If you have withdrawn from CU after the withdrawal deadline, you are charged up to 100% of tuition and fees, depending on the date of your withdrawal. Visit Withdraw from the Semester for more information. To dispute tuition and mandatory fee charges once you’ve withdrawn, you must make a formal appeal to the Tuition Dispute Committee. Disputes are only considered under extenuating circumstances such as family emergency, unanticipated medical reasons or unexpected financial crisis. Official documentation (see below for details) must be provided in order to substantiate the circumstances.

If you disagree with tuition and fee charges and fail to avail yourself of the dispute process by the end of the semester (last day of finals), you waive your right to appeal. Late requests will be considered only if you can provide documentation that circumstances beyond your control prevented you from submitting your appeal on time. The dispute committee reserves the right to deny your request.

Submitting a tuition dispute with documentation does not guarantee a full nor a partial refund.

Submitting a request for a tuition dispute does not exempt you from late and finance charges or financial holds. We recommend you pay your bill in full by the published deadline.

Dispute Process

  1. All information submitted is confidential.
  2. You must drop your class or formally withdraw from the university before submitting a tuition dispute.
  3. Once your classes are dropped or you have have withdrawn, complete the tuition dispute  by the end of the semester (last day of finals) in which the charges were incurred.
  4. If the dispute is not received by the last day of classes, you waive your right to appeal.
  5. The process takes about three weeks. It will take longer if documentation is missing.
  6. The committee may request more documentation if it is insufficient.
  7. You will be notified by email when a decision is made.
  8. If your request is approved, your account will be automatically adjusted accordingly.