Tuition and Aid

University College is dedicated to offering access to high-quality education for busy adults and offers one of the best educational values for working professionals in the United States. Tuition is significantly discounted from traditional programs at the University of Denver, a not-for-profit institution. Let's work together to make earning a credential financially possible for you.

Tuition and Aid

Tuition and Fees

2018-2019 Academic Year Tuition

Tuition and Fees
Program Courses Cost per Course Tuition
  • Program
  • Master's
  • Courses
  • 12
  • Cost per Course
  • $2,744
  • Tuition
  • $32,928
  • Program
  • Certificate
  • Courses
  • 6
  • Cost per Course
  • $2,744
  • Tuition
  • $16,464
  • Program
  • Certificate
  • Courses
  • 4
  • Cost per Course
  • $2,744
  • Tuition
  • $10,976
  • Program
  • Bachelor's
  • Courses
  • Cost per Course
  • $2,572
  • Tuition
  • Course
  • Non-Degree Course
  • Courses
  • 1
  • Cost per Course
  • $2,744
  • Tuition
  • $2,744
Master's and certificate cost per credit hour is $686
Bachelor's cost per credit hour is $643
Additional Fees
Tuition Deferral: $45 per quarter (non-refundable)
Technology Fee: $4/credit hour for each class taken for credit
GIS Lab Fee: $50/class (online and on campus)

Federal Financial Aid

Students accepted to a bachelor's, master's, or graduate certificate program may be eligible to borrow federal student loans while enrolled at the University of Denver's University College. We encourage you to fill out your FAFSA concurrent with your application for admission. Follow these steps to apply for financial aid:

Steps to Apply
  1. Apply for admission to University College
  2. Apply for a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID if you don't have one already. You'll need an FSA ID to sign your FAFSA and complete loan documents
  3. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Federal Student Aid ID

More information for undergraduate students, including Quick Links and FAQs. More information for graduate students, including Quick Links and FAQs. Have questions? Visit the Office of Financial Aid or University College Student Financial Services Advisor Tina Miller at cmiller@du.edu or 303-871-3945.

Scholarships

University College offers an institutional scholarship for new and continuing students based on academic merit, financial need, and other criteria. Scholarship applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are considered individually for scholarship eligibility. All students who are admitted to a University College master's degree program are eligible for consideration.

Scholarship Deadlines
Important Dates
Enrollment Term Application Deadline
  • Enrollment Term
  • Fall 2018
  • Application Deadline
  • August 10, 2018
  • Enrollment Term
  • Winter 2019
  • Application Deadline
  • October 26, 2018
  • Enrollment Term
  • Spring 2019
  • Application Deadline
  • February 8, 2019

Military/Veteran Services

First and foremost, thank you for your service! At University College, we truly appreciate the sacrifices made by those who are currently serving and have served. Here we have gathered the resources that will be helpful to you in applying your military and veteran benefits to achieving your academic and professional goals.

The University of Denver's degree programs are approved by the Colorado State Approving Agency. Active military and veterans planning to enroll at University College are encouraged to determine benefit entitlement and eligibility by calling 1-888-GIBILL1. Then reach out to the University of Denver military and veteran support team to learn more about utilizing your military educational benefits.

Veteran education benefits and resources are outlined below:
1. University of Denver Military Services: Applying for Military and VA Benefits at the University of Denver
  • The Military Program Certifications Coordinator in the Office of the Registrar can assist you with using your Veterans Administration (VA) benefits and military education benefits. Visit the Registrar's website for more information on next steps, Post 9-11 GI Bill (chapter 33), Transfer of Post 9-11 GI Bill Benefits to Dependents, and other important information.
  • Application for Certification of Enrollment to the Veterans Benefit Administration form
  • Military Programs Coordinator
    Processes military benefits with the VA; the best point of contact for questions regarding benefits and tuition.
    Email: Michelle.Hanson@du.edu
    Phone: 303-871-4178
2. University of Denver Veterans Services Office

The University of Denver Veterans Services Office serves our military and veteran students with any military- or veteran-related issues, concerns, or questions. Visit the Veterans Services website for information about our veteran community, services offered, campus events, and helpful links for applicants and new students.

3. Military Transcripts

All military transcripts (except Community College of the Air Force) are now requested through Joint Services Transcript. Documented military courses may be eligible for transfer credit consideration.

Veteran Scholarships and Resources
Did You Know?

In addition to serving University of Denver's non-traditional students, University College also has the largest population of active military and veteran students.

Payment Options

We know how important it is to have a clear and straightforward process to pay your tuition. Once you enroll at University College, you will have the following options for payment.

Financing Your Education

I have a bachelor's degree and half-way done with my master's degree with zero debt. Anyone looking to begin University College, they may want to do their research and find out what opportunities are out there for them. I was able to receive tuition reimbursement through my place of employment. The opportunity to utilize those funds was definitely a motivating factor... I was able to receive a scholarship from University College so that really helped me out as well. Being a veteran - you get the GI Bill, which essentially entitles you to an education benefit. It pays for your school. The cost of University College was really appealing to me because it was much more affordable than many of the other grad school programs I was looking at and it seemed like a very high quality program. I would definitely say just take that first step. Just take that first step and I promise you won't regret it.
Student Support

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Admission Team
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2211 South Josephine Street
Denver, CO 80208
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