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MSU Denver's tuition is affordable.

The Most Affordable Tuition of Colorado's Largest, Four-Year Universities

Affordable tuition and relevant degrees make MSU Denver one of the best higher education investments in the nation. And, MSU Denver features the most diverse group of students in Colorado on a campus that’s located in the heart of downtown Denver.

Tuition and Fees

MSU Denver’s tuition is the most affordable of Colorado’s largest, four-year universities offering undergraduate degrees.

MSU Denver 2018-19 tuition and fees per semester for 15 credit hours

Resident $3,832.95 (with College Opportunity Fund)
Non-resident $10,423.35




*Books, housing, parking and student health insurance not included. Qualified undocumented Colorado high school graduates pay resident tuition rates.


At MSU Denver, undergraduate students* pay the same tuition for 12 to 18 credit hours, if they take all their classes on the same campus.** This could mean six free credits! The more credits you take, the cheaper your education - and the faster you’ll graduate. Please refer to our Tuition and Fees Tables for specific charges by campus.

* This only applies to resident students (COF stipend must be applied) or non-resident students. WICHE-WUE students do not qualify for #6forfree.

** Same campus means:

  • All Main Campus courses;
  • A mix of Main Campus and Online courses; or
  • All Extended Campus courses


Financial Aid

The MSU Denver Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships helps students apply for money so they can pay for their education.

If you’re relying on loans to fund your degree, we urge you to participate in our "Graduate in Four" plan that allows you to earn a degree in no more than four years—and reduce needless debt. MSU Denver also charges a flat rate for tuition for students taking 13–18 hours of instruction per semester to keep costs down. 

Here are more links to information about financing your degree:

Here are some potential sources of money for your education:


MSU Denver offers multiple scholarships, which reduce your overall cost to attend. The MSU Denver Financial Aid Office can help students apply for a number of merit-based or need-based scholarships.


Location: Student Success Building,Counter 1
Phone: 303-556-3058
Hours Mon.-Fri: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Financial Aid
Location:  Student Success Building, Counter 6
Phone: 303-556-8593
Hours Mon.–Fri.: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.