Undergraduate Resident Tuition Guarantee

In April 2016, the University of Colorado Board of Regents approved a four-year guarantee of tuition and mandatory fee costs for undergraduate resident students. The purpose of this guarantee is to provide financial predictability for students and families. The University of Colorado Boulder understands that choosing a university is one of the most important decisions students and families will make. We are committed to providing the tools to make this an easier decision by removing the financial uncertainty that comes from annual tuition and fee changes.

The CU Boulder Guarantee will allow students and families to understand not just first-year tuition and mandatory fee costs, but what these will cost in four years. This enables Colorado families to plan for the student’s entire four-year tuition and mandatory fee costs. The Guarantee program places each student within a cohort that is defined by the date of entry to the university. Each cohort is guaranteed an unchanged tuition and mandatory fee schedule for four years.


What is the guarantee?
Who qualifies for the guarantee?
What is included in the guarantee?
What costs are not included in the guarantee?
What will tuition and mandatory fees be for the next four years under the guarantee?
Why does the guarantee expire in four years?
What if it takes longer than four years to graduate?
What if I leave CU Boulder during the four-year period and return later?
How does this affect my financial aid?
How does the guarantee impact transfer students?
Are there any circumstances that extend the guarantee period?

The Board of Regents reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time.