Tuition and Fees

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

Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees are just one part of the overall cost to attend CU Boulder. The full cost of attendance for an academic year could include expenses such as on-campus housing and food, books and supplies, and items that are not billed by the university, such as personal expenses, transportation and medical insurance. View the full cost of attendance.

Out-of-State Flat Rate Tuition Policy

Out-of-state students who are enrolled in a combination of classes including CE Evening Credit, ACCESS, Applied Music and Individualized Instruction will have their credits combined as a flat rate once they hit six (6) or more credits. To learn more about the tuition flat rate for 6+ credits, visit our Tuition and Fees section.

Tuition Due Dates

Bills become available in Buff Portal (CUBill&Pay for authorized payers) by the second Thursday of each month after you register for classes. Payment is due on the 5th of the following month. Postmarks and post-dated checks are not honored. Dates may be subject to change without notice.

See the Bursar’s Office website for important dates.

Bursar and Accounting Services

Continuing Education is pleased to provide bursar and accounting services to our students.

If you have a question about your tuition bill, setting up a payment plan, paying your tuition and/or student fees, etc., please contact us at 303-492-2212 or email us at

Our staff is available from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday (summer hours are 7:30 am to 4:30 pm). We are located on the second floor of the Continuing Education Building.


CU Employee Discounts

Continuing Education offers the following discounts to University of Colorado staff.

Class Discounts

Current and retired staff from any of the CU campuses, including the CU System, are eligible for tuition discounts for classes offered through the following programs:

• The International English Center offers a 25% discount.
• The CE Evening Credit program offers a 50% discount.
• Applied Music and CE Online Credit programs offer a 20% discount on all courses with the exception of term-based WRTG courses and courses within the MSOL Program.

University of Colorado faculty, staff, professional researchers must be employed at least half-time and are required to provide a printed copy of their “job list” from Peoplesoft or some equivalent form of documentation when requesting a discount.

Degree Discount

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program offers a 40% tuition discount to permanent, full-time staff of CU Boulder. Contact us for more information.

Alumni Discounts

Alumni Association members receive a 10% discount off in-state tuition for one Continuing Education course (excluding the MSOL Program). For more information call 303-492-5148.

Offered in partnership with the University of Colorado’s Alumni Association. Members of the HERD and “New Graduate Members” are not eligible for this discount.

Other Discounts

The International English Center offers a 25% discount for the spouses and children of CU faculty, CU staff, and current degree-seeking students.

Science Discovery offers a 10% discount to the children of CU faculty, staff, and students.

District or School Assistance

Colorado high school juniors and seniors under the age of 21 enrolled in a public high school may be eligible to receive tuition assistance from their school district for college courses taken via the ACCESS program. Talk to your high school counselor about your school district’s policy. Boulder Valley students can find information on their district website.

Now that you’ve selected your favorite Continuing Education courses, email or print the information, including class number, to more easily search Buff Portal and enroll. Still have questions? Contact an advisor.


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