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Student Budgets

For the purposes of determining financial aid, our office follows the Colorado Department of Higher Education and federal guidelines to develop an estimated, average Cost of Attendance (budget) for different student classifications.

Budgets include estimated figures for tuition and mandatory fees and estimated averages for room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and personal (miscellaneous) expenses. These are estimated averages; your costs may vary.

The tuition costs for undergraduate Colorado residents budget figures include only student share of tuition. Be sure to apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend, or you will pay more for tuition.

2019-2020 UNC Costs UNC's Net Price Calculator

Undergraduate Estimated 2020-2021

  • Full Time Undergraduate

    These charts reflect resident and nonresident students who are enrolled in 14 semester hours, and who live on or off-campus.

    Resident

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category On-Campus Off-Campus
    Tuition and Fees $10,424 (after COF)** $10,424 (after COF)**
    Book/Supplies Allowance  $1,200  $1,200
    Living Allowance   $11,684 (Tier III Housing & 14 meal plan)  $11,438
    Personal/ Transportation/ Medical  $3,774 $3,774
    Loan Fees  $82 $82
    Total  $27,164 $26,918

    Nonresident

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category On-Campus Off-Campus
    Tuition and Fees $22,496 $22,496
    Book/Supplies Allowance  $1,200  $1,200
    Living Allowance  $11,684 (Tier III Housing & 14 meal plan)  $11,438
    Personal/ Transportation/ Medical  $3,774 $3,774
    Loan Fees  $82 $82
    Total  $39,236 $38,990

    Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category On-Campus Off-Campus
    Tuition and Fees $17,306 $17,306
    Book/Supplies Allowance  $1,200  $1,200
    Living Allowance  $11,684 (Tier III Housing & 14 meal plan)  $11,438
    Personal/ Transportation/ Medical  $3,774 $3,774
    Loan Fees  $82 $82
    Total  $34,046 $33,790

    These are estimated figures based on a student who lives on or off-campus during the 2020-2021 academic year. It is estimated for 28 credits per year and also includes an estimated $499 for differential tuition and for various course fees. As these are averages, your actual costs may vary.

    **The above estimated figures include only the student share of tuition. Be sure to apply for COF at www.unco.edu/cof.

  • Full Time Undergraduate Commuter

    These charts reflect resident, nonresident and WUE students who are enrolled in 14 semester hours, and who live with parent(s).

    Resident with Parent

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category Resident with Parent
    Tuition and Fees $10,424 (after COF)**
    Book/Supplies Allowance $1,200
    Living Allowance $4,626
    Personal/ Transportation/Medical $3,620
    Loan Fees $82
    Total $19,952

    Nonresident with Parent

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category Nonresident with Parent
    Tuition and Fees $22,496
    Book/Supplies Allowance $1,200
    Living Allowance $4,626
    Personal/ Transportation/Medical $3,620
    Loan Fees $82
    Total $32,024

    These are Estimated figures based on a student who lives with parents or relatives during the 2020-2021 academic year. It is estimated for 28 credits per year and also includes an estimated $499 for differential tuition and for various course fees. As these are averages, your actual costs may vary.

    **The above Estimated figures include only the student share of tuition. Be sure to apply for COF at www.unco.edu/cof or you will pay more for tuition.

    Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) with Parent

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category WUE with Parent
    Tuition and Fees $17,306
    Book Allowance $1,200
    Living Allowance $4,626
    Personal/ Transportation/Medical $3,620
    Loan Fees $82
    Total $26,834

    These are Estimated figures based on a student who lives with parents or relatives during the 2020-2021 academic year. It is estimated for 28 credits per year and also includes an estimated $499 for differential tuition and for various course fees. As these are averages, your actual costs may vary.

  • Part Time Extended Campus 

    These charts reflect students who are enrolled in Extended Campus programs six credit hours per semester, and who live with parent(s) or off-campus.

    With Parent

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category Part-Time Extended Campus with Parent
    Tuition  $4,380
    Book Allowance $1,200
    Living Allowance $4,626
    Personal/Medical $1,868
    Loan Fees $82
    Total $12,156

    Without Parent

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category Part-Time Extended Campus not with Parent
    Tuition and Fees $4,380
    Book Allowance $1,200
    Living Allowance $11,438
    Personal/Medical $1,868
    Loan Fees $82
    Total $18,968

    These are Estimated figures based on a student who lives with parents or relatives or off-campus during the 2020-2021 academic year. It is estimated for 12 credits per year.  As these are averages, your actual costs may vary. Full-time estimates are $16,536 for those with parent and $23,348 for those not with parents. Again, actual costs may vary.

Undergraduate Estimated 2019-2020

  • Full Time Undergraduate

    This includes resident and nonresident students who are enrolled in 12 or more semester hours, and who live on or off-campus.

    Resident

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category On-Campus Off-Campus
    Tuition and Fees $10,188(after COF)** $10,188 (after COF)**
    Book Allowance  $1,200  $1,200
    Living Allowance   $11,204 (Tier II Housing)  $11,204
    Personal/ Transportation/ Insurance  $3,518 $3,518
    Loan Fees  $82 $82
    Total  $26,192 $26,192

    Nonresident

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category On-Campus Off-Campus
    Tuition and Fees $22,260 $22,260
    Book Allowance  $1,200  $1,200
    Living Allowance   $11,204 (Tier II Housing)  $11,204
    Personal/ Transportation/ Insurance  $3,518 $3,518
    Loan Fees  $82 $82
    Total  $38,264 $38,264

    Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category On-Campus Off-Campus
    Tuition and Fees $17,070 $17,070
    Book Allowance  $1,200  $1,200
    Living Allowance   $11,204 (Tier II Housing)  $11,204
    Personal/ Transportation/ Insurance  $3,518 $3,518
    Loan Fees  $82 $82
    Total  $33,074 $33,074

    These are estimated figures based on a student who lives on or off-campus during the 2019-2020 academic year. It also includes an estimated $334 for differential tuition and for various course fees. As these are averages, your actual costs may vary.

