Costs and Scholarships

Estimated Expenses for Cohort 7.0

1 - Tuition is an estimate and will be finalized in May 2017 by CSU Board of Governors. Numbers shown reflect the 2016-2017 tuition and fees plus a 3% increase.
2 - Continuous registration is required for students until completion of the Master's degree.
3 - Estimates only. Actual costs will vary based on student choices and preferences. Based on 4 months at field site.
4 - Estimate only. Final project expenses vary depending on the project. 
5 - Estimates only. Based on 2016-2017 Off-Campus Housing estimate plus 5% increase. Actual costs will vary based on student choices and preferences.
6 - Health insurance is required for all CSU graduate students. Costs vary significantly between domestic and international students. Waivers available for students who can show proof of comparable insurance.
7 - Students may finish creating their final deliverable(s) from anywhere. They are not required to return to Colorado. Financial aid is not available for Fall 2018.
8 - Financial aid is based with consideration to these estimates. Actual financial aid amounts to students are determined on a case-by-case basis. 
* - These items have been included as zero in the total estimations. Please add in your estimations for these costs to the totals shown in the table.

To estimate Independent and Partner Project field costs, travel expenses and living expenses, please use our Build-A-Budget spreadsheet here.
Click here to view the table of estimated expenses for CLTL cohort 6.0.

Scholarships & Financial Aid
Thanks to the generosity of donors, CLTL is able to award scholarships to some incoming CLTL students in most years. These amounts vary year to year, depending on contributions to the scholarship fund and other factors. In most instances, scholarship awards are modest (e.g., $1,000) in order to spread the funds to more students. 
Returned Peace Corps volunteers will be considered for scholarships of up to $5,000. Additionally, CLTL will award up to three Americorps volunteers with a scholarship of up to $1,500. If you have completed service as a Peace Corps or Americorps volunteer please list it in your CLTL application.

In some years, graduate teaching assistantships (GTAs) or other grant-funded stipends are available, and depend on individual faculty success in securing grants and teaching assistantships available within the Department. Like scholarship funding, the number of assistantships and financial support vary from year to year.

Scholarship and assistantship selections are based on information in the CLTL applications. Students do not need to do anything additional to be considered for a CLTL scholarship or assistantship that is awarded by the program. However, CSU has other scholarship programs (see below), which require additional materials. 
CSU FINANCIAL AID and scholarship information
Student Financial Services at Colorado State University: Information about CSU scholarships and other financial aid.
Warner College of Natural Resources Scholarships: WCNR awards scholarships of varying amounts to WCNR students. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible by completing one application. Deadline to apply is March 1. Students intending to enroll in CLTL in the Fall are eligible to apply!

Colorado State University Scholarships: The CSUSA is an online scholarship application for many of the scholarships at CSU.

Please view a complete list of scholarship and grant opportunities here.