Campus FERPA Policy

FERPA is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of students once they enter college regardless of their age. It applies to educational institutions that receive funds under applicable programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education. The Bursar’s Office is not allowed to discuss information about the student’s tuition and fee account with anyone other than the student unless we have specific permission from the student. Visit the Office of the Registrar for more information about FERPA.

Authorized Payers

If parents or families are helping students pay the bill, students can give them access by authorizing payers. Learn more about how students authorize payers.

Authorized payer access allows you to:

  • Access CUBill&Pay where you can view student account activity and the tuition and fee bill online (no paper bills are mailed)
  • Pay tuition and fees online
  • Enroll in optional payment plans
  • Receive monthly emails when bills are available online (your student also receives emails at their colorado.edu email address)
  • Discuss the bill (not including financial aid details) with Bursar’s Office staff over the phone and through email at their designated email address in CUBill&Pay
  • Sign up for optional text notifications when bills are available online

Authorized payer access does not include financial aid details or access to the 1098T tax form.

CU Guest Access and FERPA Consent to Release do not provide access to tuition and fee account information. For more information about privacy settings and other kinds of access to student records, visit the Office of the Registrar.

*Parents cannot access the 1098T tax form directly. Students must download the form in MyCUInfo and provide it to their parents. No forms are mailed.