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Reminder: Tuition Savings and Post-Pandemic Credit

August 16, 2021

Fall semester begins next Monday, Aug. 23, and we’d like to remind CU Denver students of some good news regarding tuition. Despite an increase in tuition on paper, students and their families will actually save money on their bill for the 2021-22 academic year. 

In spring 2021, the University of Colorado Board of Regents approved a 3% tuition increase for all undergraduate, graduate, resident, and nonresident students for the 2021-22 academic year—the first time tuition has risen in three years. However, students are not responsible for the additional tuition costs. Instead, CU is covering these costs by providing a one-time institutional credit to all students in the amount of the tuition increase for 2021-22 academic year.  

For example, an undergrad resident student will see a tuition and mandatory fees increase of $43 (0.4%) on their bill.  They will also see a one-time post-pandemic tuition credit of $300 (3%), which means their total tuition and mandatory fees will decrease by $257 (2.2%). Students will see this credit on their billing account under “credits and payments” as a “post-pandemic credit.”  

Full tuition and fee information can be found on the Student Finances website at https://www.ucdenver.edu/student-finances/tuition-fees.