University of Northern Colorado Tuition & Cost Guide

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Cost to Attend

In State


Colorado Residents

  • Tuition: $6,372
  • Books and Supplies: $1,350
  • Other Fees: $1,794
  • Room and Board: $10,560

Out of State


Non Residents

  • Tuition: $17,958
  • Books and Supplies: $1,350
  • Other Fees: $1,794
  • Room and Board: $10,560

*All tuition data is sourced from the 2015/2016 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Annual Prices

Residents of Colorado pay an annual total price of $22,532 to attend University of Northern Colorado on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $6,372 for tuition, $10,560 room and board, $1,350 for books and supplies and $1,794 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $34,118 which is 51.4% higher than Colorado residents. The tuition charge is $17,958 while room and board is $10,560, books and supplies are $1,350 and other fees come in at $1,794.

Financial Aid and Student Loans - What does it really cost to attend?

The average reported annual net price for University of Northern Colorado for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,978 in 2014/2015.

Aid Amount Percent Receiving Aid
Average Annual Total Grant Aid $6,472 81%
Average Pell Grant $4,089 37%
Average Annual Federal Student Loan $5,480 58%

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Northern Colorado, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $51,744. The loan balance of $51,744 is a four year multiple of the $12,936 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $540 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $51,744
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $540.27
Total Interest Paid $13,087.97
Sum of All Loan Payments $64,831.97

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current published cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Northern Colorado to be $90,128 - assuming graduation in normal time. Our estimation assumes a 5.1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Colorado Residents $22,532 $23,671 $24,868 $26,126
Non Residents $34,118 $35,843 $37,656 $39,560

Per Credit Hour and Per Class Prices

We estimate the cost for a class at University of Northern Colorado as follows based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Northern Colorado versus other colleges.

Cost Per Credit Hour Cost Per Class (3 credit hr) Cost Per Class (4 credit hr)
Colorado Residents $253 $759 $1,012
Out of State Residents $713 $2,139 $2,852

Historical Tuition Prices

The cost to attend college is continually rising. The table below will provide perspective as to the historical tuition increases reported for University of Northern Colorado and what it has cost to attend in past years.

Colorado Resident Out of State Annual Percent Change
2010 $5,451 $14,499 16.5%
2009 $4,680 $14,082 8.5%
2008 $4,313 $12,893 9.2%
2007 $3,950 $12,530 2.9%
2006 $3,837 $12,381 13.9%
2005 $3,370 $12,260 3.9%
2004 $3,242 $12,368 8.6%
2003 $2,984 $11,278 5%
2002 $2,842 $10,512 2.1%
2001 $2,783 $10,068 1.1%
2000 $2,754 $9,737 3.8%
1999 $2,652 $9,682 2.9%
1998 $2,578 $9,346 1.4%
1997 $2,542 $9,044 5.6%
1996 $2,408 $8,606 8.1%
1995 $2,227 $8,129 5.3%
1994 $2,114 $7,400 4.3%
1993 $2,027 $6,888 5.2%
1992 $1,926 $6,032 5.8%
1991 $1,820 $5,190 5.4%
1990 $1,726 $4,462 29.2%
1989 $1,336 $4,202 9.4%
1988 $1,221 $1,424 0%
1987 $1,221 $1,434 0%

Tuition Payments

Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=127741 IPEDS survey data for University of Northern Colorado.

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