Tuition and Financial Aid

It is important for students to plan how they will finance their education when considering a graduate degree. The following information provides details of program costs and financial aid resources.

DataScience@Denver Estimated Tuition Costs

The online MS in Data Science program requires students to complete 48-60 credits. The per-credit tuition rate for the 2018–2019 year is $1,042. There is a $4 technology fee per credit. Students are also responsible for immersion fees, travel expenses, and textbooks, which are not included in the cost of tuition. Tuition costs are subject to increase by each academic year. A nonrefundable deposit of $500 is applied to tuition.  

In addition, students may be required to purchase software to meet curriculum requirements. For more information on this and the laptop requirement for courses, please visit the IT support page.

Financing Your Degree

There are a variety of options for funding a graduate education, such as employer tuition assistance, private scholarships, and student loans. It is important for students to explore the options available when financing their degree. In addition, funding from grants and scholarships is applied directly to a student’s educational costs.

Employer Tuition Assistance

Students should start the conversation with their employer about tuition assistance for earning their master’s degree.

Private Scholarships

Students can explore private scholarship opportunities through organizations and community programs to find the best fit for them.

Student Loans

Students can research federal and private student loan options that are available when pursuing their graduate degree.

Military Benefits

If you are military personnel, spouse or dependent, you may qualify for educational benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Applying for Federal Student Aid

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Add DU’s school code, which is 001371.
  2. Sign the FAFSA electronically using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID username and password. If you do not have an FSA ID, you can create one on the Federal Student Aid site
  3. Submit Supporting Documentation: The Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science may need to ask for additional documentation to verify that the information on the application is accurate. If further information is required, students will receive an email. Students must submit all requested documents before financial aid can be awarded.

Academic Eligibility

To continue receiving financial aid each year, students must meet the following requirements: 

  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Complete and pass a minimum of 66.6 percent of all courses attempted. This is known as the cumulative completion rate.
  • Complete the degree within 150 percent of the minimum credits required to graduate. This is known as the maximum time frame limit.

Additional Financial Aid Information

For additional information on financial aid, please visit the Graduate Financial Aid page on the University of Denver website. To contact our admissions staff, call 844-611-4250.