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General Campus Information

  • ​​Career Services
    This website provides information for students, alumni, families, faculty and staff on career development, internship and post-graduate employment. The site also includes a comprehensive events calendar. Students may use the Handshake app to search for on or off-campus student hourly or Work-Study positions. Students may also receive support for selecting a major and career development resources from the Career Center. For more information, contact the Career Center.

  • College Navigator
    The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) collects, analyzes and makes available data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. CU Denver provides information to NCES that is posted to the College Navigator websiteFor questions related to the information provided to College Navigator, contact the Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness.
  • Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions
    This site provides comprehensive information about the use of copyrighted materials and includes links to campus ​policy on file sharing and other copyright resources for students.
  • Disability Resources and Services
    The University of Colorado Denver is an educational institution that welcomes and supports a diverse student body. Disability Resources and Services is the designated office that maintains disability-related records, determines eligibility for academic accommodations, determines reasonable accommodations and develops plans for the provision of such accommodations for students attending the university.
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy and Prevention Plan

    As an institution that participates in the Federal Student Financial Aid Program, the university must provide information to students, faculty and staff to prevent drug and alcohol abuse. This information is required by the Drug Free Sch​ools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. Information about programming opportunities, assistance programs available to students and employees with suspected drug or alcohol problems and the possible repercussions of violating state and institutional drug and alcohol policies is available in the Drugs and Alcohol Policy in the CatalogInstitutional drug and alcohol rules are available in the academic policies and procedures section of the CU Denver Undergraduate Catalog.

  • ​​​Privacy of Student Records
    The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that is meant to protect the privacy of educational records. FERPA gives students the right to review educational records, seek to amend inaccurate information in their records and provide consent for the disclosure of their records.  For more information on FERPA and the University of Colorado Denver FERPA policy, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s Policies webpage.

  • Student Body Diversity

o   Diversity Reports

o   Office of Diversity and Inclusion​ 

  • The university is committed to respecting all members of our university community and providing a quality educational experience for all students and provides a Complaints & Grievances webpage which includes policies and resources to assist students in reporting threatening or harmful behavior, or filing grievances or appeals. It is our objective to ensure that students' concerns and complaints are addressed fairly and resolved promptly. Complaints are usually the result of behavior that the student feels is unjust, inequitable, or creates an unnecessary hardship.​

  • Textbook Information
    Textbook information is available to students in the UCDAccess portal when they access their class schedules. Information includes ISBN number and price of required and recommended textbooks. The Tivoli Station is the bookstore that serves CU Denver. 
  • Vaccination Policy
    The university’s immunization policy outlines requirements for students at CU Denver. 
    Colorado State Law requires freshman, transfer and graduate students to submit proof of certain vaccinations. To ensure the health and safety of our campus, proof of immunization is required prior to registering. For more information about the Auraria Campus immunization policy for CU Denver students, visit Health Center at Auraria Immunization Requirements.

Information about Academic Programs

  • Teacher Preparation Program
        • ​​​Title II Institutional Report on the Quality of Teacher Preparation for the Professional Teacher Preparation Program.
        • ​​For a comparison to Title II data for other educator preparation programs in Colorado, go to Title II State Report and click on the Colorado link.
        • ​​​Teacher Preparation Report
  • ​Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Student Outcome Information

Outcome information is based on full-time, first-time students who enroll at CU Denver as freshmen.

Health & Safety Information

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires colleges and universities participating in federal student aid programs to disclose campus safety information, and imposes certain basic requirements for handling incidents of sexual violence and emergency situations. Information about specific crimes and emergencies is made publicly available on an ongoing basis throughout the year.  Disclosures about crime statistics and summaries of security policies are made once a year in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online to view and/or download.  A paper copy may also be requested by contacting University Police.  

To comply with the Clery Act, CU Denver must meet certain obligations required by federal law. They include:

  • Collect, classify and count crime reports and crime statistics
  • Issue campus alerts
  • Provide educational programs and campaigns
  • Have procedures for institutional disciplinary action in cases of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking
  • Publish an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
  • Submit crime statistics to the Department of Education
  • Maintaining a daily crime log​

For additional information regarding the Clery Act for CU Denver, please contact Communication/Clery Manager Wendy Grover at 303-724-0737.​

​         *Please refer to Appendix 3 of the Student Code of Conduct for information regarding the Colorado Law 
         Regarding Riots.

