2024-2025 Academic Catalog

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Billing and Payments

Please visit our website for more information, including state and federal regulations, policies specific to CU Denver, cost per credit hour, how to make payments, important dates, as well as Residency and the College Opportunity Fund (COF) and how they could affect your tuition bill.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees, except the application fee, are due on the day indicated on your billing statement. Students have an option to choose a payment plan available through QuikPAY, our payment processor. Specific information on the payment plan can be located here.

Students who register for courses are liable for payment of tuition and fees if they withdraw from school after census date. Refund policies for students who withdraw from the University both before and after census date are included in the academic calendar. A student with financial obligations to the University will not be permitted to register for any subsequent term(s) or be issued transcripts or diplomas. The only exception to this policy involves federal student loans and other types of indebtedness that are due after graduation.  More information about registration holds and student debt can be found here.

Students may pay tuition and fees through the UCDAccess portal or with cash, personal checks, by credit card at the Bursar’s Office. Any payment transaction that is returned by the bank will be assessed an additional returned payment charge.

The University of Colorado Denver is committed to providing students and their families a range of options for paying their educational expenses. The credit card (including debit card) payment method has become prohibitively expensive due to the fees charged by credit card companies to CU Denver for credit card transaction processing. This expense has been covered by University tuition revenues, and reduces the tuition dollars available for academic programs and services for all students. Therefore, a service fee of 2.85% of the payment amount will be assessed for all credit and debit card transactions.

Students who register in a non-degree status, and who later apply and are admitted to a degree status for that term, are responsible for the difference in tuition between the non-degree program and their applicable degree program and will be billed accordingly.