A confirmation deposit is required of each student entering a school or program on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in order to reserve a position in the class. The amount of this deposit varies by school, students should check with their school or college to determine the appropriate amount. This confirmation deposit will be applied to tuition, fees, or any other student obligation during the student's first term of attendance at the university. All confirmation deposits are invested, and 100% of the earnings from these deposits are assigned to Student Financial Aid for distribution to students by program on the basis of need. The confirmation deposit is due within two weeks of receipt of the admissions offer and is refundable up to 60 days prior to your actual registration date.
The following policy, as agreed to by each of the Schools of the Anschutz Medical Campus, details how student tuition deposits will be handled. This policy pertains only to the tuition deposits paid by students who never attend classes at university. The tuition deposit policy for students who actually do matriculate and attend classes is already detailed above.
Tuition Deposit Refund for First Time Students
- If a first-time student notifies a School 60 days or more before the first day of the term that he or she was accepted or that he or she will not be attending CU Denver, the tuition deposit will be refunded to the student. Each School will notify the Bursar's office in writing or email shortly after the 60-day limit so that the Bursar's office can make the necessary entry to the student's account to refund the deposit.
- If a first-time student notifies a School 59 days or less before the first day of the term that he or she was accepted or that he or she will not be attending, the tuition deposit will be forfeited. The deposit will go to the School that the student would have attended.
- If a first-time student starts to attend class and then withdraws, the deposit will be handled based on whether or not there are charges on the student’s account. If there are, the deposit will be applied to the balance due. If there are no charges, the deposit will be forfeited to the respective School.
For students who fall into categories 2 or 3, each School will notify the Bursar’s office in writing or email shortly after the add/drop period for each term so that the Bursar’s office can make the necessary entry to the student’s account to either apply the deposit or forfeited the deposit to the School.1
Complete adjustment of tuition and fees will be made on drop/add changes through the first ten days of classes only. No refunds or changes will be made for dropping courses after the tenth day of classes. Charges will be assessed for the addition of courses. Students who believe they dropped a class within the first ten days of class but who were still charged for that class should contact their school's Admissions/Student Affairs office to file a formal appeal. If their respective school believes that the circumstances justify relief from the tuition charges, the school will work with the Registrar's office to drop the student from that class. PLEASE NOTE THAT DROPPING ALL CLASSES FOR A PARTICULAR TERM IS CONSIDERED A WITHDRAWAL, WHETHER OR NOT THE STUDENT OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY.
Late Registration Penalty
A late registration penalty of $60 will be charged to students who are authorized to register after their regular registration period. This penalty will be charged on registrations for Candidate for Degree and Doctoral Thesis. Finally, the late registration penalty is separate and distinct from any penalty that may be assessed for late payment of tuition and fees.2
Students can view their balance, see current and previous bill activity as well as make payments, all online via UCD Access.
Credit Cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA) or Electronic Bank Withdrawal are accepted. A service fee of 2.75% of the payment amount will be assessed for all credit and debit card transactions.
Payments by Mail
University of Colorado Denver Bursar's Office
13120 East 19th Avenue
Campus Box A098
Aurora, CO 80045
Payments must be RECEIVED by the deadline date. Postmarks are not honored.
A monthly service charge of 1.75% will be added to a student account if the account is not paid in full. This charge will be assessed to a student account that has an unpaid balance on the bill due date, and on the last day of each month thereafter.
CU Anschutz will consider an adjustment of service charges only in cases of University error or where the University has been responsible for a delay in normal processing by completing a Service Charge, Course Drop Charge and Forfeiture Petition Form.3
Students may withdraw until the published census date of the semester and receive a full refund of all tuition and fees. Withdrawals occuring after the published census date will not be eligible for any refund and are not considered valid without the written consent of the dean or dean's designee of the school or program in which the student is registered.
Schools at the Anschutz Medical Campus have an appeal process which allows, under extenuating circumstances, for a waiver of all or a portion of tuition charges and those fees recorded in the school's accounts upon a student's withdrawal or dismissal from school. Students requesting tuition relief due to a withdrawal for unforeseen circumstances should contact their school's Admissions/Student Affairs Office to file a formal appeal. If their respective school believes that the circumstance justify relief from the tuition charges, the school will work with the Registrar's Office to enter the appropriate tuition rebate percentage on the student account.
The university must follow specific federal refund calculations for students receiving financial assistance and who withdraw from school. The university is required to determine the correct refund applicable to (1) first-time students who withdraw within the first term, (2) for continuing students who withdraw within the first term, and (3) for continuing students who withdraw. Information on the required refund policy for students receiving financial aid is available in the University of Colorado Denver financial aid bulletin. This bulletin is available in the university student Financial Aid Office in the student services area located at the Anschutz Medical Campus in the Education 2 North Building.4