Cost of Attendance

Explanation of Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance will vary for each student based on a variety of factors including the number of credits in which a student has enrolled, whether or not a student is living on campus, etc.​

​Estimated Cost of Attendance for 2014/2015 (15 credits / semester) ​Resident ​WUE / TWOLF Non-Resident
Tuition and Fees ​​​$7,656 ​$13,526 ​​$18,598
Room and Board** ​​$8,600 ​$8,600 $8,600
Total $16,256* ​$22,126* $27,198*

Students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming qualify for the WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) tuition rate.

Students from Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas qualify for the TWOLF tuition rate, which is equal to the WUE tuition rate.

Students not from Colorado who live on campus also receive a $2,000 per year Living-Learning Incentive, an additional discount.  This will be reflected as a tuition credit on the student bill.

* Estimate without including any financial aid resources.

** Room and Board are only charged to students who live on campus.  Students who are not living on campus, are not charged by the University, but it is important to consider what costs might still be incurred associated with room and board (i.e. rent, etc.).

Other Costs

There could be other costs associated with attendance such as books and classroom supplies, transportation, and other educational expenses that are not directly charged by the University.  The Colorado Commission on Higher Education provides guidance for these costs.  Books and supplies are estimated to be $1,200 for the academic year, transportation costs are estimated to be $1,296 for the academic year, and personal or other associated costs are estimated to be $2,340 for the academic year.  A specific student could have higher or lower actual indirect costs than these estimates.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees (including links for housing and meal plan costs/options) can be found under the Student Billing webpage. 

Net Price Calculator

You may use the CSU-Pueblo Net Price Calculator for a more customizable experience, but please remember this too is an estimate.  Data from the Net Price Calculator is accurate as of the 20012/2013 academic year.

The College Scorecard

The College Scorecard has been designed by the U.S. Department of Education to provide better information to students and parents about college affordability and value.  Note that the information included in the scorecard may not apply to all students. Students should contact CSU-Pueblo for more information.

Student Billing

CSU-Pueblo has a paperless billing system.  Students access their bill via PAWS.  Students or parents with additional questions regarding their bill or payment dates should contact Student Billing.

College Opportunity Fund

The College Opportunity Fund (or more commonly called the "COF Stipend") is not a financial aid resource, but rather a billing stipend provided to Colorado residents to assist with the costs of attending higher education in the state.  There are no income requirements to qualify for the COF stipend.  For more information or questions, please contact Student Billing.

How Aid is Determined

Financial need is the difference between the Cost of Attendance (COA) and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Financial need can be expressed as an equation: COA minus EFC equals financial need.

                       COA-EFC=Financial Need 

For each student, the COA, EFC, and financial need will be different. Financial aid is offered to help the student cover their financial need depending on specific qualifications and available funding.  Students with greater COA receive higher priority for need based financial aid.
The Cost of Attendance includes:

The Colorado Commission of Higher Education determines the amount for each budget item. Tuition & fees are based on actual cost, and the other items are adjusted according to whether you live on-campus, off-campus, or with parents or relatives.

Please also note that the Cost of Attendance may not be exceeded once all federal, state, University, and private (outside) sources of financial aid have been considered.  This includes all loans, grants, scholarships, and federal and/or state work study earnings.