The College of Arts & Media offers a world class contemporary arts education at a public university value. Students graduate career ready prepared through professional instruction, hands-on training, and real-world experiences. Our students graduate with much less debt than most students who graduate from similar programs at private colleges.
It's important to understand the cost of attendance and the options you have to pay for college. At CU Denver students pay per credit hour. A student must take at least 12 credit hours in order to be considered a full-time student for the fall or spring semesters. Visit the CU Denver Paying for College webpage to view the cost per credit hour, financial aid forms and deadlines, and billing options.
CU Denver participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Tuition Savings Program. All students from the Western states automatically qualify for WUE at CU Denver. WUE makes college more affordable for students in participating states by limiting the
cost of attendance to no more than 150% of the cost of in-state tuition.
The university offers many options to help students with the cost of attending school, such as financial aid, work-study, grants and scholarships. Some scholarships are awarded based on academic qualification along with admission. Students are notified about these scholarships with their admission decision.
CU Denver offers many other scholarships that students must apply for after they are admitted. Student apply for most of these scholarships using the Scholarship Universe platform that is managed by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
For incoming Fall 2024 freshman (first year) CAM applicants and admits, we are using a separate application outside of Scholarship Universe for students to apply for our CAM Incoming Freshman Scholarships. These are scholarships for students who need additioanl financial assistance in order to be able to attend CU Denver and be a successful CAM college student. The priority deadline is March 1, 2024 and the final deadline is May 1, 2024. Scholarships will begin to be awarded after the March 1st priority deadline. Fall 2024 applicants and admits can learn more about these scholarships and apply here: Apply for CAM Incoming Freshman Scholarships Here