Colorado State University - Fort Collins

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins Living Expenses and How They Compare?

Understanding the many expenses associated with going to college will allow you to make the right decision. These extra costs of housing, food, and supplies may add up quickly!

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Colorado State Living Expenses Housing and meal plans are priced out separately at Colorado State. The average student paid $5,976 for housing and $6,454 for dining in 2020.

The next table outlines expected prices at Colorado State University - Fort Collins for both living on campus or off campus, dining plans and additional charges.

Expense On Campus Off Campus
Room and Board $10,787 $11,440
— Housing       $5,976
— Meals       $6,454
Other Living Expenses $1,665 $1,665
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200
Total $13,652 $14,305

Planning on Spending 4 Years On Campus? Estimated Cost is $49,243

Housing and meal plans at Colorado State have changed around -3.9% for each year of the past five years, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. Incoming freshmen in 2021 can expect to pay approximately $13,087 for room, board and other costs based upon current trends. By their closing year an undergraduate would spend somewhere around $12,551 for a two-year degree, and $11,560 for a bachelor's degree.

Four-year students will wind up paying a total of around $49,243 in living costs by the time they finish, while two-year students will pay a total of about $25,639.


* estimated

Details on Living On Campus

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether Colorado State does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Question Answer
Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus? No
On-Campus Housing Capacity 8,102

Room & Board Priced Similarly to Other Schools

Living expenses for students living on campus at Colorado State University - Fort Collins total to $13,652, similar to the national average of $14,951.


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