• First fall bills are available in mid-August. First spring bills are available in mid-January.
  • Email notifications are sent to students at their colorado.edu email address.
  • Parents and family members who are authorized payers will also receive email notifications.
  • Financial aid will be applied to the bill ten days before the first day of classes.

Learn about Current Balance vs. Bill Amount Due

On the bill, you may see the following each semester:

  • Tuition
  • Mandatory itemized fees: (see Fee Descriptions)
  • On-Campus Housing Room & Board
  • Residential Academic Program (RAP) Fee
  • Gold Student Health Insurance (SHIP) or BuffCare Supplement
  • CU Book Store Charges (textbooks and supplies)
  • Grants, loans, scholarships

You will not see the following on the university bill:

  • Transportation Costs
  • Personal Costs
  • Medical Costs (unless billed by Health & Wellness Services)
  • Application Fee
  • Confirmation Deposit
  • On-Campus Housing Security Deposit

Students access billing information and billing-related tasks in the student portal. Parents and families do not automatically have access to view the bill, but students can give them access to CUBill&Pay by authorizing them as payers. If you have more than one student attending CU Boulder, each student needs to set you up as an authorized payer separately.

CUBill&Pay access is different from CU Guest Access and the FERPA Consent to Release.

What does Authorized Payer access mean?

  1. Students log in to MyCUInfo. Only students can complete this task.
  2. Some students may need to select the Student tab. Then select the Billing Information tab.
  3. Click Authorize Others to View and Pay Your Bill.
  4. Complete the information for your authorized payer.
  5. Click Save.
  6. IMPORTANT: Provide the login name and password you just created to your authorized payer. The Bursar’s Office does not have access to passwords.

Step-by-Step Instructions to Authorize Payers

Providing that all documentation has been submitted correctly and on time, federal financial aid will show on the bill 7-10 days prior to the first day of classes, in accordance with federal regulations. You can complete To-Do's and review aid in MyCUInfo.

Federal regualtions determine what charges are covered by federal aid. To learn more, see Apply Aid to All University Charges. To make sure your aid covers all charges on the bill, complete these steps.

  1. Students log in to MyCUInfo. Only students can complete this task.
  2. Some students may need to select the Student tab. Then select the Billing Information tab.
  3. Under Other Billing Services (bottom, light gray bar), select Authorize Aid to Pay Other Charges.
  4. Click Grant Permissions and follow the rest of the instructions.

Step-by-Step Instructions to Authorize Aid