Cost of Attendance: Undergraduate

The tables below detail the Cost of Attendance (including tuition and fees) 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.

2020-2021 Cost of Attendance: Colorado Resident Undergraduates

  On CampusOff CampusWith Parent(s)
Estimated Direct Expenses
Tuition$16,650$16,650$16,650
Fees$2,450$2,450$2,450
Room/Meal Allowance$14,720$10,142$4,324
Estimated Indirect Expenses
Books and Supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500
Personal Allowance$1,229$1,665$1,205
Transportation Allowance$650$1,400$1,300
Loan Fees$56$56$56
Total$37,255$33,863$27,485
Per Credit Hour$555
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).

2020-2021 Cost of Attendance: Non-Resident Undergraduates

  On CampusOff Campus
Estimated Direct Expenses
Tuition$37,350$37,350
Fees$2,450$2,450
Room/Meal Allowance$14,720$10,142
Estimated Indirect Expenses
Books and Supplies$1,500$1,500
Personal Allowance$1,229$1,665
Transportation Allowance$650$1,400
Loan Fees$56$56
Total$57,955$54,563
Per Credit Hour$1,245

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.  Click here for details about mandatory fees.

Room and Board: All students have a room/board (housing and food) allowance on the cost of attendance regardless of their living arrangement.  This amount is not what students will be billed, but it is the budgeted amount to allow students the ability to receive aid for those expenses.

Per Credit Hour: If resident students enroll for fewer than 15 credits, tuition will be charged on a per-credit-hour basis at $555 per credit.  For non-residents, if students enroll for fewer than 15 credits, tuition will be charged at $1,245 per credit. Students registered for 19.5 and higher credit hours will be charged an additional per credit fee of $555 for resident students and $1,245 for non-resident students.

If a student enrolls for fewer than 4.0 credits in the fall/spring semester, all fees will be optional except technology fee.  In the summer semester, students will be charged for all summer mandatory fees regardless of the number of credit hours enrolled.  Please view the Tuition and Fee schedule for charges based on term and enrollment. 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 2019 cost for Colorado residents tuition is $555 per credit hour; cost for non-resident tuition is $1,245 per credit hour.

2019-2020 Undergraduate Colorado Resident

2019-2020 Cost of Attendance: Colorado Resident Undergraduates

  On CampusOff CampusWith Parent(s)
Estimated Direct Expenses
Tuition$16,650$16,650$16,650
Fees$2,412$2,412$2,412
Room and Board$14,211$10,142$4,324
Estimated Indirect Expenses
Books and Supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500
Personal Expenses$1,229$1,679$1,221
Transportation$650$1,404$1,300
Loan Fees$41$41$41
Total$36,693$33,828$27,448
Per Credit Hour$555
2019-2020 Undergraduate Non-Resident

2019-2020 Cost of Attendance: Non-Resident Undergraduates

  On CampusOff Campus
Estimated Direct Expenses
Tuition$37,350$37,350
Fees$2,412$2,412
Room and Board$14,211$10,142
Estimated Indirect Expenses
Books and Supplies$1,500$1,500
Personal Expenses$1,229$1,679
Transportation$650$1,404
Loan Fees$41$41
Total$57,393$54,528
Per Credit Hour$1,245
2018-2019 Undergraduate Colorado Resident

2018-2019 Cost of Attendance: Colorado Resident Undergraduates

  On CampusOff CampusWith Parent(s)
Estimated Direct Expenses
Tuition$16,650$16,650$16,650
Fees$2,314$2,314$2,314
Room and Board$13,169$9,072$4,324
Estimated Indirect Expenses
Books and Supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500
Personal Expenses$1,220$1,315$1,205
Transportation$650$1,300$1,300
Total$35,503$32,151$27,293
Per Credit Hour$555
2018-2019 Undergraduate Non-Resident

2018-2019 Cost of Attendance: Non-Resident Undergraduates

  On CampusOff Campus
Estimated Direct Expenses
Tuition$36,270$36,270
Fees$2,314$2,314
Room and Board$13,169$9,072
Estimated Indirect Expenses
Books and Supplies$1,500$1,500
Personal Expenses$1,215$1,310
Transportation$650$1,300
Total$55,118$51,766
Per Credit Hour$1,209