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Cost of Attendance

Students studying at Colorado State University-Pueblo

The following reflects the average cost of attendance for a full-time student during fall/spring academic year. Please consider the following information when reviewing the cost of attendance at Colorado State University-Pueblo:

These are estimated expenses. Tuition and fees are considered direct costs while all other expenses will vary based on living arrangements, major, marital status and lifestyle.

Your cost of attendance may vary if you are taking classes through the Division of Extended Studies.

Charges for Technology, Special Course Fees and Differential Tuition, and loan fees (if you are a Direct Loan borrower) are not included in these estimates. "Other Educational Expenses" include allowances for personal/miscellaneous expenses and, where applicable, student health insurance costs.

Differential Tuition is assessed to the Business program, Computer Information Systems program, Engineering program and Nursing program.

Undergraduate Residentoff campuson campus
Tuition and General Fees $8,280 $8,280
Housing & Meals $9,602 $9,230
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200
Transportation $1,296 $1,296
Other Education Cost $2,824 $2,824
Total $23,202 $22,830
Western Undergraduate Exchange
(WUE)/ TWOLF
off campuson campus
Tuition and General Fees $14,588 $14,588
Housing & Meals $9,602 $9,230
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200
Transportation $1,296 $1,296
Other Education Cost $2,824 $2,824
Total $29,510 $29,138
Undergraduate Nonresidentoff campuson campus
Tuition and General Fees $19,850 $19,850
Housing & Meals $9,602 $9,230
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200
Transportation $1,296 $1,296
Other Education Cost $2,824 $2,824
Total $34,772 $34,400

How Your Cost of Attendance is Calculated

Tuition & Fees: This amount is calculated with the assumption of full-time enrollment. A 15 credit hour amount is used for undergraduate students. Your actual expenses may vary. Tuition and fee amounts are projected for financial aid purposes and subject to change, pending approval by the CSU-Pueblo Board of Governors.

Housing & Meals: For students residing in CSU-Pueblo housing, an average amount assuming a double-occupancy room and "meals with flex points" meal plan. Off-campus housing for undergraduates and all graduate/professional students is calculated using rates prescribed by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE). Your actual expenses may vary.

Books & Supplies: For 2015-2016, an allowance of $1,200 used for reasonable textbook and course supply expenses and is within guidelines prescribed by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE). The total allowance displayed below represents a rounded number based on the full-time enrollment amount used in approximating tuition & fee expenses. Your actual expenses may vary.

Transportation: For 2015-2016, an allowance of $1,296 is made for reasonable transportation expenses that may be incurred by students while attending classes; this amount is within guidelines prescribed by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE). Your actual expenses may vary.

Other Educational Costs: This component includes allowances for personal and miscellaneous expenses as prescribed by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) for the nine-month 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.

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.

Financial Aid

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