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Student Financial Services

Paying Your Bill

New Student Orientation

Registration Advance Payments

All University of Colorado Denver students taking classes on the Denver Campus are required to make a registration advance payment of $200.00 before they may register for classes each semester. The ONLY two exceptions to this requirement are:
  • if the Financial Aid Office has received a student's FAFSA data, or
  • if the student has not been admitted to an academic program at CU Denver and is only taking Extended Studies courses.
If a student withdraws from all of their classes before the first day of class, the $200 registration advance payment will be refunded (after the census date). If a student withdraws from all of their classes on or after the first day of class, the $200 registration advance payment will be forfeited to the University. If a student does not withdraw from all of their classes, the $200 registration advance payment will be treated as a deposit toward the student's tuition and fees.

Course Drop Charges

If a student wishes to drop a course/section, they must do so before Tuesday of the second week of class to avoid a $100 per course/section drop charge. Beginning the second Tuesday of the semester until census date-a $100 drop charge will be assessed each time a student drops a course. If a student withdraws (therefore dropping all classes), a drop charge will be assessed for each course.

Employee Tuition Benefit

The Employee Tuition Waiver policy for the University of Colorado has changed. Information on the new policy, procedure, and access to the request form can be found here:
Please note that the new policy is a system-wide policy that expands eligibility to the benefit beyond just the employee, as well as allowing use beyond the job-related course requirement. Since this is a system-wide policy, there have been some changes, including some restrictions and circumstances that are defined by each campus.

​Online Services:

Students can view their balance; see current and previous bill activity as well as make payments, all online via UCD Access portal.
Credit Cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA) or Electronic Bank Withdrawal are accepted.

Payments by Mail:

Mail to:
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.

Service Charges

Service charges at 1.75% per month will be assessed on any outstanding billed balance if payments are not received by the due date. Do not wait for a bill. Postmarks are not honored. Please check your CU Denver student email account often - this is the official means of communication for the University.

Payment Plan

Students have the option of paying their tuition and fee balance in three monthly installments. You should refer to the Bursar's Important Dates Calendar for specific dates and deadlines.  For payment plan details, click here.

​Direct Deposit

Direct deposit is the required method of issuing student account refunds to the university students with credit balances.  Students are strongly encouraged to sign up for Direct Deposit well in advance of any anticipated student account refunds, and may do so online via the "Finances" section of the UCDAccess portal.

Students will no longer be able to pick up their refund check from the Bursar's Office - they will only be issued via Direct Deposit or through the mail.  Direct Deposit refunds will be issued on a nightly basis.  Paper refund checks will be mailed once a week to students who have not yet signed up for Direct Deposit.

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