New Students & Parents
Welcome! For a smooth start at CU, there are few things to know about bills and payments:
- Authorize payers (recommended)
Parents, guardians and family members do not automatically have access to view and pay the bill. Learn how students authorize payers.
- Set up direct deposit
Direct deposit allows for quick, secure deposit of refunds into your bank account. Learn how to set up direct deposit for tuition and fee refunds.
- Make health insurance selection
Because health insurance is mandatory, university-sponsored health insurance is automatically charged to the tuition and fee bill for undergraduates enrolled in 6 or more credit hours. Visit Wardenburg Health Services to learn more about the selection/waiver process if you already have health insurance.
You’ll see these To-Do Items in MyCUInfo. Once you complete them, they will be removed from your list.
Avoid fees and other penalties by paying on time. See Billing and Due Dates.
We accept online payments by credit card or eCheck as well as cash, checks, payments from 529 savings accounts, and wire transfers. See details about Payment Methods and optional Payment Plans.
The tuition and fee bill includes tuition, mandatory fees, on-campus room and board, course and program fees, and student health insurance. Depending on your selections, it can also include parking permits, student opportunities fees, residential academic program fees, and text books/supplies from the CU Book Store.
See Annual Cost Estimates for general university-billed costs. (May vary due to major, program, school, etc.)
When your child turns 18 and goes to college, their privacy rights change significantly. Learn more about Student Records and FERPA and read this article for a general overview: When Your Child Turns 18 and Goes to College: What Parents Need to Know.
For access to billing information (not including financial aid details), students can give access to up to five people. Learn more about authorizing payers.
See step-by-step instructions about how to waive insurance, authorize payers, pay the bill, etc.