Tuition and Fees

CU Nursing tuition rates vary based on the degree program and residency status. The Board of Regents of the University of Colorado reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time. The lowest tuition rates are available to Colorado residents. Residency is determined after an admission offer is issued by completing the residency verification form. See CU Anschutz's residency regarding residency and the review process.

2024-2025 tuition rates are as follows:

 ResidentResident with Colorado Opportunity FundWUE/WRGPNon-Resident
Graduate (MS, BS to DNP, DNP, Post-Graduate Certificate, Non-Degree)$785N/A$785$1,273

*RN to BS students pay a block tuition rate of $2500 for residents and $2750 for non-residents.

Detailed information regarding tuition rates, Colorado Opportunity Fund, payment deadlines, scholarships, and financial aid is available on the student finance site.

Learn more about the programs that qualify for the WUE and WRGP by visiting the reduced tuition programs page.

Application Fees for CU College of Nursing

The following table lists application and enrollment fees that are pre-paid prior to matriculation at the College of Nursing. As you consider application, please keep these costs in mind as they are generally not covered by financial aid.

NursingCAS offers a limited number of fee waivers through their fee assistance program. Learn more about this program online. CU Nursing will waiver the supplemental fee to anyone with an approved NursingCAS waiver. If approved by NursingCAS for an application fee waiver, email prior to submitting the application, for steps to waive the supplemental fee.

Application Fees:

 NursingCAS (application)
Office of Admissions FeeTotal
Undergraduate$60  $50$110

Pre-Enrollment Fees

Enrollment at the CU College of Nursing is contingent upon successfully completing the pre-enrollment checklist including, but not limited to background checks, drug screening, immunizations, etc. Several items in the pre-enrollment process have costs associated such as Complio/American Data Bank which is a software used to track compliance. The cost for Complio access is paid in advance by the student and can range from $150-$185*. Additional costs exist such as simulation software, books, uniforms, supplies etc. Students with an approved financial aid package can, in some instances, charge the cost for books, uniforms and supplies to their account for purchases made at the CU Anschutz bookstore. The costs will be deducted automatically from the semester financial aid disbursement.

Information regarding the cost for pre-enrollment process will be included in the admissions notification.

**Fees are subject to change and vary by student and program.

The CU College of Nursing does offer merit and need-based scholarships. Scholarship funding typically occurs at the start of each term for new students and annually for currently enrolled students. More information regarding the scholarship process is available online.

Select programs offer tuition buy-downs to students who would be normally charged the non-resident tuition rate. The rate and application of the tuition buy-down varies by program/specialty. The current buy-down programs are as follows:

i-LEAD, Health Care Informatics, and Veteran & Military Health CareNon-resident students in the specialty (certificate, MS, and post-graduate certificate) will have a buy-down applied that reduces the cost to the in-state tuition rate.Automatic process that occurs after the add/drop period; may take up to two weeks to process.
DNP/MPHInitially, all enrolled students are charged the School of Public Health rate. After the add/drop period, the College of Nursing will apply a buy-down that reduces the charges for the nursing courses to the CU Nursing rate. This is reflected as a credit on your semester bill. Late fees are not applied.Automatic process that occurs after the add/drop period; may take up to two weeks to process.

Cost of Attendance Estimates

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