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Estimated Undergraduate Costs

Estimated cost of attendance is provided for your planning purposes. These costs are based on 2023-2024 estimated rates for full-time (15 credit hours per semester) undergraduate students living on campus during the academic year. 

Your exact cost of attendance will vary based on your living arrangements, student status (full-time versus part-time) and other factors. Online and January Term courses are also assessed at a different rate. Students should review the detailed tuition and fee schedules (below) and housing rates.

Estimated Annual Cost Colorado
Residents -CTE
Tuition Programs
(WUE and M&P)

(after COF) 
(after COF) 
$14,439 $24,849
Fees* $1,185 $1,185 $1,185 $1,185
Residence Hall
and Meal Plan Range
$9,670- $16,050 $9,670- $16,050 $9,670- $16,050 $9,670- $16,050
Books and Supplies Range $800-$1,600 $800-$1,600 $800-$1,600 $800-$1,600
Estimated Total Per Year $20,861-$28,041 $16,647-$23,827 $26,094-$33,274 $36,504-$43,684

*(based on 15 credit hours during fall and spring semesters)

College Opportunity Fund for Colorado Students

The College Opportunity Fund (COF) is available to Colorado Mesa University undergraduate students who are classified as in-state students for tuition purposes and enrolled in classes. Learn more at College Opportunity Fund (COF).

Special Tuition Programs (WUE and Mountains and Plains)

Special tuition rates are available for out-of-state students in WUE and M&P states.  To see qualifying states and program requirements visit our tuition programs page.

Tuition and Fees (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Student Fees

Colorado Mesa University charges General Student and Facility Debt Service Fees in addition to the base tuition cost. Please click here for a detailed breakdown of those fees:

Matriculation Fee

A $140 matriculation fee for first-time, degree seeking students will be assessed the first semester. This mandatory, non-refundable fee covers one time miscellaneous expenses such as the student ID card and transcripts.

Orientation Program Fee

A $90 orientation program fee for all first-time (including transfer), degree seeking CMU and WCCC students will be assessed the first semester. This mandatory, non-refundable fee covers program expenses for new student enrollment and New Mav Day(s) programming.

Additional Fees

Individual courses may have additional fees associated with them above the regular tuition listed below. For example a majority of lab classes will have an additional lab fee associated with the per credit hour tuition and fees.

View Colorado Mesa University's institutional plan for student fees.