Tuition and Fees

Individualized Instruction Tuition Rates

Individualized Instruction tuition is determined by your residency and assessed in addition to any tuition paid on campus.

In fall and spring, nonresident students will be charged the in-state tuition rate for Individualized Instruction courses when they also pay the full CU Boulder out-of-state flat tuition rate on main campus. This in-state tuition exception for nonresident students does not apply in summer.

Undergraduate Tuition

Fall 2023 – Spring 2024

Credit Hours In-State Out-of-State
1 $480 $1,405
2 $960 $2,810
3 $1,440 $4,215
4 $1,920 $5,620
5 $2,400 $7,025
6+ $2,880 $19,385
7 $3,360
8 $3,840
9 $4,320

Graduate Tuition

Fall 2023 – Spring 2024

Credit Hours In-State Out-of-State
1 $696 $1,916
2 $1,392 $3,832
3 $2,088 $5,748
4 $2,784 $7,664
5 $3,480 $9,580
6 $4,176 $11,496
7 $4,872 $13,412
8 $5,568 $15,328
9 $6,264 $17,244
The Board of Regents reserves the right to change the tuition and fee rates at any time.

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.

Tuition Policy

You will be billed for your Continuing Education registration. Bills are available through Buff Portal. A 1% service charge is added to an unpaid balance after the tuition due date, and a financial stop is placed on your student record. All tuition and refund determinations are subject to audit.

Current CU Boulder Students:

Nondegree students:

  • CE Evening, CE Online, and Applied Music tuition is charged in addition to ACCESS rates when enrolled in both programs concurrently.

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.


If you have lived in Colorado for the past 12 months, you may be eligible for in-state tuition rates. To learn more or provide documentation of residency, contact our classification coordinator at 303-492-5148.

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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