The decision to invest in your graduate education is an important step toward achieving your goals.
Cost of Attendance
For information on the estimated living expenses for Colorado resident and non-resident students, please click on the appropriate link below based on the program of interest. The Office of Financial Aid prepares these budgets.
Merit-based scholarship awards are available for candidates who apply by the April 1 priority deadline. Applicants who apply later will be considered provided funding is available.
Eligible graduate students (US citizens and permanent residents) may apply for federal financial aid in the form of student loans. To apply you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate academic year as soon as possible. The priority deadline for financial aid consideration at the University of Colorado at Boulder is April 1. For more information contact the Office of Financial Aid at 303.492.5091, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Direct Loans are fixed-rate student loans for graduate students attending a college or university at least half time. Eligible graduate students may borrow Direct Unsubsidized Loans which have a loan limit of $20, 500 per year and a current fixed interest rate of 5.84%.
Graduate Plus Loans
Graduate PLUS student loans are also unsubsidized and require a credit check. The yearly limit on a Graduate PLUS Loan is equal to your cost of attendance minus any other financial aid you receive. Graduate PLUS loans have a current fixed interest rate of 6.84%.