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Tuition and Fees (Fall 2014 - Summer 2015)

Colorado residency status is not a factor in determining online, distance, or off-campus tuition rates; however, residency status is a factor in determining tuition rates for some on-campus credit courses. Tuition assessed through CSU OnlinePlus is in addition to any other tuition assessed by the University.

Tuition rates vary by course level, undergraduate or graduate. Tuition rates for credit courses are as follows unless one of the exceptions (below) is applicable:

Undergraduate (Level 100 – 499): $397 per credit
Graduate (Level 500 – 799): $565 per credit

See individual courses for current pricing. Browse credit courses »

Specific Graduate Credit Courses

(Level 500 – 799)
Engineering (BIOM, CIVE, MECH) $824 per credit
Engineering (ENGR, ECE) $986 per credit
Natural Resources (FW, NR, RS, WR) $540 or $569 per credit
Psychology (PSY) $665 per credit
Social Work (SOWK) $559 per credit
Statistics (STAA, STAT) $699 per credit

Specific Graduate Degree Programs

Adult Education and Training $545 per credit
Business Administration $900 per credit
Computer Information Systems $730 per credit
Computer Science $649 per credit
Conducting $510 per credit
Dietetics $515 per credit
Executive MBA $1,600 per credit
Higher Education Leadership $823 per credit
Kodály Music Education $510 per credit
Music Therapy $560 per credit
Organizational Learning, Performance and Change (M.Ed.) $615 per credit
Organizational Learning, Performance and Change (Ph.D.) $870 per credit
Tourism Management $669 per credit

Specific Courses (based on Residency requirements)

(Level 100 – 499)
(Level 500 – 799)
Colorado Resident $397 per credit $565 per credit
Nonresident $1,202.40 per credit $1,236 per credit

Colorado State University reserves the right to change tuition rates without notice. Tuition rates are subject to increase on an annual basis. All prices refer to U.S. currency.

Course Fees

Certain courses carry specific course fees for additional services and materials such as travel, equipment, room rental, and other miscellaneous costs.

University Fees

All University fees are assessed and collected through the standard student billing process. These fees should not be paid to individuals or academic departments.

Technology Fee

A $25 technology fee applies to all students taking credit courses through the University to help support increasing technological needs, improvements, and advancements. This fee is assessed each term the student is registered.

Facility Fee (on-campus courses only)

A $15 per-credit hour facility fee applies to students attending courses held on-campus to support the construction and maintenance of Colorado State University's campus facilities.

Sponsored Billing Fee

Companies or agencies (sponsors) who request to be billed for a student's tuition will be assessed a non-refundable $50 service fee per student per semester. Students always have the option of paying tuition themselves. Failure to pay this billing service charge by a sponsor will result in termination of future sponsor billing requests. Learn more about sponsored billing »

Student Fees

Students enrolled in academic courses offered at a distance or at any of our locations have the option of paying the on-campus general fees and receiving all the benefits associated with the fee. See the On-Campus Tuition & Fees for more information.

For complete details, students should contact:

Registrar's Office
Enrollment and Academic Records
100 Centennial Hall
(970) 491-4860

Summer 2014 Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees listed are for OnlinePlus students only. CSU campus students taking OnlinePlus courses will be assessed tuition and fees based on student type. For additional information, visit CSU Summer Session.

Resident / Nonresident Classification

Under the Colorado "tuition law," the term in-state student is defined as:

A student who has been domiciled in Colorado for one year or more immediately preceding the first day of classes for the term for which such status is claimed.

The term domicile is a legal term used to describe the place where a person has chosen to make a true, fixed, permanent home. A domicile includes physical presence and evidence of intent and must be established for 12 months on, or prior to, the first day of classes. You can only establish domicile for tuition purposes in Colorado if you intend to reside permanently in the state, and meet the definition of a "Qualified Person." You may obtain a copy of the tuition law from Student Financial Services.

Colorado State University must follow the rules set forth in the Tuition Classification Statute, and is not free to make exceptions except unless specifically permitted under the Statute.

In-state residency applies to all credit courses held on-campus including those offered through OnlinePlus. The initial classification is determined by the information you supply with registration. By law, the burden of proof is on you, the student, to provide clear and convincing evidence that you have created a Colorado domicile for the required 12-month period and that it is your intention to remain in Colorado. You may be called upon to provide additional information regarding your in-state residency status or to submit a petition to the University to review your domicile further.

Any student who provides false information to avoid paying "nonresident" tuition may be subject to legal and/or disciplinary actions.

Contact Student Financial Services for a copy of the tuition law, petition materials, or for more information. Also check common questions and answers about qualifying for Colorado residency provided by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

More Information

Student Financial Services
(970) 491-6321