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Tuition Costs and Aid Opportunities

You deserve an education that is both experience-rich and affordable. UNC offers the best tuition and fees rates out of all Colorado research universities. Research universities are places where faculty and students inquire and discover, which is critical for career preparation.
 

Tuition and Fees for 2021-22 Academic Year (2 semesters)

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. 

 

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Colorado Resident

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WUE Resident
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Non-Resident

 

Non-Resident

Tuition
(15 Credits/Semester)

$8,769

COF: $7,596

$14,724

$19,854

Fees

$2,454

$2,454

$2,454

Housing & Meals

$11,604

$11,604

$11,604

Estimated Costs

$22,865

COF: $21,665

$28,793

$33,923

 

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.

Scholarships 

Apply for UNC scholarships to help reduce your tuition costs. Over 72% of first-time students receive grants, scholarships or other aid! 

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First-Year Scholarships
(Minimum GPA)

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Colorado Resident

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WUE Resident

Non-Resident

 

Non-Resident

Northern Light
(Min GPA <3.0)

 

$2,000

$2,000

Bear
(Min GPA 3.0)

$1,500

$3,000

$4,000

Provost
(Min GPA 3.4)

$2,500

$4,000

$5,000

Presidential
(Min GPA 3.8)

$3,500

$4,000

$7,000

Trustee
(Min GPA 4.0)

$4,000

$6,000

$9,000

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Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid at UNC ensures every student finds the help they need to reach their goals and be financially responsible in college.  Visit the links below for more information on how to apply for federal or state financial aid.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The first step to Financial Aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply as early as October 1 to be considered for the maximum amount of financial Aid.

Fill out your FAFSA  FAFSA Tips (PDF)

Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA)

The Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA) is for students who considered DREAMers (Undocumented or DACA recipients). Students who are eligible for Federal Title IV aid by completing the FAFSA should not complete the CAFSA.

LEARN MORE About CASFA

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