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University of Colorado Denver

Student Right-to-Know

General Campus Information


·         Career Services

This site provides information for students, alumni, families, faculty and staff on career development, internship, and post-graduate employment. The website also includes a comprehensive events calendar.  In addition, some schools and colleges provide career services, and we therefore encourage you to reach out to your school or department to learn about those resources. 


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 website.


For 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. The Disability Resources and Services Office 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 Schools 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 Catalog and here.


·         Privacy of student records

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’s FERPA policy, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s Policies webpage


·         Student Body Diversity

o   Diversity Reports

o   Office of Diversity and Inclusion


·         StudentComplaint Processes​

The University is committed to respecting all members of our university community and providing a quality educational experience for all students. It is our objective to ensure that the concerns and complaints students 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

o   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.

o   The Tivoli Station is the bookstore that serves the Auraria/Denver campus and the bookstore in the Education Building II South serves the Anschutz Campus.


·         Voter Registration

o   For information on voting, voter registration, and your rights as a voter, please visit the Colorado Secretary of State’s webpage for Colorado voters.  


·         Vaccination Policy

The University’s immunization policy outlines requirements for students on both the Auraria/Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus.  Note that students enrolled in clinically based programs at CU Anschutz must comply with the expanded immunization certification requirements established by The Joint Commission and by the Centers for Disease Control.

o   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.

o   For more information about the Auraria Campus immunization policy, visit Health Center at Auraria Immunization Requirements.


Information about Academic Programs

·         Academic Programs

o   For more information on the University’s educational programs, please visit our undergraduate Catalog Home page, the Denver Campus, or the Anschutz Medical campus homepages for degree and certificate programsor contact the Office of the Registrar


·         Gainful Employment Program Disclosures


·         Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure

o   The University of Colorado Denver is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and has a current Statement of Accreditation Status.  Click here for information on the various accreditations, approvals, and licensures of University and our programs.

o   For additional information, please email

o    Information on Online Education for Students living in the U.S. but not in Colorado

·         This link provides Accreditation and State Regulatory Authorization for Online Education at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Disclaimer and guidance for students.


·         Teacher Preparation Program

o   Title II Institutional Report on the Quality of Teacher Preparation for the Professional Teacher Preparation Program.

o   For a comparison to Title II data for other educator preparation programs in Colorado, go to Title II State Report (click on the Colorado link).

o   Teacher Preparation Report


·         Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

o   A high percentage of our undergraduate transfer students come to us from universities and colleges across Colorado. Because of our familiarity with their academic programming and our commitment to our state, we have developed a Transferology account so you can see how your classes will transfer, and what you'll have left to complete your degree. Simply create an account of your own, enter your classes and you're off.

o   For the CU Denver transfer policy for undergraduate credit click here.

o   Colorado Community College Students:   Our goal is to help you maximize your time at your community college by enrolling in transferable courses - arriving here that much closer to your degree. Get more information about statewide transfer agreements and the agreements on transferring particular degrees from the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

o   Our Board of Regents have also put together a Guaranteed Admission program for Colorado community college students as further outlined in a policy for the Denver Campus and in the Community College to CU Denver Admission Promise.

o   Additional information on Guaranteed Transfer (gt) Pathways is available for the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer; the General Education Curriculum and the Content Criteria

o   For more information, please contact the Office of the Registrar.


Student Outcome Information –

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

·         Graduation Rates:  By minority status and by gender

·         Job Placement Rates

·         Retention Rates:  By minority status and by gender

·         Transfer-out Rates

·         Degrees


Health & Safety Information

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics 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. Disclosures about crime statistics and summaries of security policies are made once a year in an Annual Security Report (ASR), and information about specific crimes and emergencies is made publicly available on an ongoing basis throughout the year.


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


  • Collecting, classifying and counting crime reports and crime statistics;
  • Issuing campus alerts;
  • Issuing emergency notifications;
  • Publishing an Annual Security Report;
  • Submitting crime statistics to the US Department of Education via a web-based data collection to disclose crime statistics by type, location and year; and
  • Maintaining a daily crime log.


For additional information regarding Clery Reporting for CU Denver on the Auraria Campus and CU Anschutz Medical Campus, please contact Communication/Clery Manager Wendy Grover at 303-724-0737.



·         Fire Safety Policies and Fire Alarm Reports

·         Riot Law (Colorado Law on Student Riots)

o   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 college.

Tuition – Charges assessed for classes

Fees – Charges assessed for other college services


Indirect Costs: Expenses incurred as a result of attendance that the student/family may pay to a third party (merchant, landlord, etc.) 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 for the Denver campus

Cost of Attendance Estimator

Cost of Attendance Information for Anschutz Medical campus



·         Code of Conduct for Education Loans


The Student Loan Code of Conduct serves as the guiding principles in ensuring the integrity of the student financial aid process.​​


·         Disbursement of books and supplies policy for Pell eligible students

All Pell eligible students 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.


Check your student 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.


·         Financial Aid Information


Information on the types of financial aid available, how to apply, how it is applied to your bill, and more is available at Students who receive any form of financial aid, have certain rights and responsibilities.


        National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)


You should use NSLDS to view information about all of your 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 on-line 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.


·         Student Financial Aid Information


·         Tuition Refund Policy

Please contact the Bursar’s Office if you have questions about the tuition refund policy.



·         Requirements for Withdrawal

This page includes what you'll need to know if you need or want to withdraw 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


                                                                                                                                     Please read the information provide on the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office’s Withdrawing - Dropping All Your Courses webpage.


        Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

The Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended (HEA) 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 (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) or review the FAFSA Facts resource sheet. 


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.


For more information on the impact of a drug conviction on federal student aid eligibility see the Office of National Drug Control Policy U.S. Department of Education FAFSA Facts

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