Tuition and Fees 

Tuition for the Outdoor Recreation Economy program is determined by your residency and assessed in addition to any other tuition paid on campus. All students in the program, regardless of whether they are enrolled in a single course, a certificate program or the full master’s program, pay the same tuition rate and fees.

2023 - 24 Academic Year Rates

Cost In-State Tuition  Out-of-State/International Tuition 
Per Credit  $750 $820
Certificate Program (10 Credits Total)  $7,500 $8,200
Master's Program (30 Credits Total) $22,500 $24,600

Visit the Bursar’s Office website for a full list of program tuition and fee costs.

Tuition and fees are just one part of the overall cost to attend CU Boulder. The full cost of attendance for an academic year could include expenses such as housing and food, books and supplies, and items that are not billed by the university, such as personal expenses, transportation and medical insurance. View the full cost of attendance.

Billing Schedule and Payment Deadlines

Bills become available in Buff Portal (CUBill&Pay for authorized payers) by the second Thursday of each month after you register for classes. Payment is due on the 5th of the following month. Postmarks and post-dated checks are not honored. Dates may be subject to change without notice..

See the Bursar's Office website for important dates.

Payment Plans

You may be eligible to pay your tuition and fees in installments over the course of the current semester. Optional payment plans are available for graduate students or their authorized payers. Re-enrollment is required each semester you choose to participate.

If you have billing and fees questions, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 303-492-5381 or

Financial Aid

Graduate students pursuing the Master’s in Outdoor Recreation Economy may qualify for federal financial aid and other student loan programs to cover their educational costs. For additional information, please consult the Office of Financial Aid’s webpage for graduate and professional students.