Calculator

Wondering what an education at the University of Northern Colorado will cost? By answering a few easy questions, the Financial Aid Net Cost Calculator will give you an estimate of costs and let you know if you might qualify for scholarships, grants and loans.

 

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