Fee Descriptions 2017-18

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A

A & S Tech (ASSET) Fee $1.32 per credit hour per semester
Applies to all classes in the College of Arts and Sciences regardless of a student’s major or program of study. Arts and Sciences Support for Educational Technology supports development and delivery of instruction in the college of Arts and Sciences. Approved by the Board of Regents in 2008.
Arts and Cultural Enrichment Fee $10 per semester
Supports on-campus performing arts. Provides no charge or reduced cost admission for students to museums, performances, etc. Student supported, approved by administration and Board of Regents in 1995.
Athletic Fee $28.50 per semester
Supports quality intercollegiate athletics programs and reduces student ticket prices. Students carrying total credit hours of 3 or less and graduate status D & E students do not pay the Athletic Fee. Not charged during the summer. Originally mandated by Board of Regents in 1980.

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C

Campus Care Health Plan $175
Capital Construction Fee $85, $170 per semester
$85 for 6 or fewer credit hours
$170 for 7 or more
Supports five capital construction projects: Law School, ATLAS, Business School, IT Infrastructure and Visual Arts. Twenty percent of the revenue will be allocated to need-based financial aid. Student bill passed in 2004. Effective fall 2006.
Career Services Fee $12 per semester
Charged to all Boulder campus degree seeking students except law and graduate status D students (doctoral candidates). Provides students with help deciding on a major, professional career counseling, a resource center, skills presentations, video practice interviews, recommendation files, online listings of internship and career opportunities, on-campus interviewing, career and internship fairs, and more. Not charged during the summer. Board of Regents approved in 2001. Increased from $9 to $12 effective fall 2014.
Course Fees (vary)
Course and program fees listed below will be eliminated effective Fall 2018 in an effort to lower costs for students.
Academic units (e.g. schools, colleges, departments or programs) may charge course fees related to the administrative costs for specific academic courses. Course fees are used for costs directly related to the course for which they are charged, charged to all sections of the same course, and cover the unusual costs for those course offerings. Each academic unit is required to establish a Student Advisory Committee of at least five students from that unit, at least one of whom is recommended by the appropriate student organization or government, for the purpose of reviewing the fee proposal. Fees are permanent unless otherwise indicated. See list of course fees.
  • Course fees range from $5 to $1,500 per semester.
  • Students may be charged multiple course fees.
  • Students may be charged both course fees and program fees for the same class.
  • Course fees are sometimes cross-referenced with different classes. For example, you may be enrolled in an Environmental Studies (ENVS) course and be charged a geography course fee (GEOG).
  • If you see course fees added and removed from your tuition and fee bill, it is likely because you added and dropped classes.

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F

Fall Student Fees
see Student Activity Fee

H

Health Insurance $1,995 per semester
Housing Room & Board (Redirect to Housing & Dining Services)

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I

Immigration Compliance Fee $40 per semester
Funds mandatory federal compliance reporting. Charged to international students. Nonrefundable if student withdraws when withdrawal processing fees apply. Board of Regents approved in 2003. Increased from $22 to $40 effective fall 2014.

L

Law Graduation Fee $40 per semester
Covers costs of the graduation recognition ceremony and reception for law students who have successfully completed Colorado Law’s demanding three-year program.
Law Student Services Fee $150 per semester
Covers costs incurred by various student organizations and activities, including competitions, journals, guest speakers, attendance at regional and national student organization meetings, and other activities; use of fees is determined by the student-led Student Fee Committee, which is comprised mostly of students. 

M

Mental Health Resource Fee $45.56 per semester
$0 for enrollment in one class of 5 or fewer credit hours
$45.56 for enrollment in more than one class, any number of hours
$45.56 for enrollment in one class of more than 5 hours
Charged to undergraduate students taking more than one class or one class of more than five credit hours; all graduate students status A, B, C, E, Law, and MBA regardless of credit hour enrollment; and graduate students status D if selecting the student gold insurance plan. This fee provides six mental health visits through Wardenburg Health Services including individual counseling, group therapy, and medication management.

