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Student Billing - Bursar's Office


Denver Campus Students

Tuition and Billing Guide

Registration Advance Payments

All new 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. A student who has not attended classes for three semesters is considered new. 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.

Registration Advance Payment Forfeiture and Course Drop Charges are petitionable only if they are the result of a normal processing delay by the University.

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.

​Deferred Payment Plan

Students have the option of paying their tuition and fee balance in three monthly installments. Students may sign-up for this deferred payment plan through the census date and must make the initial installment payment upon enrollment in the plan. Students may select this option by enrolling online via the UCD Access student portal. 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 the first due date of semester.
  • 1/3 second installment - due on second due date of semester.
  • 1/3 final installment + $35 payment plan fee (non-refundable) - due on third due date of semester.


The deadline to sign up for the fall pay plan is September 3, 2014.  Students who have past due charges on their account are ineligible for the pay plan option.

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