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Elementary Education BA – Teaching Emphasis – Elementary Education Endorsement (Grades K-6) – Tuition, Financial Aid & Health Insurance


This program is supported by Extended Campus but is state-funded (similar to our Greeley campus programs), which means:

  • Eligible Colorado Residents will receive the in-state tuition rate and a COF (College Opportunity Fund) stipend of $85/credit hour.
  • Significantly lower student fees – the $40/credit hour off-campus program fee funds key services for you at the Center, but remains significantly lower than the on-campus fee structures.
  • Certain courses may carry specific course fees for additional services and materials.

The following tuition is for the 2018-19 academic year (which runs Fall, Spring, and Summer terms). Tuition for the 2019-20 academic year will be determined mid-June 2019.

Colorado Residents

$389/credit hour
- $85/credit hour COF stipend
+ $40/credit hour program fee
= $344/credit hour*
* UNC also features a reduced cost per credit hour for enrolling above full-time (12 credit hours). Credit hours 13-16 each term are priced at only $90/credit hour including the program fee.

Non-Residents (Out-of-State)

$776/credit hour
+ $40/credit hour program fee
= $816/credit hour
* UNC also features a reduced cost per credit hour for enrolling above full-time (12 credit hours). Credit hours 13-16 each term are priced at only $180/credit hour including the program fee.

Colorado Asset

Colorado Asset allows qualified undocumented students to pay in-state tuition to attend the University of Northern Colorado. Learn more about the ASSET program and UNC resources for DREAMers.

Financial Aid

Students who cannot pay for tuition alone are encouraged to apply for federal financial aid. Students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA priority filing date for each academic year (a Fall-Spring-Summer cycle which begins each August) is March 1, although the form is now available by October 1 of the previous year and requests tax information from the year prior. For example, the FAFSA form for aid for the 2018-19 school year is released on Oct. 1, 2017, and is based off of 2016 tax return information.

Late submissions of the FAFSA are still accepted throughout the school year but you may not be considered for the maximum amount of aid. If the March priority deadline has passed for the upcoming/current school year, we encourage you to apply for FAFSA consideration as soon as you enroll for your first courses. Depending on the time of year, you may be able to submit an application for the current academic year and an early/priority application for the following academic year.

Bachelor's students require enrollment in a minimum of 6 credits per academic term for financial aid eligibility. Full time enrollment is based on 12 credits.

To apply for federal financial aid assistance

Fill out the FAFSA form at https://fafsa.ed.gov/

For more specific help, Extended Campus degree-seeking students may contact Adrina Pawlak in Financial Aid at OFA.Extended@unco.edu, 970-351-2502, or via the UNC Financial Aid website.

Students can also find helpful information such as the Guide to Federal Student Aid at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/resources. Most of the resources are available in English, Spanish, and Braille.

Student Health Insurance

The University of Northern Colorado offers a Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) to all degree-seeking students who enroll in courses on our main UNC Campus, an Extended Campus Center, or Online.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in 9 or more credit hours will automatically receive this benefit each term. SHIP premiums will appear on your semester bill. If you have comparable insurance coverage, and do not want to be charged for SHIP coverage, you must opt out of this plan each Fall via an online waiver process.

Please visit the UNC Student Health Insurance pages for more information about the insurance plan.

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
4 years
CO Residents: $344/credit hour; Out-of-State: $816/credit hour

Delivery Options:

  • Denver - begin Fall or Spring term

Program Coordinator:

Rosanne Fulton


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