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Cost of Attendance

An In-Depth Look at Colorado State University Pueblo’s attendance costs

Estimated Expenses For Full-Time Students

The following information reflects the average cost of attendance for a full-time student during the 2020-2021 fall/spring academic year. But as a note, these are estimated expenses. Please consider the following information when reviewing the cost of attendance at CSU Pueblo. But don’t let these numbers deter you! CSU Pueblo also offers many types of scholarships and financial aid opportunities for students to take advantage of.

Additional Information

Tuition and fees are considered direct costs (based on 15 credit hours per semester) 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.

CSU Pueblo Cost of Attendance 2020-2021

Undergraduate Resident off campus on campus
Tuition and General Fees $10,664 $10,664
Housing & Meals $11,440 $10,930
Books and Supplies $1,800 $1,800
Transportation $1,666 $1,666
Other Education Cost $3,690 $3,690
Total COA *excluding Summer term $29,260 $28,750
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)/TWOLF (Non-Resident) off campus on campus
Tuition and General Fees $18,862 $18,862
Housing & Meals $11,440 $10,930
Books and Supplies $1,800 $1,800
Transportation $1,666 $1,666
Other Education Cost $3,690 $3,690
Total COA *excluding Summer term $37,458 $36,948
Graduate Resident off campus on campus
Tuition and General Fees $12,146 $12,146
Housing & Meals $11,440 $10,930
Books and Supplies $1,800 $1,800
Transportation $1,666 $1,666
Other Education Cost $3,690 $3,690
Total COA *excluding Summer term $30,742 $30,232
Graduate TWOLF (Non-Resident) off campus on campus
Tuition and General Fees $30,732 $30,732
Housing & Meals $11,440 $10,930
Books and Supplies $1,800 $1,800
Transportation $1,666 $1,666
Other Education Cost $3,690 $3,690
Total COA *excluding Summer term $49,328 $48,818

How Your Cost of Attendance is Calculated

Tuition & Fees: The different tuition and fee amounts are calculated with the assumption of full-time enrollment, which is a 15 credit hour amount for undergraduate students. However, your actual expenses may vary depending on your situation. Ultimately, 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 living in CSU Pueblo housing, an average amount is calculated based on the assumption that you’ll be living in a double-occupancy room and have a "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 2020-2021, an allowance of $1,800 is made 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 2020-2021, an allowance of $1,666 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) but your actual expenses may vary.

Other Educational Costs: Include 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 needs 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.

Summer 2022

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$500 Scholarship Opportunity

Advising for summer courses is open. New and current students are eligible for a $500 summer scholarship if enrolled in 9 or more summer credits. 

Summer Scholarship Interest Form

Schedule Advising

Registration is Open

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Registration for both summer and fall courses is open for continuing students. Students can register for classes in self-service Banner or reference the following instructions and resources.

Student Financial Services

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