Student Right-to-Know

General Institution Information

No High Pressure Recruitment Tactics

The University does not condone high pressure recruitment tactics for the recruiting of any students, specifically those receiving federal funds or military/service members. The University will not engage in harassing, multiple unsolicited contacts by phone, e-mail, or in-person for purposes of recruitment. The University will train its admissions counselors in Enrollment Management to not engage in high pressure recruitment tactics.       

College Navigator and College Scorecard

  • The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) collects, analyzes and makes available data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. CU Anschutz provides information to NCES that is posted to the College Navigator. Please contact the Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness for questions related to the information provided to College Navigator. You can also find institutional data on the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard website.

​Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions

  • The University's Disclaimer and Terms of Use provides comprehensive information about the use of copyrighted materials and includes links to campus ​policy on file sharing and other copyright resources for students.

Student and Resident Mental Health

  • CU Anschutz Psychiatry Student and Resident Mental Health is available to all CU Anschutz students, residents, and fellows. We provide comprehensive and confidential mental health services for all students enrolled in the schools located at the Anschutz Medical Campus (Medical, Dental Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, graduate school, etc.) as well as GME residents and fellows (including Denver Health (DH) residents and fellows). Initial appointments are scheduled relatively quickly, often within the same week. Options for ongoing care include receiving treatment from the AMC Student and Resident Mental Health clinicians, the UCH Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, and a community network of providers, depending on insurance coverage. The Student and Resident Mental Health Clinic is moving to all virtual appointments. Please sign up for My Health Connection - https://www.uchealth.org/access-my-health-connection.To schedule an appointment, call 303-724-4716 or email SMHservice@ucdenver.edu

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

  • The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is an educational institution that welcomes and supports a diverse student body. Office of Disability, Access, and Inclusion  is the designated office that maintains disability-related records, determines eligibility for academic accommodations, determines reasonable accommodations and develops plans for the provision of such accommodations for students attending the university.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy and Prevention Plan

  • CU Anschutz is committed to preventing the use of illegal substances by students, faculty, and staff and to encourage responsible behavior regarding legal addictive substances through policy, education, and treatment. You will find more information regarding our drug and alcohol abuse prevention in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Privacy of Student Records - Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

  • The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that is meant to protect the privacy of educational records. FERPA gives students the right to review educational records, seek to amend inaccurate information in their records and provide consent for the disclosure of their records. For more information on FERPA and the CU Anschutz's FERPA policy

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Central Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement offer services, resources and guidance to enhance diversity university-wide and foster a culture of equity and inclusion.

Textbook Information

  • ​​​​​​Textbook information is available to students in the UCDAccess portal when they access their class schedules. Information includes ISBN number and price of required and recommended textbooks. ​​The CU Anschutz Book Store is the official bookstore that serves the Anschutz Medical Campus. The bookstore is located on the first floor in Education 2 South. 

​Voter Registration

​Vaccination Policy

  • Immunizations and vaccinations help maintain the long-term health of our campus and the greater University of Colorado community. Any immunity established from childhood vaccinations can wear off over time, putting you and others at risk of infection. As a condition of enrollment, CU requires and recommends immunizations and vaccinations of specific student populations. Please be sure to work with your School, College, or Program to determine any further vaccination requirements associated with your degree or certificate. More information can be found in these specific policies.

Information about Academic Programs

  • Information on the education programs on the Anschutz Medical Campus is available on the CU Anschutz Education page.

Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure

  • Accreditation is the process of assuring and advancing the quality of higher education institutions’ campuses, departments, and programs through reviews by outside agencies.  There are two types of accreditation at the University of Colorado, Denver – Anschutz Medical Campus:
    • Institutional accreditation is a comprehensive review by a private, nongovernmental organization specifically created to review higher education institutions and programs for quality.  The University of Colorado, Denver – Anschutz Medical Campus operate with the accreditation of the Higher Learning Commission. The Anschutz campus has a current Statement of Accreditation Status.
    • Specialized accreditation refers to the review of a specific academic program. The evaluation is done by a specialized accrediting body and is often associated with a national professional organization or with a specific discipline. View the complete list of University of Colorado, Denver – Anschutz Medical Campus Specialized and Professional Accreditation

State Authorization

The University of Colorado, Denver (including the Anschutz Medical Campus) is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) and is allowed to offer online education to students living in the U.S. with the exception of California. Please review the following links for detailed information on State Authorization and Professional Licensure disclosures.   

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

 

Student Outcome Information

Student outcome information is based on full-time students in Master’s and Doctoral/Professional graduate programs, as well as undergraduate Nursing program.

You can review the CU Anschutz Student Outcome Dashboard for program graduation and retention rates, as well as outcomes by gender and ethnicity.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is provided on an annual basis to all CU Anschutz students, faculty, staff and visitors in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, and is part of the University’s ongoing effort to inform you of the safety programs and services available and the steps you can take to maintain your safety and the security of others. The report also includes institutional policies on campus security and policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes and other matters.

