College of Nursing

Tuition and Fees

Below are tables outlining the investment for College of Nursing tuition and mandatory student fees. Tuition rates shown below are per-credit-hour.

Undergraduate Programs Tuition

COF Stipend

Undergraduate Colorado resident students are eligible to receive a College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend from the State of Colorado to apply toward tuition costs. To receive the COF stipend, students must apply at AND authorize the university to request the funds EACH semester via the UCD Access student portal. For further information and restrictions please visit the College Opportunity Fund Website.

DISCLAIMER: In the undergraduate tuition rate tables, the "Resident after COF" is calculated by subtracting the COF Stipend (credit hours times COF amount per credit hour) from the Base Tuition. The "Resident after COF" is only applicable to those students who are eligible and have authorized COF for the corresponding number of credit hours.

Academic Year 2024 - 2025

ProgramResidentCOF StipendResident (after COF)Non-ResidentWUE
BS Nursing$597-$116.00$481$1,039$896

RN to BS Program

*Flat rate effective beginning Fall 2023

$2,500 per semester-$116.00 $2,750 per semester$2,750 per semester


Academic Year 2023 - 2024

ProgramResidentCOF StipendResident (after COF)Non-ResidentWUE
BS Nursing$588-$116.00$472$1,019$882

RN to BS Program

*Flat rate effective beginning Fall 2023

$2,500 per semester-$116.00 $2,750 per semester$2,750 per semester


Graduate Programs Tuition

Academic Year 2024 - 2025

Graduate Certificate$785$1,273
Nursing MS and DNP$785$1,273
Nursing PhD$732$1,263
Post Graduate Certificate$785$1,273


Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Graduate Certificate$770$1,248
Nursing MS and DNP$770$1,248
Nursing PhD$718$1,238
Post Graduate Certificate$770$1,248


FeePer TermPer YearDescription
Academic Support Services Fee$64.00 This campus-wide fee contributes funds for instructional and academic services, including maintaining, developing, upgrading, and enhancing library resources for students, both on-site and remote (67%); the student information and records system and its interactive web delivery (for example- registration) (26%); and online instruction and learning management systems such as Blackboard (7%). This Administrative Cost Fee was supported by student vote through a referendum in Spring 2005.

Activity Fee


 $20.00This fee is used to support the activities of the Student Senate and the student's home school student governance organization.
Dental Plan *No longer offered separatelyThis fee is a dental services plan covering students enrolled in Health Insurance at Anschutz Medical Campus.
Health Insurance Plan TBD

All degree-seeking students enrolled in 1 or more credit hours at Anschutz Medical Campus are required to have health insurance. This charge now includes Dental Insurance. Students with private health insurance may request this fee be waived if their plan is comparable. This fee pays for a comprehensive insurance plan covering student injury and illness, known as Plan A (High Option).

For more information, contact the Office of Student Health.

Phone: 303-837-2127

Hybrid Courses (e.g. online with lab)$50.00 A $50 course fee is assessed for each hybrid course taken. This fee is to support CU Online and the Learning Management System, including ongoing operations and administrative overhead directly for CU Online.
Online Courses$100.00 A $100 course fee is assessed for each online course taken. This fee is to support CU Online and the Learning Management System, including ongoing operations and administrative overhead directly for CU Online.
Matriculation Charge (one-time charge for incoming students) $140.00Revenues from this charge are used to provide registration and records services to students and alumni and cover the cost of student ID badges. This is a one-time charge for incoming students. 
RTD College Pass Program$8.00 Anschutz RTD College Pass Program - This student activity fee, approved by a student election in fall 2008, is required of all degree-seeking students at the Anschutz Medical Campus. It supports the RTD College Pass Program and covers contractual payments due to RTD and the cost of providing term decals and student badges. Revisions require student vote.


FeePer TermPer YearDescription
Distance Education - Interactive TV Course Fees$100.00 Course fees cover the costs related to designing, implementing, and supporting courses offered by the School of Nursing through interactive television.
Program Fee - Graduate, Masters Programs Only$26.57 The Masters Program Fee supports supervised clinical practice experience and the use of standardized patients for the development of advanced skills in diagnosis and assessment. This is a per-credit-hour fee.
Program Fee - UGRD$5.11 The Undergraduate Program Fee supports the Clinical Education Center's activities, which include hands-on practice opportunities and simulated patient care scenarios. This is a per-credit-hour fee.


FeePer TermPer YearDescription
Deferred Payment Plan Charge$35.00 Students who sign up for the Deferred Payment Plan, allow their semester tuition and fee balance to be paid in three monthly installments. The fee applies each semester when signing up for the payment plan.
Health Insurance Late Waiver Charge$25.00 Effective Fall 2015, a late waiver fee of $25 is assessed to students who submit an insurance waiver to be reviewed after the posted deadline but before final eligibility is loaded around the census date.
International Student Fee$225.00 Provides funding for implementation and maintenance of the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), immigration advising, advocacy, academic advising, cross-cultural adjustment support, and other services provided to international students by the Office of International Affairs. Permanent Residents are excused from the fee.
Internationally Sponsored Student Charge



*$100.00 before Spring 2023

 An administrative charge to international sponsors of students enrolled at Anschutz Medical Campus. This charge funds an International Sponsored Student Coordinator to meet the needs of sponsor organizations, as well as, provide support to sponsored students.
Late Registration Penalty$60.00 A late registration penalty will be charged to students authorized to register after their regular registration period (this includes Candidates for Degree and Doctoral Thesis registrations). The registration penalty is separate and distinct from any penalty that may be assessed for late payment of tuition and fees.
Returned Check Charge (per item returned)$20.00 Students who submit invalid bank items (checks, e-checks, etc.) to CU Denver are subject to a returned check charge. This includes but is not limited to items returned for insufficient funds, stopped payments, and invalid account numbers.



Student Billing

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