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Your confirmation deposit will be refunded about eight weeks after graduation, less any outstanding charges.

Withdrawal or Leave of Absence

If you withdraw by established deadlines, the confirmation deposit will be applied to any outstanding charges first, which may include a withdrawal fee. The remainder will be refunded to you about 6–8 weeks after your withdrawal. Upon returning to CU, you will need to pay the confirmation deposit again before you can register for classes. 

New Students Who Do Not Attend Classes

New, readmitted and transfer students who do not attend classes forfeit the confirmation deposit and are not eligible for a refund.

Returning Students

Because you receive your confirmation deposit back when you take a break from school (whether it is applied to outstanding charges on your bill or refunded), you need to pay it again if you decide to return.

If you are a new student or new transfer student, do not pay the confirmation deposit here. Please log in to your application at ugrad.apply.colorado.edu/status and pay.
  1. Make sure your IdentiKey is activated.
  2. Log in to Buff Portal.
  3. Locate the Tuition & Fees card and click on the overflow menu (the three vertical dots in the upper right corner).
  4. Click "Confirmation Deposit."
  5. Click "Pay Deposit" and follow the instructions to complete your payment.