Policies

Adjustments to Financial Aid

There are a variety of circumstances that may require an adjustment to a student’s financial aid award. Students should understand how dropping and adding courses, receiving other aid, or corrections on their FAFSA will impact their aid.

FERPA

The Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records (which includes financial aid).

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

To comply with Title IV regulation, the University of Colorado Boulder is required to have a Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, which require students to maintain a certain GPA and complete a set percentage of the courses attempted.

Student Loan Code of Conduct

The Office of Financial Aid has established a set of principles and policies to govern educational lending practices for undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Our staff will follow this Code of Conduct to ensure the integrity of the student loan process.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Students who receive any form of financial aid, have certain rights and responsibilities. The university is also required to disclose certain information to all students. Also view CU Boulder Consumer Information.

Verification

Students may be asked to provide additional information as part of the verification process. Verification checks the accuracy of answers provided on a student's FAFSA.

Withdrawal Policy

This policy helps students understand how their financial aid may be impacted by withdrawing from one or more classes after receiving aid.

Financial Aid Award Guides

Read additional information about your financial aid award. In this guide, you will find information about applying for student and parent loans, reporting scholarships, financial aid policies and much more.