Tuition & Fee Agreement and Disclosure

All students who register for classes at the University of Colorado Boulder are held responsible for payment as described in the Tuition and Fee Agreement and Disclosure. Students accept the terms of this agreement during the registration process in MyCUInfo.

 

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER

Tuition and Fee Agreement and Disclosure (Printable PDF)

The payment of all tuition, fees and charges becomes an obligation of the student upon registration at the University of Colorado Boulder (“university”). By agreeing to these terms and conditions, I authorize the university to add to my account all tuition and fees, as approved by the Board of Regents. I further understand and agree that my registration and acceptance of these terms constitutes a promissory note agreement (i.e., a financial obligation in the form of an educational loan as defined by the U.S. Bankruptcy Code at 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(8)) in which the university is providing me educational services, deferring some or all of my payment obligation for those services), and I promise to pay for all assessed tuition, fees and other associated costs by the published or assigned due date.

Bills

After I register, I understand that my bill will be made available online, and I will be sent notification of its availability at my university (@colorado.edu) email address. If I do not receive an email notification, I agree that I am still responsible for the required payment. See the Bursar’s Office website http://bursar.colorado.edu/billing/due-dates/ for specific dates and deadlines each semester.

Payment

I understand that I am registering for educational courses at the university. I hereby acknowledge and agree that I am fully responsible for the cost and expense of all tuition, fees, and other related educational expenses associated with my receipt of educational services at the university. I am responsible to review the current tuition and fee charges at CUBill&Pay, accessible via MyCUInfo. Tuition and fee charges are subject to change every term. I understand that I am responsible for maintaining my current address and phone number via MyCUInfo.

If I expect financial aid to pay all or part of my financial obligation to the university, I understand that it is my responsibility to meet all requirements for disbursement to my student account. It is my responsibility to ensure that all requirements of grantors, lenders, employers and other third party payers are met on a timely basis. I understand that if my financial aid is reduced or cancelled due to eligibility, I am responsible for paying back to the university any amounts that I am not eligible for under applicable financial aid guidelines.

Payment Plans

I understand that I have the option to pay my tuition bill over a period of time by enrolling in a payment plan if I am eligible. If I am eligible and choose to enroll in a payment plan, the following terms apply:

  1. Payments must be made through automatic bank payment (ACH) from a regular checking or savings account, or a credit/debit card. (A nonrefundable 2.75 percent (2.75%) service fee applies to each credit/debit card payment.)
  2. Enrollment fee of $25 applies, depending on the plan.
  3. A $30 returned payment fee applies to returned payment plan payments.
  4. The amounts I need to pay may change due to recalculations resulting from changes to my bill, such as adding or dropping classes, tuition waivers, financial aid, etc. If this occurs, I understand and agree to take action to rebalance my payment plan by logging in to MyCUInfo and following the on-screen instructions.
  5. I agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions of the Payment Plan Agreement if I choose to enroll.
  6. Information and instructions for payment plans are available on the Bursar’s Office website, http://bursar.colorado.edu/.

If I do not pay an installment by the deadline, I will be assessed a late payment charge, as described below, as well as a 1 percent (1%) per month finance charge on the unpaid balance.

LATE PAYMENT CHARGE TABLE

BALANCE DUE

$1.00 – 99.99
$100.00 – 299.99
$300.00 – 499.99
$500.00 – 699.99
$700.00 – 899.99
$900.00 and over

LATE CHARGE

$5.00
$10.00
$20.00
$30.00
$40.00
$50.00

Returned Payment Policy

I understand that I will be assessed a $20 fee for each payment returned (regardless of the amount). I will be assessed a late payment charge as described above, and a 1 percent (1%) finance charge on the unpaid balance. I may be required to use certified funds to make payments.

Withdrawal

I understand that if I do not officially withdraw from registered courses during the 100 percent tuition refund/credit period, I will be responsible for paying some portion or full tuition amount and fees based on the date that I officially withdraw. I may incur additional charges, including but not limited to, room, board, and other departmental or university fees. See How to Withdraw From Courses on the Office of the Registrar’s website (http://www.colorado.edu/registrar/students/withdraw-cu).

Failure to Pay

If I do not make the required payment in accordance with the scheduled payment deadline and my student account becomes past due, I will pay a finance charge on the unpaid balance of my tuition and fees. The university will calculate the finance charge by applying the periodic rate of 1 percent (1%) per month (Annual Percentage Rate of 12%) to the unpaid balance amount less any payments or credits made. In addition, I will pay a late charge per semester according to the late charge schedule above. I understand that I may avoid assessment of finance charges and late charges by paying the full amount of the tuition and fees due by the published date.

