Cost of Attendance Projection – Mechanical Engineering

Earn a Bachelor of Science Degree from CU Boulder

The Cost of Attendance Projection for the Western-CU Boulder Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering Partnership Programs is based on Western and CU Boulder 2019-20 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 CU Boulder course(s): Student pays CU Boulder tuition per credit and any course-specific fees.
Western: Years 1 and 2
In-State Out-of-State
Western Tuition $6,624 (includes COF stipend) $18,096
Required Fees $3,813 $3,813
Optional Fees $250 $250
Double Room $5,030 $5,030
Board (15-meal/week plan) $4,674 $4,674
Indirect Costs* $4,369 $4,369
Cost Per Year $24,760 $36,232
Years 1 and 2 Total $49,520 $72,464

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

Last Two Years as CU Boulder Student

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

  • CU 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 $1,772 $1,772
Western Optional Fees $250 $250
Off-Campus Living Estimate $8,569 $8,569
Indirect Costs* $3,756 $3,756
Cost Per Year $28,531 $53,985
Years 3 and 4 Total $57,062 $107,970

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

Estimated Four-Year Total for In-State Students: $106,582

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: $180,434

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