In 2022, tuition for full-time students at University of Northern Colorado was $11,409 a year for in-state students and $21,885 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition does not always give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students owe much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until after graduation.
Tuition for international students at University of Northern Colorado is $21,885 per year.
University of Northern Colorado is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $11,409 for in-state students who attend full-time.Non-Colorado residents can expect to pay 21,885 per year for tuition.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Attending an insitution where you are eligible for in-state tuition can save students a lot of money on the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Take the time to check your state's requirements for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.
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University of Northern Colorado has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at University of Northern Colorado can expect to pay around $21,885 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or University of Northern Colorado-specific aid and scholarships.
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to the cost of tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at University of Northern Colorado.
Room and board at University of Northern Colorado is $12,152 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the University of Northern Colorado's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who do not live on-campus but still want to use the dining facilities can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $7,308.
Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At University of Northern Colorado, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in an urban area could be pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. The University of Northern Colorado campus is in a suburban setting in Colorado, near Denver.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to consider the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for University of Northern Colorado.
What will the cost of attending University of Northern Colorado be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$12,152|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
University of Northern Colorado’s tuition and fees change based on: •Campus location for full-time and part-time students •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for full-time students
In 2022, 3,589 of the 7,357 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. University of Northern Colorado meets 79.37% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $15,891 a year. Around 61% of University of Northern Colorado undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. University of Northern Colorado graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $22,994 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for University of Northern Colorado Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on University of Northern Colorado financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, University of Northern Colorado awarded 3,328 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $35.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $11.8 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for University of Northern Colorado students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at University of Northern Colorado was $15,891 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of University of Northern Colorado seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$5,789|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
What will attending University of Northern Colorado really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the University of Northern Colorado's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
University of Northern Colorado offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
University of Northern Colorado has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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