Cost of Attendance Projection – Mechanical Engineering

Earn a Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Colorado Boulder

The Cost of Attendance Projection for the Western-University of Colorado Boulder Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering Partnership Programs is based on Western and University of Colorado Boulder 2020-21 rates. Costs are estimates. Estimated costs are provided for general planning purposes.

First Two Years as Western Student

Student pays Western tuition and Western required fees as well as room and board as part of Western’s two-year, live-on requirement.

  • Western student also simultaneously enrolled in a University of Colorado Boulder course(s): Student pays University of Colorado Boulder tuition per credit and any course-specific fees.
Western: Years 1 and 2
In-State Out-of-State
Western Tuition $6,816 (includes COF stipend) $18,600
Required Fees $3,829.70 $3,829.70
Optional Fees $250 $250
Double Room $5,200 $5,200
Board (15-meal/week plan) $4,674 $4,674
Indirect Costs* $4,405 $4,405
Cost Per Year $25,174.70 $36,958.70
Years 1 and 2 Total $50,349.40 $73,917.40

*Includes estimated books, supplies, transportation and miscellaneous expenses.

Last Two Years as CU Boulder Student

Student pays University of Colorado Boulder tuition and University of Colorado Boulder mandatory fees—all while remaining on the Western campus in Gunnison.

  • University of Colorado Boulder student also simultaneously enrolled in a Western course(s): Student pays Western tuition per credit and any course-specific fees.
CU Boulder: Years 3 and 4
In-State Out-of-State
CU Boulder Tuition $14,184 (includes COF stipend) $39,638
CU Boulder Mandatory Fees $160 $160
Off-Campus Living Estimate $11,844 $11,844
Indirect Costs* $4,405 $4,405
Cost Per Year 34,442.70 $59,876.70
Years 3 and 4 Total $68,845.40 $119,753.40

*Includes estimated books, supplies, transportation and miscellaneous expenses.

Estimated Four-Year Total for In-State Students: $119,194.80

In-state tuition listed above includes the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend. For a more complete breakdown of the approximate overall cost of attendance as a Western Colorado University student, visit Western’s Net Price Calculator page.

Estimated Four-Year Total for Out-of-State Students: $193,670.80

For a more complete breakdown of the approximate overall cost of attendance as a University of Colorado Boulder student, visit University of Colorado Boulder’s Net Price Calculator at ofa.colorado.edu.