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 expenses included in the cost of attendance (COA) for federal financial aid
Personal expenses included in the COA for federal financial aid
Medical expenses (unless billed by Health and Wellness Services) included for graduate students in the COA
On-campus housing security deposit
Students access billing information and billing-related tasks in Buff 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.
Students log in to Buff Portal (buffportal.colorado.edu)
Locate the Tuition & Fees card. It will be on the main Buff Portal page. Then click "Account Setup."
Click "Authorize Payers."
Enter your authorized payer’s name and email address. Then create a login name for them. Click "Save."
An email with the login name will be sent to the authorized payer’s email address that you entered. They will then be prompted to set a password. You can add up to five authorized payers (click Add New). You can delete them at any time. They will be notified by email when their status changes.
Provided that all documentation has been submitted correctly and on time, financial aid will be applied to the bill beginning on the Monday before the first day of class for fall and spring or 7 days before the start of summer classes. You can complete To-Do's and review your aid in Buff Portal.
Federal regulations determine what charges are covered by federal aid and when aid can be applied to the tuition bill.. To learn more, see Apply Aid to All University Charges.