Cost of Attendance: Undergraduate

The tables below detail the Cost of Attendance figures for a Mines student for the current school year. The figures in the chart will be revised for the next school year after the Board of Trustees meeting in June when the new rates for tuition and fees are approved.

Cost of Attendance (COA) is determined by your living situation (on/off campus or living at home as indicated on the FAFSA) and enrollment status (full-time, part-time). Components of COA are tuition, fees, books, supplies, room/board, personal, and transportation expenses. These components are determined by federal and state rules.

We base tuition and fees on full-time enrollment and adjust your budget if you enroll in less than 12 credits (full-time). The room (housing) and board (meal plan) are averages. Direct expenses that you pay to Mines are tuition, fees, and room/board if living on campus. Your housing and meal plan choices determine your actual charges for room/board; the cost of attendance for room/board is an average. All other expenses are indirect.

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  Ben Parker Student Center
1200 16th Street
Golden, CO 80401
  303-273-3301
  FAX: 303-384-2252
Toll-free: 1-888-446-9489
  finaid@mines.edu


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2017-18 Undergraduate Colorado Resident
  On CampusOff CampusLiving with Parent(s)
Estimated Direct Expenses
Tuition$16,170$16,170$16,170
Fees$2,216$2,216$2,216
Room and Board$11,897$9,072$4,324
Estimated Indirect Expenses
Books and Supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500
Personal Expenses$1,215$1,310$1,200
Transportation$650$1,300$1,300
Total$33,648$31,568$26,710
Per Credit Hour$539

The tuition figure listed takes the College Opportunity Fund into account.  Do not subtract the College Opportunity Fund allowance from this figure.

Resident tuition rates only apply to students who meet guidelines as established under Colorado Residency Statutes (23-7-101 Legislative Declaration).

2017-18 Undergraduate Non-Resident
  On CampusOff Campus
Estimated Direct Expenses
Tuition$35,220$35,220
Fees$2,216$2,216
Room and Board$11,897$9,072
Estimated Indirect Expenses
Books and Supplies$1,500$1,500
Personal Expenses$1,215$1,310
Transportation$650$1,300
Total$52,698$50,618
Per Credit Hour$1,174

Fees: The allowance for fees is based on the mandatory fees charged to all students, and does not include such fees as orientation, library fees, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, etc.

Per Credit Hour: If resident students enroll for fewer than 15 credits, tuition will be charged on a per-credit-hour basis at $523 per credit.  For non-residents, if students enroll for fewer than 15 credits, tuition will be charged at $1,134 per credit. Students registered for 19.5 and higher credit hours will be charged an additional per credit fee of $523 for resident students and $1,134 for non-resident students.

If a student enrolls for fewer than 4.0 credits, all fees will be optional except the $60 per semester technology fee. At less than six credit hours, you may not be eligible for all types of financial aid.

Books and supplies and miscellaneous personal expenses are also based on current surveys of students and represent average expenses.

Notify the Financial Aid Office in writing to request a review if you anticipate expenses different than the Mines allowances. Submit an estimated budget to support the review.

Field Session/Summer Semester 2018 cost for Colorado residents tuition is $523 per credit hour; cost for non-resident tuition is $1,134 per credit hour.

2016-17 Undergraduate Colorado Resident
  On CampusOff CampusLiving with Parent(s)
Estimated Direct Expenses
Tuition$15,690$15,690$15,690
Fees$2,152$2,152$2,152
Room and Board$11,477$9,072$4,324
Estimated Indirect Expenses
Books and Supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500
Personal Expenses$1,215$1,310$1,200
Transportation$650$1,300$1,300
Total$32,684$31,024$26,166
Per Credit Hour$523
2016-17 Undergraduate Non-Resident
  On CampusOff Campus
Estimated Direct Expenses
Tuition$34,020$34,020
Fees$11,477$9,072
Room and Board$11,897$9,072
Estimated Indirect Expenses
Books and Supplies$1,500$1,500
Personal Expenses$1,215$1,310
Transportation$650$1,300
Total$51,014$49,354
Per Credit Hour$1,134