Continuing Education Tuition
Tuition rates for Continuing Education programs are largely dependent on the type of course in which you enroll and sometimes on your status as a Colorado resident/nonresident or undergraduate/graduate student. Additional fees may apply. Discounts may be available for University of Colorado faculty, staff, retirees, and Alumni Association members.
Refer to the tuition tables for rates:
Note: For CU Boulder degree students, tuition for Continuing Education courses is charged in addition to and separate from your main campus tuition. If you have questions about tuition, contact us at 303-492-2212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Opportunity Fund
The College Opportunity Fund (COF) is an amount of money given by the state of Colorado to Colorado residents enrolled in undergraduate credit courses at a Colorado college or university. Each year the Colorado Legislature sets the stipend (amount given to students as a per credit hour amount).
You are eligible for COF if you’re:
1. An undergraduate student (can be nondegree),
2. Classified as a Colorado resident and paying resident tuition (some exceptions apply);
3. Enrolled at CU Boulder in main campus courses through Continuing Education’s ACCESS Program, the Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions program, the Individually Designed program, or CU Boulder Summer Session; and
4. Have not exceeded the 145 lifetime credit limit (petition options are available).
How to Apply and Authorize COF
1. Apply online through the College Access Network.
2. Authorize COF when you enroll in your course(s).
Please note – it may take three to four days after you apply for COF for you to be able to authorize. You cannot apply and authorize COF on the same day.
3. Questions? Call us at 303-492-5148.
The COF stipend is not applicable for CE Evening Credit, CE Online Credit, Applied Music, Individualized Instruction, Extraordinary, or International English Center courses. The tuition rates for many of these programs are based on the tuition paid by Colorado residents after the COF stipend is applied.
Nondegree and standalone certificate students may be able to waive all student fees except for the computing fee and A&S technology fee. If you are not utilizing resources such as the bus pass, Rec Center or health insurance, you may complete the online fee waiver form.
Instructions for Fees Waiver
- Pay your bill by the published due date excluding the student activity fee.
- Complete and submit the online fee waiver form by the deadline for the appropriate term.
- Fall 2023 deadline: Sept 29, 2023
- Spring 2024 deadline: Feb 29, 2024
- Within one week of submitting your petition, login to Buff Portal to verify your account balance.
You will receive an email confirmation when your form has been successfully submitted, and another when your waiver has been processed.
Contact Continuing Education with questions by calling 303-492-2212.
Nondegree Student Scholarships
Continuing Education offers scholarships for nondegree students.
Application and Award Process
- Submit the appropriate application along with a 250-500 word essay addressing your past educational history, your future educational and career goals, and the specific way in which the scholarship will assist you in meeting those goals.
- The award amount is based on available funding and a competitive essay review. Scholarship essays will be rated based on the following elements:
- (4 points) Content The essay fully addresses all portions of the prompt and has a central point that is interesting, original, substantial, and maybe even striking. The author uses concrete details to “show” rather than merely “tell” their story.
- (3 points) Readability/Organization The central idea is developed in the essay through well-chosen and appropriate language. The essay is organized and well-structured. There is a beginning, a body, and a conclusion and transitions help the paper flow smoothly. Introductory statements are interesting and appropriate. Concluding statements are satisfying.
- (2 points) Tone The essay is written in the authentic voice of the writer. It is compelling and interesting. The tone is consistent and shows effort/thought was put in.
- (1 point) Grammar/Standard language use Author has given thought to form, grammar, and structure and is writing at a college level of English.
- Awardees will be notified via the email given on the application.
If you have any questions or are unable to log into the appropriate application form, please contact us at email@example.com.