Exchange Costs & Insurance

Costs & Insurance

Exchange Costs & Insurance

As an exchange student at UCCS you do not pay tuition. However, you are responsible for housing and other expenses. Here is an estimated cost of attendance at UCCS:

Expense Items

Estimated Amount per Semester

Housing ( in shared residence hall room) & Meals


Books & Supplies


Personal Expenses


Mandatory Health Insurance

$500-1000 (estimated)



*Students in J-1 status are required by U.S. regulations to carry adequate health insurance. See information below.

Please note: Although tuition and fees are waived for most exchange agreements, there are some courses at UCCS that involve special fees (such as lab fees). These additional fees are your responsibility.


U.S. government regulations (22 CFR S62.14) require that all international students, scholars, and professors in J-1 status (as well as dependents) be enrolled in an approved insurance plan that includes comprehensive medical insurance with evacuation and repatriation coverages, and meets the minimum coverage limits for J-1 status exchange visitors as outlined here. Coverage on such a plan is required at all times while in the U.S. in J-1 status, beginning on the start date of the J-1 program continuing to the end of the J-1 program. There cannot be any breaks or lapses in coverage at any time, regardless of travel out of the U.S. during this time.