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N

New International Student Fee (varies)
One-time, nonrefundable fee assessed at time of first registration for students entering a program. Nondegree students who are admitted to degree status are charged the New International Student Fee at the time they first register. The fee varies depending upon degree and international status. This fee is nonrefundable and is due even if a student withdraws.  Increased from $225 to $500 ($105 to $145 for graduate students) effective fall 2014.
$500 for international undergraduates
$145 for international graduate students
New Student Fee (varies)
One-time, nonrefundable fee assessed at time of first registration for students entering a program. Nondegree students who are admitted to degree status are charged the New Student Fee at the time they first register. The fee varies depending upon degree and international status. This fee is nonrefundable and is due even if a student withdraws.
$182 for undergraduates
$62 for graduate students

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P

Program Fees (vary)
Course and program fees listed below will be eliminated effective Fall 2018 in an effort to lower costs for students.
Program fees are instructional fees approved by the Board of Regents and charged on an individual basis per semester to help offset the higher costs of specialized supplies and equipment unique to these courses. Lab courses not linked to a lecture course may also require payment of a course fee. Fees are permanent unless otherwise indicated. See list of program fees.
  • Program fees range from $1 to $1,500 per semester.
  • They may be charged per credit hour, per class, per semester or by major.
  • Students may be charged multiple program fees.
  • Students may be charged both program fees and course fees for the same class.
  • Program fees are sometimes cross-referenced with different classes. For example, you may be enrolled in a Geology (GEOL) course and be charged a Geography computer program fee (GEOG).
  • If you see program fees added and removed from your tuition and fee bill, it is likely because you added and dropped classes.

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R

RAP Fee $850 (Redirect to Housing & Dining Services) 
Rec Center Expansion Fee $85.27, $106.96 per semester
Charged to all undergraduate and graduate students (except status D), this fee was voted on and passed by the student body in 2011 to support the Recreation Center expansion. Paying the full Fall/Spring Student Fee as well as the full Rec Center Expansion Fee gives students access to the on-campus recreation center at no additional cost. The rec center houses state-of-the art cardio equipment, aerobic studio, indoor climbing wall, free-weight room, pool, ice arena, indoor running track and much more. Students taking one class of five or fewer credit hours pay $85.27 for the construction bonds for debt services portion of the fee; students taking more than one class or one class of more than five credit hours pay $106.96 for the construction bonds and operation costs for the expanded facilities.
$85.27 for enrollment in one class of 5 or fewer credit hours
$106.96 for enrollment in more than one class, any number of hours
$106.96 for enrollment in one class of more than 5 hours

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S

Spring Student Fees
See Student Activity Fee

Student Activity Fee (Fall/Spring Student Fees)
$48.01, $300.48 per semester

$48.01 (base fees) for enrollment in one class of 5 or fewer credit hours
$300.48 (full fees) for enrollment in more than one class, any number of hours
$300.48 (full fees) for enrollment in one class of more than 5 hours
The University of Colorado Student Government (CUSG) may charge fees for permanent CUSG student activities including, but not limited to the student center, student government operations, student activities, physical recreation, and similar facilities and services.
Full fees $300.48 per semester
Base fees $48.01 per semester
Student Bus and Bike Programs $85 per semester
Allows students unlimited use of public transportation (Student RTD Pass) including light rail in Boulder County, Broomfield, Westminster, and Denver; includes SkyRide to Denver International Airport (DIA). Does not includes special services such as Broncos Ride and Rockies Ride. This fee also supports Night Hop Shuttle connecting the Hill area to downtown Boulder; Day Hop, Stampede, Skip, and others. Provides support to the CU Boulder Bicycle Program and includes bike registration and emergency repair, maintenance clinics, rental of Buff Bikes and more. Student initiated, administration and Board of Regents approved in 1991.
Student Computing Fee $33.62, $67.24 per semester
Used for building, maintaining, expanding, and updating computing labs, and providing all students with access to computing accounts including e-mail, the Internet, etc. Originated in 1990. Student and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs supported with approval of Board of Regents.
$33.62 for enrollment in 6 or fewer credit hours
$67.24 for enrollment in 7 or more
Student Health Fee $86.48 per semester
Charged to undergraduate students taking more than one class or one class of more than five credit hours; all graduate students status A, B, C, E, Law, and MBA regardless of credit hour enrollment; and graduate students status D if selecting the student gold insurance plan. This fee partially supports the operations of Wardenburg Health Center as well as campus-wide public health efforts such as emergency planning, infection surveillance, immunization compliance, and health education. This fee also provides access to all services at the health center as well as free services including flu shots, injury screening, and nutrition consultation.
$0 for enrollment in one class of 5 or fewer credit hours
$86.48 for enrollment in more than one class, any number of hours
$86.48 for enrollment in one class of more than 5 hours
Student Information System Fee $7 per semester
For maintenance and upkeep of four-campus student online computer systems (each campus of the 4-campus system contributes to this support). Administration and Board of Regents approved in 1984.
Student Insurance Gold $1,995 per semester

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U

UGGS Grad Fee $7.50 per semester
United Government of Graduate Students administrative fee for all graduate students. Approved by Board of Regents 2002. Increased to $7.50 effective Fall 2017.

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