Service Charge, Course Drop Charge, and Forfeiture Petition

The University of Colorado Denver│Anschutz Medical Campus will consider adjusting service charges, drop charges, or late payment charges in cases of university error or where the university has been responsible for a delay in normal processing. Other extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis. ​Petitions must be submitted during the semester the charges/forfeitures are assessed. Do not submit the petition until the charges have been applied to your account and your total remaining bill outside the disputed fees has been paid in full.

Service Charges and Late Payment Charges

If you receive scholarships and/or loans from a third party and they are late in sending funds, you are still responsible for ensuring that your account is paid on time. Students who are sponsored by the GI Bill should contact the campus Office of Veteran Student Services to discuss their options. Failure to pay on time will result in non-adjustable service charges.

For the Bursar’s Office to consider waiving service charges due to late disbursement of Financial Aid, the university must have received your completed financial aid application (FAFSA) by July 1 for the fall term, November 1 for the spring term and by May 1 for the summer term. In addition, you must have responded to all requests for documentation promptly.

Course Drop Charges

Beginning the second Tuesday of the semester until the census date, a $100 course drop charge will be assessed each time a student drops a course. If a student withdraws (therefore dropping all classes), a course drop charge will be assessed for each course.

Petitions will be reviewed and processed within 10 business days.

Tuition Appeals

​​If you feel that an extenuating circumstance justifies an exception to financial obligations, your appeal will be reviewed by the tuition appeals coordinator. The tuition appeal process is separate from the charge petition information shown above. For additional information on submitting a tuition appeal form to be reviewed by an appeals coordinator please visit our Tuition Appeals page. 

You have six months after the end of the semester in question to file a tuition appeal. 

Bursar's Office

Student Billing

CU Denver

Student Commons Building

1201 Larimer Street


Denver, CO 80204

Fax: 303-315-1805


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