Support the next generation of Forever Buffs by purchasing a CU license plate. Each new plate brings $50 to student scholarships (and instant CU pride when you drive). Plates are available in Colorado, Texas and Maryland.
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Purchasing a CU license plate in Colorado is easier than ever and you will be helping a future CU student when you get your plates!
Simple step-by-step process to obtain your CU license plate: Step 1: Make a scholarship donation to the CU Boulder Alumni Association of at least $50 through the CU Foundation website. Step 2: After you make your scholarship donation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take the donation confirmation email, which will include the State of Colorado certification, to the Division of Motor Vehicles and present it to a clerk. Step 3: Pay the required DMV fee ($50) for obtaining specialty plates. Your CU license plate will be sent via the U.S. Postal Service and arrive in 5 to 7 days.
Do I have to be an alum of CU to get a CU plate? No, anyone is eligible to get a CU plate.
How long do I own my CU plates for? As long as you keep them registered. Please note, if you move and discontinue your registration, you will have to go through this process again and make a new donation to obtain CU license plates if you move back to Colorado.
When can I get my plates and do I have to obtain them right away? If you would like to get your CU plates immediately, but don’t actually need to renew your license plates until a later date, the DMV will prorate the registration fee for the time remaining until your registration expires.
Can I pay for two vehicles on one application? No, you must complete a separate application for each vehicle you want to register with CU license plates.
Can I purchase CU plates for another person as a gift? Yes, you can purchase CU license plates as a gift. When filling out the donation information on the CU Foundation website, list the recipient’s name in the “Gift Comments Box” and the “Vehicle Title Name Box.” You will then need to send the email confirmation to the recipient and they can complete the process at the DMV.
Show your CU pride on the East Coast with a University of Colorado license plate in Maryland. Plus you'll help DC-area students attend CU Boulder with a scholarship donation.
Let the East Coast know you love the University of Colorado with a CU themed Maryland license plate ... and help a student at the same time! It's easy with our license plate program. Simple step-by-step process to obtain your CU license plate in Maryland: Make a $50 donation to the Washington D.C Forever Buffs chapter scholarship fund. This fund helps students in the DC area attend CU Boulder. Once the CU Boulder Alumni Association receives confirmation of your donation, we will send you an application form for the Maryland DMV along with a letter confirming your donation. Fill out the application form for your CU license plates. Take the completed application form and the letter confirming your scholarship donation to the your local DMV to complete your registration and purchase of CU license plates in Maryland!
The CU Boulder Alumni Association has teamed up with My Plates to bring Texas residents official CU license plates!
Show off your Buffs pride in the Lone Star State! What you need to know about the Texas program: It does not matter when your registration is due, you can order your CU plate at any time. Prices start as low as $50! Save up to 40 percent when choosing a 5-year plate term. A portion of your license plate purchase will benefit the University of Colorado Boulder Alumni Association. All CU plates can be personalized in Texas.
What if I already have a specialty license plate through My Plates?
You can simply restyle your specialty license plate with a one-time charge and apply the remainder of your contract to the Forever Buffs license plate.
Can I get personalized Forever Buffs license plates?
Yes! There is an option to customize your license plate number with the Forever Buffs plate.
What if I have a personalized license plate number through the state of Texas?
You can transfer that personalized number to a Forever Buffs license plate once My Plates confirms that you are the owner of that personalized number. However, you must contact the My Plates call center at 1-888-769-7528 to complete this type of order.
"As a scholarship recipient, I have been more able to focus on my academics and worry less about the burden of student loans. One of my main considerations when choosing schools was cost. The scholarships I have received have given me the opportunity to attend CU Boulder and get involved in the school as I can spend more time expanding my knowledge and trying to get good grades. Scholarships have transformed my college experience and ultimately are helping me set myself up for a future I love."