Prospective and Returning out-of-state students enrolling in Denver Campus online courses:
Beginning summer 2012, the way the University of Colorado Denver charges tuition will change for out-of-state students enrolled in online classes. Non-resident UCD students without a Colorado mailing address will be eligible for a scholarship when taking online classes.
In previous semesters, out-of-state students eligible for tuition discounts were expected to enroll in a specific section of an online class and receive special permission to register in those specific sections. This created confusion for students because it was not always clear which sections were specifically created for out-of-state students. We have decided to eliminate this extra step for our online classes, and automate the out-of-state discount in the form of a scholarship for eligible students. Therefore, there is now only one section of the online classes, E01. You may automatically register for those sections. Please be aware that all other students are also enrolling in that same section, so you no longer have spaces reserved for you.
If you enroll in an online section, your tuition rate will include two lines on your bill: an out-of-state tuition rate and a scholarship for out-of-state students enrolling in online class sections. The net cost to you (the student) will be a discounted tuition rate equivalent to the normal out-of-state tuition rate.
All you have to do is enroll in the online section. You won't have to apply for the scholarship--all of that will be taken care of for you. The scholarship will be automatically applied to your student bill as soon as eligibility and enrollment are confirmed.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Linda Brooker.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible?
- You are eligible for this scholarship if you meet the following criteria:
- Non-Resident status
- No Colorado mailing address
- Enrolled in an online class
When will I find out exactly what tuition will be charged to me?
Remember, the tuition line on your bill will reflect regular non-resident tuition rates. The university is working out details that will enable us to finalize the exact amount of the scholarship sometime in March, but this amount will also appear on your tuition bill as a second line, which will decrease the total amount you owe for the online course.
Do I have to do anything to apply or ensure my eligibility?
No! We will apply the scholarships to ALL eligible students' bills automatically. You don't have to do a thing.
What do I do if the scholarship doesn't appear on my bill?
Because this is a new process, there may be rare instances when the scholarship amount does not appear on your initial bill. Don't worry--your bill will be updated and you will be reimbursed for any amount paid above the discounted rate.
Will there still be a limited number of seats set aside for eligible students in each section?
As mentioned before, we are no longer limiting the number of seats for out-of-state students. Eliminating the extended studies section of each course will mean that all students, resident and non-resident, will enroll in the same section of the class. The total enrollment limit on each class will be the only limit that will apply. When the total enrollment limit is reached, the class will be closed to additional enrollment. Please register early. If you are able to enroll in an open section of an online class, the scholarship will be applied to your tuition bill, regardless of the total number of eligible students enrolled.