Cost of Attendance - Undergraduate

CAUTION: An increase or decrease in enrollment hours may affect the amount of your refund if you receive financial aid.  Check with your financial aid counselor to see what impact adding or dropping a course will have on your financial aid award.

Cost of Attendance (COA) is determined by your living situation (on/off campus or living at home as indicated on the FAFSA) and enrollment status (full-time, part-time).

Components of COA are tuition, fees, books, supplies, room/board, personal, and transportation expenses. These components are determined by federal and state rules.  We base tuition and fees on full-time enrollment and adjust your budget if you enroll in less than 12 credits (full-time). Room (housing) and board (meal plan) are averages. Direct expenses that you pay to Mines are tuition, fees, and room/board if living on campus. Your housing and meal plan choices determine your actual charges for room/board; the cost of attendance for room/board is an average. All other expenses are indirect.

The tables below detail the Cost of Attendance figures for a Mines student for the current school year. The figures in the chart will be revised for the next school year after the Board of Trustees meeting in June, when the new rates for tuition and fees are approved.

Click here to view the Cost of Attendance for Graduate Students.


Undergraduate Colorado Resident

 

      On Campus     Off Campus     Living with Parent(s)
Estimated Direct Expenses          
  Tuition   $15,690 $15,690 $15,690
  Fees   $2,152 $2,152 $2,152
  Room and Board   $11,477 $9,072 $4,324
Estimated Indirect Expenses          
  Books and Supplies   $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
  Personal Expenses   $1,215 $1,310 $1,200
  Transportation   $650 $1,300 $1,300
Total     $32,684 $31,024 $26,166
  Per Credit Hour   $523    

The tuition figure listed takes the College Opportunity Fund into account.  Do not subtract the College Opportunity Fund allowance from this figure.

Resident tuition rates only apply to students who meet guidelines as established under Colorado Residency Statues (23-7-101 Legislative Declaration).


Undergraduate Non-Resident

      On Campus       Off Campus
Estimated Direct Expenses        
  Tuition   $34,020 $34,020
  Fees   $2,152 $2,152
  Room and Board   $11,477 $9,072
Estimated Indirect Expenses        
  Books and Supplies   $1,500 $1,500
  Personal Expenses   $1,215 $1,310
  Transporation   $650 $1,300
Total     $51,014 $49,354
  Per Credit Hour   $1,134  

For a charge-per-credit breakdown, access the Tuition and Fee SchedulePDF versionText only version.

Fees: The allowance for fees is based on the mandatory fees charged to all students, and does not include such fees as orientation, library fees, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, etc.

Per Credit Hour: If resident students enroll for fewer than 15 credits, tuition will be charged on a per-credit-hour basis at $523 per credit.  For non-residents, if students enroll for fewer than 15 credits, tuition will be charged at $1,134 per credit. Students registered for 19.5 and higher credit hours will be charged an additional per credit fee of $523 for resident students and $1,134 for non-resident students.

If a student enrolls for fewer than 4.0 credits, all fees will be optional except the $60 per semester technology fee. At less than six credit hours, you may not be eligible for all types of financial aid.

Books and supplies and miscellaneous personal expenses are also based on current surveys of students and represent average expenses.

Notify the Financial Aid Office in writing to request a review if you anticipate expenses different than the CSM allowances. Submit an estimated budget to support the review.

Field Session/Summer Semester, 2017 cost for Colorado Residents tuition is $523 per credit hour; cost for non-resident tuition is $1,134 per credit hour.

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