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. The undergraduate BS Nursing program resident tuition rate shows after College Opportunity Fund (COF) has been applied. 

Undergraduate Programs Tuition

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

BS Nursing$477$942
BS Nursing after COF$437$942
RN to BS Program$400$530
RN to BS Program after COF$400$530


Academic Year 2019 - 2020

BS Nursing$531$915
BS Nursing after COF$437$915
RN to BS Program$494$530
RN to BS Program after COF$400$530


Graduate Programs Tuition

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Graduate Certificate$711$1,148
Nursing MS and DNP$711$1,148
Nursing PhD$664$1,143
Post Graduate Certificate$711$1,148


Academic Year 2019 - 2020

Graduate Certificate$690$1,115
Nursing MS and DNP$690$1,115
Nursing PhD$645$1,143
Post Graduate Certificate$690$1,115


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.
Deferred Payment Plan Charge$35.00 Students who sign up for the Deferred Payment Plan, which allows 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.
Dental Plan:  Students on Tuition Remission $275.00This fee is for a dental services plan covering all students at Anschutz Medical Campus enrolled in basic science Ph.D. programs that participate in the campus tuition remission plan.
Health Insurance Late Waiver Charge$25.00 Effective Fall 2015 there will be a late waiver fee of $25 assessed to students who submit an insurance waiver to be reviewed after the posted deadline but before finale eligibility is loaded around census.
Health Insurance Plan $5,190.00All degree seeking students enrolled in 1 or more credit hours at Anschutz Medical Campus are required to have health insurance.  Students carrying their own insurance may request this fee be waived if their plan is considered 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.
Hybrid Courses (e.g. online with lab)$50.00 A $50 course fee is assessed for each hybrid course taken. This fee will be used to support CU Online and the Learning Management System, including ongoing operations and administrative overhead directly for CU Online.
International Student Fee$150.00 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 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 who are authorized to register after their regular registration period (this includes Candidate 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.
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 covers the cost of student ID badges.  This is a one-time charge for incoming students.  
Online Courses$100.00 A $100 course fee is assessed for each online course taken.  This fee will be used to support CU Online and the Learning Management System, including ongoing operations and administrative overhead directly for CU Online.
Outstanding balance service charge (monthly)  Students who do not pay their tuition and fee bill by the payment due date indicated on their electronic billing statement are subject to a service and late charge each month on the past due portion of their account balance.
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.
RTD College Pass Program$37.70 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$100.00Course 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 use of standardized patients for development of advanced skills in diagnosis and assessment.  This is a per credit hour fee.
Program Fee - UGRD$5.11The 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.