I understand that if I am eligible for a payment plan option and I elect to enroll in a payment plan, I am responsible for any unpaid balance on my student account if an authorized payer and plan owner fails to honor the terms and conditions of the Payment Plan Agreement. (http://bursar.colorado.edu/payments/payment-plans/)

Past Due Accounts

I understand that if I fail to pay the total amount due for all charges, I am subject to the following penalties:

  1. Registration for future terms will not be allowed.
  2. No transcripts, diplomas, or certification materials will be issued to me until my bill is paid in full.
  3. My past due account may be referred to the university’s Student Debt Management Department for collection.
  4. If my account is referred to an outside collection agency, the delinquency may be reported to national credit bureaus.
  5. If my account is referred to an outside collection agency, I agree to reimburse the university for collection agency costs, expenses, and fees incurred by the university in such collection efforts; and, I understand that such collection costs, expenses and fees may include percentage-based fees charged to the university by the collection agency, including percentage-based fees of up to 30 percent (30%) of the debt collected. Any collections costs stated above are charged in addition to the principal, fees and interest due on my student account.
  6. I am responsible for reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs associated with collecting or enforcing my past due account as allowed under Colorado law.
  7. Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) § 23-5-115, in the event of a default of my account owed to the university, the university may certify to the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) information about me, including my name, social security number, the amount of the debt and any other identifying information required by the DOR. The DOR may then disburse funds.

All outstanding tuition account balances are considered qualified educational loans under 26 United States Code (USC) § 221 and are extended with the express understanding that future repayment shall be made to the university. I further understand that my acceptance of these terms represents my acknowledgement and acceptance of my student account balance as a qualified education loan under Internal Revenue Code 221, and as such, its exemption from discharge under the federal bankruptcy code, 11 USC (USC) § 523(a)(8).

Billing Disputes and Inquiries

If you think a bill is wrong or if you need additional information about a transaction on your bill, you must write to us at the address below:

Bursar’s Office
Regent Administrative Center
University of Colorado Boulder
43 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0043

Phone: 303-492-5381
Fax: 303-492-1017
Email: bursar@colorado.edu

Write to us as soon as possible. We must hear from you within 60 days from the end of the term, or your right to dispute the bill will be waived. You may telephone us at 303-492-5381, but doing so will not preserve your rights. In your letter, give us the following information:

  • Your name and student identification number
  • The dollar amount of the suspected error
  • Describe the error and explain, if you can, why you believe there is an error
  • If you need more information, describe the item about which you have a question

Release of Information

In the event my account becomes past due, I authorize the university to release personal and financial information about my account to national credit bureaus, and others concerned with collecting the balance owing.

I understand the university and/or collection agency acting on behalf of the university, may contact me regarding any outstanding balance. I authorize and give my consent for the University of Colorado Boulder to contact me via email and/or on all numbers associated with my account including my mobile phone or other wireless devices using automated telephone dialing equipment, text messaging, and artificial or pre-recorded voice messages to discuss my past due tuition account, loan(s), and other institutional services now and in the future. I further authorize collection agencies acting on behalf of the University of Colorado Boulder to contact me on all numbers associated with my account including my mobile phone or other wireless devices using automated telephone dialing equipment, text messaging, and artificial or pre-recorded voice messages to discuss my past due tuition account, loan(s), and other institutional services now and in the future so long as they comply with the requirements of the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, section 12-14-101 et seq., C.R.S. I understand that I may withdraw my consent to call my cellular phone by submitting my request in writing to the address above or in writing to the applicable contractor or agent contacting me on behalf of the university.

I further understand and agree that I am responsible for keeping my records and contact information up to date with my current physical addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers by following the procedure at:  http://www.colorado.edu/registrar/records-verifications/change-your-name-or-address.  Upon leaving the university for any reason, it is my responsibility to provide the university with updated contact information for purposes of continued communication regarding any amounts that remain due and owing to the university.

Entire Agreement

This agreement supersedes all prior understandings, representations, negotiations and correspondence between the student and the university and constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the matters described.  This agreement shall not be modified or affected by any course of dealing or course of performance.  This agreement may be modified by the university if the modification is signed by me.  Any modification is specifically limited to those policies and/or terms addressed in the modification.

Severability

If any term of this agreement is to any extent illegal, otherwise invalid, or incapable of being enforced, such term shall be excluded to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability; all other terms hereof shall remain in full force and effect; and, to the extent permitted and possible, the invalid or unenforceable term shall be deemed replaced by a term that is valid and enforceable and that comes closest to expressing the intention of such invalid or unenforceable term.

Agreement

I hereby acknowledge that I have read and expressly consent to the University’s Tuition and Fee Agreement and Disclosure. By clicking on the “I AGREE” button below, I agree that I have carefully read this statement, fully understand it, and agree to be legally bound by it.

Actual agreement is presented to students in MyCUInfo before registering for classes.