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an informational statement required by the IRS to assist students and the IRS in determining if the student qualifies for the American Opportunity credit, the Hope credit and the Lifetime Learning credit. CU is required to indicate whether the student was enrolled at least half time for one semester during the calendar year and whether the student was enrolled exclusively in graduate level courses. More about 1098T
3rd party sponsor
an entity not related to a student who pays educational expenses on behalf of a student when billed by CU. Sponsor payments are called 3rd party sponsorships, and they are subject to the same federal reporting requirements as other financial aid. Fellowships or sponsored research are not 3rd party sponsors. More about 3rd party
529 college savings plan
a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for future college costs. 529 plans, legally known as “qualified tuition plans,” are sponsored by states, state agencies, or educational institutions and are authorized by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. There are two types of 529 plans: pre-paid tuition plans and college savings plans. Colorado's state sponsored savings plan is CollegeInvest. For more information, see 529 Savings Plan.
in the Bursar's Office, this can mean either the student identification number or personal bank account number.
an advanced tuition account is for students attending the university who wish to prepay educational expenses. To qualify for an advanced tuition account at CU Boulder, the payment must be large enough to cover the cost of tuition and fees (adjusted for scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) for at least three semesters. More about advanced tuition
a parent or another person authorized by the student to have access to CUBill&Pay to view an pay tuition and fee bills online. Students can authorize up to five people total. Authorized payers can access billing information only (no grades or schedules). Step-by-step instructions
items on the tuition and fee bill that are due and payable to CU Boulder.
a United States bank account that enables you to make withdrawals or payments to other people using checks or a debit card.
College Opportunity Fund (COF)
the College Opportunity Fund (COF), created by the Colorado Legislature, provides a stipend to eligible undergraduate students paying in-state tuition. The stipend pays a portion of total in-state tuition for eligible undergraduate students who attend a Colorado public institution or a participating private institution. Eligible undergraduate students must be admitted and enrolled at a participating institution to use the stipend for eligible undergraduate classes. The stipend is paid to the institution on a per-credit-hour basis, and the credit-hour amount is set annually by the General Assembly. Please check College Opportunity Fund for the current amount. More about COF
$200 enrollment fee paid upon admission to CU Boulder which reserves space for the student. Upon graduation or separation, the confirmation deposit (less any outstanding charges) is returned to the student. Students also have the option to donate their deposit to CU and then it is used for scholarships.
course-specific fees charged on an individual basis to help offset the higher costs of specialized supplies and equipment unique to these courses. Lab courses not linked to a lecture course may also require payment of course fees.
transactions on the tuition and fee bill (denoted by a minus sign) resulting from dropped classes, financial aid, withdrawal or other reversal of charges. If the balance is a credit, a refund is typically due to the student and is deposited into their bank account.
CU Boulder’s online billing and payment system which allows students and parents to view, email, print, and pay official tuition statements.
the process by which CU Boulder gives students refunds; money is deposited directly into the student's personal bank account. Tuition and fee refunds are refunded to students. Step-by-step instructions
a payment that is refused; reasons for refusal include insufficient funds, no bank account, closed account, stop payment, etc.
the date payment is due for tuition and fees.
a payment made online using a checking or savings account.
payments sent via express delivery (e.g. FedEx, USPS, UPS, etc.)
payment made to CU Boulder and returned from the signer's bank due to insufficient funds, no bank account, closed account, stop payment, etc.
room and board
dormitory room and meals; board includes three meals each day when classes are in session.
a nine-digit bank code used to identify the financial institution from which funds are to be drawn when paying online; it is usually printed on the bottom of checks or you can get it from your bank's website.
Student ID or SID
student identification number for students at CU Boulder.
Student share of tuition
in-state tuition less the College Opportunity Fund. Students who have applied and authorized the COF stipend pay the student share of tuition which is less that total tuition. All in-state undergraduate students are eligible for the stipend. Total tuition minus COF equals student share.
if a student withdraws under extenuating circumstances, he or she may dispute tuition charges within a certain time period based on those circumstances by providing substantiating documentation to be reviewed by a committee who determines whether or not the student qualifies for a rebate. More about tuition disputes.
University of Colorado Boulder Continuing Education.
waiving health insurance
health insurance coverage is required for all CU students. Undergraduates enrolled in 6 or more credit hours and graduate students enrolled in one or more credit hours are automatically enrolled in CU-sponsored health insurance and charged for it on the university bill. If students have their own health insurance, they can voluntarily decline CU health insurance on MyCUInfo. This process is called "waiving health insurance."
method of transferring money from one entity to another. For wiring information, please contact the Student Billing Office at 303-492-5381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.