The report can be accessed at CU Anschutz Medical Campus Security and Fire Safety Report.

You may also request a paper copy of the report from the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Police Department at 12454 E. 19th Place, Building 407, Aurora, CO 80045 or by contacting the Clery Compliance Manager at clery@cuanschutz.edu or 303-724-2215 or frances.norton@cuanschutz.edu

Should you have any questions regarding the Clery Act, or the contents of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report, please contact the Clery Compliance Manager.

Emergency Notification System

Communication plays a critical role before, during, and after any emergency or disaster. CU Anschutz will immediately notify the Campus Community upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation occurring on the campus that poses an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, faculty, staff, or visitors. The CU Anschutz Emergency Notification System is often referred to as, “CU Alerts!”.

CU Anschutz may utilize one or more of the following methods to disseminate emergency messaging to the campus community (as dictated by the incident):

  • Text - Enter your cellphone number (as a “cellular” device) in UCDAccess for text alerts
  • Email
  • University-owned computer desktop pop-up notification
  • Social media
  • CU Denver | CU Anschutz Emergency Information Line 877-INFO-070 (877-463-6070)
  • In-building public address systems
  • Posted notices in key locations throughout the campus

​F​inancial Assistance Information

Contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office

  • If you have questions related to information provided in the financial assistance information section, please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office.

Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance is the estimated cost of attending the university for one academic year. This amount includes the following:

Direct Costs: Expenses the student/family pays to the college.

  • ​​Tuition – Charges assessed for classes
  • Fees – Charges assessed for other college services

Indirect Costs: Expenses incurred as a result of attendance that the student/family may pay to a third party (merchant, landlord, etc.) other than the college.

  • ​​​​Estimated living expense - allowance for rent, utilities, and food for off-campus living
  • ​​Estimated transportation costs
  • ​​Estimated books and supplies
  • ​​Miscellaneous costs

Code of Conduct for Education Loans

Disbursement of books and supplies policy for Pell eligible students

  • All Pell eligible students who have been awarded financial aid at least seven days before the beginning of the term, who have registered for courses, and whose awarded aid is in excess of charges billed by the university for those courses, may use their excess funds to purchase books and supplies.
  • Students should be aware that enrolling at a lesser status than the enrollment status used to award aid may require that the award be adjusted to match the new enrollment status, which will lower any excess aid amount. Changes to enrollment status after the disbursement of funds may result changes in eligibility for financial aid. Changes in eligibility can result in the return of aid funds, which can reduce a student's financial aid award, and create a balance owed on a student's CU Denver account.
  • If you were awarded a Federal Pell Grant award at least seven days prior to the start of the term and have not yet received the projected excess aid funds by the first day of the term, please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office for assistance.

Entrance Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers

  • Before receiving your first Federal Direct Loan, the U.S. Department of Education requires that you complete the online Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) at StudentAid.gov. Loan Entrance Counseling provides information about student loans to ensure you are a well-informed borrower.
  • The counseling covers your rights and responsibilities, interest rates, repayment options, and the consequences of default or not repaying your loan. The MPN is your promise to repay this loan and contains the terms and conditions of the loan, as well as repayment information.

Exit Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers​

  • Exit counseling provides important information you need to prepare to repay your federal student loan(s).
  • If you have received a subsidized, unsubsidized or PLUS loan under the Direct Loan Program, you must complete exit counseling each time you drop below half-time enrollment, graduate, or otherwise leave school at StudentAid.gov.

Financial Aid Information

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

  • Visit StudentAid.gov to view information about the federal loans you have borrowed and Federal Grants you have received. The site displays information on outstanding loan balances, loan statuses and disbursements. CU Denver is required to inform borrowers that federal loans will be submitted to NSLDS and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system.

Tuition Refund Policy

  • Please contact the Bursar’s Office if you have questions about the tuition refund policy. 

Requirements for Withdrawal

Return of Title IV (federal) Financial Aid

  • Your aid may be revised and/or you may be required to repay all or a portion of the aid you received if you:
    • Withdr​aw from some or all of your courses
    • Stop attending classes
    • Enroll for less than half-time status, or
    • Fail to begin​ attendance in one or more courses

Please read the information provided on the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office’s Return to Title IV Funds Policy – Withdrawing (Dropping All of Your Courses) webpage.

Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

  • The Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended (HEA) suspends aid eligibility for students who have been convicted under federal or state law of the sale or possession of drugs, if the offense occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, and/or work-study). If you have a conviction(s) for these offenses, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).
  • If you have lost federal student aid eligibility due to a drug conviction, you can regain eligibility if you pass two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program that complies with criteria established by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • For more information on the impact of a drug conviction on federal student aid eligibility see the Federal Student Aid Students with Criminal Convictions page.