As a national distance-learning program, a differential tuition fee has been established. This means all online ASLEI students pay the same tuition whether they live across the street or across the country. This fee is reviewed annually by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the tuition is $370 per credit hour (in-state or out-of-state students). For planning purposes, tuition costs are projected to increase by 9% annually for the next few years.
- Instructional materials will vary by course, but will average approximately $150 per course over the life of the program.
- Summer expenses are in addition to the tuition and course required materials. Summer expenses include travel, room and board and any other personal costs. There are certain advantages to being with classmates and working together toward a common goal. Summer students are offered the opportunity to stay on-campus in the UNC Residence Halls with 2-bedroom shared suites (private bedroom, shared bath, living area and communal kitchen area). The approximate cost of for staying in the Residence Hall is approximately $1,000 for the month. Students may choose not to stay on campus, but are on their own to secure living arrangements for the month.
Financial Aid Information
Bachelor’s students require enrollment in a minimum of 6 credits per academic term for financial aid eligibility. Full time enrollment is based on 12 credits.
Extended Studies degree seeking students may contact Financial Aid for more specific help at (970) 351-2502 or visit UNC Financial Aid website.
Federal Student Aid (FASFA) (link to FASFA http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ )
Federal Student Aid, is a part of the U.S. Department of Education and is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.
The FAFSA priority filing date for each academic year (which begins each August) is March 1. Late submissions of the FAFSA are still accepted but may not be considered for the maximum amount of aid.
Students can also find information in the Guide to Federal Student Aid at studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html
Student Health Insurance
The University of Northern Colorado offers a Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) to all degree-seeking students who enroll in courses on our main UNC Campus, an Extended Studies Center or Online.
Degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in 9 or more credit hours will automatically receive this benefit each term. SHIP premiums will appear on your semester bill. If you have comparable insurance coverage, and do not want to be charged for SHIP coverage, you must opt out of this plan each Fall via an online waiver process.
Please visit www.unco.edu/ship for more information about the insurance plan.