Financial Assistance Information

  • Contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office
    If you have any questions related to any of the information provided in this financial assistance information section, please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office on the appropriate campus.
  • Cost of Attendance
    Cost of Attendance is the estimated cost of attending the university for one academic year.  This amount includes the following:

Direct Costs: Expenses the student/family pays to the university

        • ​​Tuition – Charges assessed for classes
        • ​Fees – Charges assessed for other university services

Indirect Costs: Expenses incurred as a result of attendance that the student/family may pay to a third party, other than the college

        • ​​Estimated living expense -- allowance for rent, utilities and food for off-campus living
        • ​Estimated transportation costs
        • ​Estimated books and supplies
        • ​​​Miscellaneous costs

Cost of Attendance Information and Estimator

Disbursement of books and supplies policy for Pell eligible students

​All Pell eligible undergraduates who have been awarded financial aid at least 10 days before the beginning of the term, who have registered for courses, and whose awarded aid is in excess of charges billed by the university for those courses, may use their excess funds to purchase books and supplies. Students should be aware that enrolling at a lesser status than the enrollment status used to award the aid may require that the award be adjusted to match the new enrollment status, which will lower any excess aid amount. Students should also be aware that changes in their enrollment status after the disbursement of funds may result in lowered or no eligibility for financial aid funds and thus the student may owe the university a return of some or all of the funds disbursed for books and supplies.

All enrolled CU Denver students may charge up to $500 for books and supplies at the Tivoli Station Bookstore. For more information, visit the Tivoli Station webpage for the CU Denver Charge Program.

Check your UCDAccess portal.  If you were awarded a Federal Pell Grant award at least 10 days prior to the start of the term and have not yet received the projected excess aid funds by the first day of the term, please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office for assistance.

  • ​​​Entrance Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers
    Before receiving your first Federal Direct Loan, the U.S. Department of Education requires that you complete the online Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN). The Loan Entrance Counseling will provide important information about student loans so that you will become a well-informed borrower.

    The counseling covers your rights and responsibilities, interest rates, repayment options and the consequences of default or not repaying your loan. The MPN is your promise to repay this loan and contains the terms and conditions of the loan, as well as repayment information.
  • Exit Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers
    Exit counseling provides important information you need to prepare to repay your federal student loan(s). If you have received a subsidized, unsubsidized or PLUS loan under the Direct Loan Program or the FFEL Program, you must complete exit counseling each time you drop below half-time enrollment, graduate or otherwise leave school.
  • National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
    You should use NSLDS to view information about all of the federal loans you have borrowed and Federal Grants you have received. This site displays information on outstanding loan balances, loan statuses and disbursements. CU Denver is required to inform borrowers that federal loans will be submitted to NSLDS and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. 
  • Net Price Calculator
    The Net Price Calculator is an online tool to help prospective students and their parents estimate the cost of attending CU Denver. The calculator provides an estimate of typical expenses for a first-time, full-time undergraduate student to attend the university and an estimate of financial aid that the student may be eligible to receive from the university.
  • Requirements for Withdrawal
    This page includes what you'll need to know about withdrawing from the university.
  • ​​Return of Title IV (Federal) Financial Aid
    Your aid may be revised and/or you may be required to repay all or a portion of the aid you received if you:
        • ​​​Withdraw from some or all of your courses
        • ​​​​​Stop attending classes
        • ​Enroll for less than half-time status, or
        • ​Fail to begin attendance in one or more courses
  • Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
    The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, suspends aid eligibility for students who have been convicted under federal or state law of the sale or possession of drugs, if the offense occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal student aid, including grants, loans and/or work study. If you have a conviction(s) for these offenses, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).

    If you have lost federal student aid eligibility due to a drug conviction, you can regain eligibility if you pass two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program that complies with criteria established by the U.S. Department of Education.

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