If you have withdrawn from CU after the withdrawal deadline, you are charged up to 100% of tuition and fees, depending on the date of your withdrawal. Learn more about withdrawing at the Office of the Registrar. To dispute tuition and mandatory fee charges once you’ve withdrawn, you must make a formal appeal to the Tuition Dispute Committee.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) must be provided 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.
Required Documentation: Dated letter on university letterhead from appropriate university official/department citing university error.
Unanticipated medical condition that occurred during or immediately before the eligible semester.
Required Documentation: Dated letter on letterhead from the attending physician from your withdrawal term containing the nature of your illness/injury, dates, severity, and your inability to attend school due to the condition.
E.g. death or illness
Required Documentation: Death certificate or obituary notice. Dated letter on letterhead from the attending physician containing the dates of occurrence, nature and severity of your relative’s illness/injury.
Unanticipated financial circumstance that occurred during or immediately before the eligible semester.
Required Documentation: Receipts of unexpected financial obligation, or proof of change of income status for you or the payer of your tuition bill. General lack of planning to pay for college does not constitute a recent unanticipated financial problem. If you did not receive financial aid because you applied late or after the priority deadline, please provide documentation of the unexpected financial problem that resulted in missing the deadline.
Required Documentation: Dated letters on university letterhead from the individual professors stating that you never attended any classes along with explanation of the extenuating circumstances which caused you to miss the drop deadline. Nonattendance does not qualify for refund of confirmation deposit.
Required Documentation: Official enrollment verification on letterhead with university seal from another university containing dates and term attended.
If your request is approved, the health insurance fee may be refunded. This will result in no health insurance coverage for the entire semester. Contact Wardenburg Health Services, 303-492-5107, if you wish to remain insured or have questions.
If you received financial aid during the eligible semester, contact the Office of Financial Aid, 303-492-5091, to determine how withdrawing and disputing your account will affect your financial aid status.