Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance, Housing & Dining Rates

Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance, Housing & Dining Rates

Tuition and fees are established by the Board of Trustees of Colorado School of Mines following the annual budget process and action by the Colorado General Assembly and Governor.


The official tuition and approved charges for the academic year will be available prior to the start of the academic year and can be found online on the Bursar's website.


The official fees, approved charges, and fee descriptions for the academic year will be available prior to the start of the academic year and can be found online on the Bursar's website.

Housing & Dining Rates

Room and board charges are established by the Board of Trustees and are subject to change. Payment of room and board charges falls under the same guidelines as payment of tuition and fees. For more information, go to Resident Life's website or Mines Dining.

Payments and Refunds

Financial Responsibility

It is the student’s responsibility to abide by Mines payment and refund policies when registering for classes.

  • Full payment of tuition and fees are due by 4pm MST on the first business day following Census Day for each term. Please see the Bursar's website for specific semester information.
  • Students are responsible for viewing their account balance online through Trailhead. Mines generates electronic invoices only, no paper invoices will be mailed.
  • Students are responsible for dropping their courses by the published drop deadline if they don’t plan to attend. Failure to do so will result in charges incurred on the student account.

If you don’t fulfill your financial obligations:

  • Any unpaid balance at 4pm MST on the due date will be assessed a 1.5% late fee.
  • An additional 1.5% late fee will be assessed to any unpaid balance each month thereafter.
  • Accounts not paid in full by the last day to drop classes are considered past due. Holds will be placed on past due accounts preventing registration, transcripts, diplomas, and access to other student records.
  • Accounts not paid in full at the end of each semester are considered delinquent. Delinquent accounts will be turned over to a collections agency in accordance with Colorado law and all collection fees and costs will be added to the account balance. The collection agency may report delinquent accounts to the national credit bureau.
  • Students whose accounts have been sent to a collection agency must pay their balance in full and prepay for any subsequent semester before registration will be allowed.
  • Any students whose debt to Mines was written off due to a bankruptcy discharge will be required to prepay for future semesters before registration will be allowed.


The amount of tuition and fee assessments is based primarily on each student's enrolled courses. In the event a student withdraws from a course or courses, assessments will be adjusted as follows:

  • If withdrawal from a course or courses is made prior to the end of the add/drop period for the term of enrollment, as determined by the Registrar, tuition and fees will be adjusted to the new course level without penalty.
  • If withdrawal from a course or courses is made after the add/drop period, regardless of whether or not the student officially withdraws from Mines, no adjustments in charges will be made.

Please note: students receiving federal financial aid under the Title IV programs may have a different refund as required by federal law or regulations.

Room and board refunds are pro-rated to the date of checkout from the Residence Hall. Arrangements must be made with the Housing Office.

Student health insurance charges are not refundable. The insurance remains in effect for the entire semester.

Late Fee for Application to Graduate after Stated Deadlines - $250 


The deadline to apply to graduate and participate in commencement is the first day of class of the term in which the student intends to graduate/participate.

Any request to be added to the graduation list and/or commencement ceremony after the first day of class (and before November 10th for fall or April 10th for spring and summer) may be made in writing and will be considered by the Registrar’s Office.  If the request is denied, the student will be required to apply for the next available graduation/ceremony.  If the request is approved and all other conditions are met (i.e. degree requirements can be met, required forms are turned in, and outstanding hours limitations are not exceeded), a mandatory $250 fee will be applied to the student’s account.  This fee cannot be waived and cannot be refunded if the student does not meet the graduation check-out deadlines.

For late requests that are approved, tickets to the commencement ceremony for family and friends of the graduate are not guaranteed, as they may have already been distributed or assigned.  Additionally, the student’s name may not appear in the commencement program due to publishing deadlines.

No undergraduate student will be added to a graduation or commencement when the request is made after November 10th for the fall commencement (which includes December graduation), or April 10th for the spring and summer commencement ceremony (which includes May and August graduations).