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CU Denver Students

No High Pressure Recruitment Tactics

The University does not condone high pressure recruitment tactics for the recruiting of any students, specifically those receiving federal funds or military/service members. The University will not engage in harassing, multiple unsolicited contacts by phone, e-mail, or in-person for purposes of recruitment. The University will train its admissions counselors in Enrollment Management to not engage in high pressure recruitment tactics.       

​​Career Services
This website provides information for students, alumni, community partners, faculty and staff on partnership opportunities, career and major exploration, and post-graduate opportunities. Students may use the Handshake app to search for on or off-campus student hourly and Work-study positions as well as access a resource library of career materials, and search through upcoming career events. 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. Disability Resources and Services 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
CU Denver is committed to preventing the use of illegal substances by students, faculty and staff and to encourage responsible behavior regarding alcohol and legal additive substances through policy, education and treatment.  

You will find more information regarding our drug and alcohol abuse prevention in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

​​​Privacy of Student Records
The 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 FERPA policy, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s Policies webpage.

Student A​ctivities
CU Denver Campus Student Life & Campus Community​ provides many programs to give students the opportunity to learn and collaborate beyond the classroom. We can help you run for office, write for the student newspaper, discover your leadership skills, create your own student organization or join an existing one.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offer services, resources and guidance to enhance diversity university-wide and foster a culture of equity and inclusion.

Student Complaint Processes​
The university is committed to respecting all members of our university community and providing a quality educational experience for all students. We provide a Complaints & Grievances webpage, which includes policies and resources to assist students in reporting threatening or harmful behavior, or filing grievances or appeals. It is our objective to ensure that students' concerns and complaints 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 
Textbook information is available in the UCDAccess portal alongside class schedules. Information includes ISBN number and price of required and recommended textbooks. The Tivoli Station is the bookstore that serves CU Denver. 

​​​Voter Registration
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

Information About Academic Programs
Academic program information is found within the CU Denver Degrees and Programs page.

Teacher Preparation Program

  • Title II Institutional Report on the Quality of Teacher Preparation for the Professional Teacher Preparation Program.
  • ​​For a comparison to Title II data for other educator preparation programs in Colorado, go to Title II State Report and click on the Colorado link.

​ Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

​​Additional information on Guaranteed Transfer Pathways is available from the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer, the General Education Curriculum and the Content Criteria.

Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure

Accreditation is the process of assuring and advancing the quality of higher education institutions’ campuses, departments, and programs through reviews by outside agencies.  There are two types of accreditation at the University of Colorado, Denver: 

  • Institutional accreditation is a comprehensive review by a private, nongovernmental organization specifically created to review higher education institutions and programs for quality.  The University of Colorado, Denver operates with the accreditation of the Higher Learning Commission. The Denver campus has been accredited continuously since 1970 and has a current Statement of Accreditation Status
  • Specialized accreditation refers to the review of a specific academic program. The evaluation is done by a specialized accrediting body and is often associated with a national professional organization or with a specific discipline. View the complete list of University of Colorado, Denver Specialized and Professional Accreditation

State Authorization
The University of Colorado, Denver (including the Anschutz Medical Campus) is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) and is allowed to offer online education to students living in the U.S. with the exception of California. Please review the following links for detailed information on State Authorization and Professional Licensure disclosures.   

Student Outcome Information
Student outcome information is based on full-time, first-time undergraduate students and full-time transfer undergraduate students at CU Denver. Graduate programs include full-time Master’s and Doctoral/Professional students.

You can review the CU Denver Student Outcome Dashboard  for program graduation and retention rates, as well as outcomes by gender and ethnicity.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is provided on an annual basis to all CU Denver students, faculty, staff and visitors in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, and is part of the University’s ongoing effort to inform you of the safety programs and services available and the steps you can take to maintain your safety and the security of others.  The report also includes institutional policies on campus security and policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes and other matters.

The Annual Fire Safety Report discloses fire safety policies and fire statistics for on-campus student housing facilities.  Among other things, the report discusses fire safety systems, fire drills, rules relating to portable electrical appliances, evacuation procedures and fire safety training.

The report can be accessed at CU Denver Security and Fire Safety Report.

You may request a paper copy of the report from the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Police Department at 12454 E. 19th Place, Building 407, Aurora, CO 80045 or by contacting the Clery Compliance Manager at clery@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2215.

Should you have any questions regarding the Clery Act, or the content of this this report, please contact the Clery Compliance Manager.

Emergency Notification System

Communication plays a critical role before, during, and after any emergency or disaster.  CU Denver will immediately notify the Campus Community upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation occurring on the campus that poses an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, faculty, staff, or visitors.  The CU Denver Emergency Notification System is often referred to as, “CU Alerts!”.

CU Denver may utilize one or more of the following methods to disseminate emergency messaging to the Campus Community (as dictated by the incident):

CU Alerts! notification system:

  • Text - Enter your cellphone number (as a “cellular” device) in the Portal for text alerts
  • Email
  • University-owned computer desktop pop-up notification
  • Social media
  • CU Alerts! webpage (https://www.ucdenver.edu/police)
  • CU Denver | Anschutz Campus Information Line 877-INFO-070
  • Information regarding Emergency Notifications on the Auraria Campus is available by through the emergency notification webpage.

Financial Assistance Information

Cost of Attendance
Cost of Attendance is the estimated cost of attending the university for one academic year. You may link to our Cost of Attendance Information and Estimator through our webpage. Cost of Attendance includes the following:

  • Direct Costs: Expenses the student/family pays to the university
    • Tuition – Charges assessed for classes
    • Fees – Charges assessed for other university services
  • Indirect Costs: Expenses incurred as a result of attendance that the student/family may pay to a third party, 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

  • 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
    ​Pell eligible undergraduates awarded financial aid at least 10 days before the beginning of the term, have registered for courses, and whose awarded aid is in excess of charges billed by the university, may use their excess funds to purchase books and supplies. Enrolling at a lesser status than the enrollment status used to award aid may require the award be adjusted to match the new enrollment status. Changes to enrollment after the disbursement of funds may result in changes to eligibility for financial aid and can create a balance owed for the term. To learn more, visit the award adjustments section of our policies 
    webpage.
    • 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 Financial Aid & Scholarships Office.

  • ​​​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). Loan Entrance Counseling provides information about student loans to ensure you are 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 the 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, is available on our 
    webpage. Students who receive financial aid, have certain rights and responsibilities.

  • National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
    Visit 
    NSLDS to view information about the federal loans you have borrowed and Federal Grants you have received. The 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
    Our Net Price Calculator is an online tool to help prospective students and 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 the student may be eligible to receive from the university.

  • 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 about withdrawing 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

  • Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
    The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), suspends aid eligibility for students 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, including 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).
    • If you have lost federal student aid eligibility due to a drug conviction, you may 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.