Payment, Late Fees, Service Charges
Students enrolling at the university are responsible for full payment of tuition and fees and should be prepared to pay their bills in full. Tuition and fees are due and payable on the published due date each semester. Starting in the Fall 2009 semester, the university will offer an optional deferred payment plan to students at the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Failure to receive a tuition bill does not dismiss the student from his or her obligation for payment. Failure to pay tuition does not cancel classes and therefore does not eliminate or reduce the financial obligation. Students are financially liable for all classes for which they are registered. Failure to attend classes does not cancel a student's registration. Note: Stopping payment on a check does not cancel classes.
The student's initial bill will be comprised of tuition and fees for the current term as well as any fees to cover the period from the current term. The initial bill may also include any credits due for the employee tuition reduction, advance payments and deposits and financial aid when applicable. Students with unpaid tuition balances will not be allowed to register for subsequent semesters nor will they be allowed to obtain a copy of their transcript.
The CU Anschutz Medical Campus Bursar's office does not accept credit cards for the payment of tuition and fees. Due to the administrative fee charged to the institution, the university is not able to accept the cost without passing it on to the students in the form of higher tuition charges. The interest rate charged on credit cards normally exceeds that of the institutional funds available to students and the institutional funds also have more favorable payback terms than do credit cards.
There is a $20.00 returned check fee on all items returned by a financial institution, effective fall term 2005.
Deferred Payment Plan
Students have the option of paying their tuition and fee balance in three monthly installments. The deferred payment plan is structured as follows; however you should refer to the Bursar's Calendar for specific dates and deadlines:
- 1/3 of initial bill - due on census date or the first term due date
- 1/3 second installment - due on the second term due date
- 1/3 final installment + $35 payment plan fee (non-refundable) - due on the third term due date
Students may sign-up for the payment plan via the UCD Access portal:
UCD Access Student Tab > Student Center > Account Inquiry > Account Services
The deadline to sign-up for the payment plan is census date. Students will not be allowed to choose this plan after that date.
**IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING SUMMER PAY PLANS**
The deadline to sign up for the summer pay plan is June 18, 2013. However, if you have summer charges that are due on May 31st, you will need to be sure to sign up by May 31st. Students who have past due charges on their account are ineligible for the pay plan option.
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.
The University of Colorado Denver│Anschutz Medical Campus will consider an adjustment of service charges only in cases on University error or where the University has been responsible for a delay in normal processing.
Students who do not pay the charges for one term by the end of the
first ten days of class in the following term will be subject to
in-house collections. Accounts referred for in-house collection will
have a service fee of twenty percent added to the balance due.
By Colorado statute, the University is not permitted to determine the
timing nor the agencies to which we refer delinquent student accounts.
State law and administrative policies enacted are specific as to the
procedures we must follow. Collection activity is now at the discretion
of Central Collection Services for the State of Colorado. Once an
account has been referred to this agency, the following actions will be
- No transcripts will be issued for the student until the bill is paid in full
- Service charges of 1.75 percent per month will continue to be assessed
- Your account will be reported to the credit bureau