Graduate Certificates and Credentials

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there prerequisites for the graduate certificates?

Yes. All students completing the Graduate Certificate are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree in order to enroll in the Graduate Certificate Program.


How do I register for courses?

Registration through Continuing Education is fairly straightforward. The best way is to visit the Graduate Certificate website at CSU online (see links below) then select the course you are interested in registering for, and click on the blue “Add to My Courses” button in the far right column. Make sure you review the information about when and where the course is offered, as well as the tuition amount. You can get more information here:

It is important to note that since these courses are offered through CSU Online, registration must be completed through the CSU Online site, rather than through RamWeb like regular resident instructed courses.


How much does the program cost?

All Graduate Certificate program courses are 3 credit hours and are therefore $1,857 per course, as tuition for this program is $619 per credit. To complete an entire certificate, of three courses, totaling 9 credits the cost is $5,571. In addition, application for a Graduate Certificate is a $60.00 fee. There is also a $20 technology fee assessed per each semester a student is enrolled in at least one course. Students are responsible for additional costs such as books or any other costs incurred due to enrollment in these courses.

Additional information about course fees.


Can I get financial aid?

Financial aid for CSU Online courses may be different from financial aid for regular resident instruction courses. Please visit the link above and contact Student Financial Services at (970) 491-6321 if you have additional questions. More information about financial aid.


When and how do I pay my tuition for the courses I'm enrolled in?

Payment is not collected at time of registration. Tuition and fees will be billed by the University and payments must be made to Colorado State University. Additional information about payment.


Does residency matter?

Colorado residency does not make any difference in determining tuition for continuing education classes.