Costs & Financial Assistance

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is paid for students who are supported on fellowships and graduate teaching or research assistantships. Tuition in 2011-2012 for Colorado residents registered full-time is $3,996 per semester; tuition for nonresident is $9,796 per semester. Students are responsible for University fees. General fees are $623 per semester. Plus a University Facility fee of $15/per credit and an additional $20.00 technology fee.

Living and Housing Costs

University housing for single or married graduate students is available in a wide variety of apartments starting at $670 per month for a 1-bedroom furnished apartment. More information about University housing may be found at the Apartment Life Web Site.

Privately owned apartments are about $200 per month more expensive. More information about private apartments can be found at www.housinghelpers.comwww.coloradoan.com, and

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate teaching assistantships and Cancer Biology Fellowships are available for entering students in the CMB program on a competitive basis. Current stipends for teaching assistantships are $1820 per month. Students in their second year and beyond are usually supported as graduate research assistants. Graduate Assistants do not earn vacation time. The general CMB Program leave policy is two weeks per year for all Graduate Assistants, subject to approval of their advisor.

Colorado Fellowships

Colorado Fellowships are awarded to students with superior academic records. These funds provide additional support to cover relocation costs and or student fees.

CSU Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Fellowships

The AGEP Fellowships program provides stipend support for underrepresented minority graduate students at CSU.  The fellowships consist of a $15,000 stipend for one year provided in addition to Graduate Assistant (GRA or GTA) stipend support during their first year in a graduate program.  Awardees will also receive $1,000 for travel related to their PhD program, typically for attending scientific meetings.  More details are available on the CSU AGEP Webpage.