    **The above estimated figures include only the student share of tuition. Be sure to apply for College Opportunity Fund (COF) at www.unco.edu/cof.

  • Full Time Undergraduate Commuter

    This includes resident, nonresident and WUE students who are enrolled in 12 or more semester hours, and who live with parent(s).

    Resident with Parent

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category Resident with Parent
    Tuition and Fees $10,188 (after COF)**
    Book Allowance $1,200
    Living Allowance $4,616
    Personal/ Transportation/ Insurance $3,365
    Loan Fees $82
    Total $19,451

    Nonresident with Parent

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category Nonresident with Parent
    Tuition and Fees $22,260
    Book Allowance $1,200
    Living Allowance $4,616
    Personal/ Transportation/ Insurance $3,365
    Loan Fees $82
    Total $31,523

    These are estimated figures based on a student who lives with a parent or legal guardian and who commute to the UNC campus during the 2019-2020 academic year. It also includes an estimated $334.00 for differential tuition and for various course fees. As these are averages, your actual costs may vary.

    **The above estimated figures include only the student share of tuition. Be sure to apply for COF at www.unco.edu/cof or you will pay more for tuition.

    Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) with Parent

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category WUE with Parent
    Tuition and Fees $17,070
    Book Allowance $1,200
    Living Allowance $4,616
    Personal/ Transportation/ Insurance $3,365
    Loan Fees $82
    Total $26,333

    These are estimated figures based on a student who lives with a parent or legal guardian and who commute 20 miles or less to the UNC campus during the 2019-2020 academic year. It also includes an estimated $334 for differential tuition and for various course fees. As these are averages, your actual costs may vary.

Graduate Estimated 2019-2020

  • Part Time Graduate

    This includes resident and nonresident students who are enrolled in 5 to 8 semester hours, and who live on or off-campus.

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category Resident Nonresident
    Tuition and Fees $7,200 $12,530
    Book Allowance $674 $674
    Room/ Board $11,546 $11,546
    Medical $2,430 $2,430
    Personal $1,358 $1,358
    Transportation $1,664 $1,664
    Loan Fees $170 $170
    Total $25,402 $30,372

    These are estimated figures based on a student who lives on or off-campus during the 2018-2019 academic year. These are average costs. You should be aware that costs will vary by program and enrollment status.

  • Part Time Graduate Commuter

    This includes resident and nonresident students who are enrolled in 5 to 8 semester hours, and who live with parent or relative.

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category Resident Nonresident
    Tuition and Fees $7.410 $12,930
    Book Allowance $600 $600
    Room/ Board $11,798 $11,798
    Medical $2,620 $2,620
    Personal $1,404 $1,404
    Transportation $1,664 $1,664
    Loan Fees $170 $170
    Total $25666 $31,186

    These are estimated figures based on a student who lives on or off-campus during the 2017-2018 academic year. These are average costs. You should be aware that costs will vary by program and enrollment status.

Graduate Estimated 2020-2021

  • Part Time Graduate

    This includes resident and nonresident students who are enrolled in 5 to 8 semester hours, and who live on or off-campus.

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category Resident Nonresident
    Tuition and Fees $7,458 $12,978
    Book Allowance $600 $600
    Room/ Board $11,438 $11,438
    Insurance/Medical $3,020 $3,020
    Personal $1,440 $1,440
    Transportation $1,664 $1,664
    Loan Fees $170 $170
    Total $25,790 $31,310

    These are estimated figures based on a student who lives on or off-campus during the 2020-2021 academic year. These are average costs. You should be aware that costs will vary by program and enrollment status. Full-time estimates are $32,360 for Resident and $42,296 for NonResidents. Again, actual costs may vary.

  • Part Time Graduate Commuter

    This includes resident and nonresident students who are enrolled in 5 to 8 semester hours.

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category Resident Nonresident
    Tuition and Fees $7,458 $12,978
    Book Allowance $600 $600
    Room/ Board $4,626 $4,626
    Insurance/Medical $3,020 $3,020
    Personal $1,286 $1,286
    Transportation $1,664 $1,664
    Loan Fees $170 $170
    Total $18,824 $24,344

    This includes resident, nonresident and WICHE students who are enrolled in 5 to 8 semester hours.

    9-Month Expense Budgets

    Category WICHE WICHE Commuter
    Tuition and Fees $7,458 $7,458
    Book Allowance $600 $600
    Room/ Board $11,438 $4,626
    Insurance/Medical $3,020 $3,020
    Personal $1,440 $1,286
    Transportation $1,664 $1,664
    Loan Fees $170 $170
    Total $25,790 $18,824

    These are estimated figures based on a student who lives with a parent, legal guardian or relative who commute to the UNC campus during the 2020-2021 academic year. These are average costs. You should be aware that costs will vary by program and enrollment status.