Tuition and Fees

ACCESS and Summer Session Nondegree Student Fees

Any student enrolled in the ACCESS program or Summer Session as a nondegree student will be assessed full mandatory fees per the campus fee schedule. These fees give students access to the RTD bus system and other campus services.

If you do not plan to utilize the resources covered by student fees, you may follow the instructions on this page to waive the majority of your fees. Even if you waive fees, you still may retain access Counseling and Psychiatric Services if you send an email to to opt back into two specific fees: the Student Health Fee and Mental Health Resource Fee.

If you have questions about student fees, please contact the Continuing Education Bursar’s Office at or 303-492-2212 for assistance.

Please note that the Board of Regents reserves the right to change the fee rate at any time.

MSOL Student Fees

Fees associated with the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program are outlined in detail on the MSOL Program Tuition Rates & Fees page. These fees cannot be waived.

CE Evening Credit and CE Online Credit Student Fees

Denver-metro area nondegree students enrolled in CE Evening Credit or CE Online Credit courses may elect to purchase an optional student fee packages to obtain additional resources. Main campus degree-seeking students enrolled in a combination of main campus and CE Evening Credit / CE Online Credit courses do not need to opt in or pay additional fees. However, main campus degree-seeking students exclusively enrolled in CE Evening Credit and CE Online Credit courses will be charged the student fees package if enrolled in 6 or more credits.

Complete the student fee package request form. Please see the rates below for the current cost of the student fee package before submitting your request. You can call 303-492-2212 with questions or for more information.

Payment is required at the time the student fee package is purchased. In addition, students must also purchase a BuffOne ID card. BuffOne cards can be purchased for $30 in room N180 of the Center for Community (C4C), just east of Regent Hall. Visit for more information.

Fees for Fall 2020-Spring 2021

The 2020-2021 cost is $488.69 per semester and includes the Student Activity Fee, Bikes Program Fee, Transit Fee, Career Service Fee, and access to the Student Recreation Center. Students can elect to pay an additional $28.50 to support intercollegiate athletics.

Fees Waiver

Nondegree students may be able to waive all student fees except for the computing fee and A&S technology fee by completing the online fee waiver form.

Instructions for Fees Waiver

  1. Pay your bill by the published due date excluding the student activity fee.
  2. Complete and submit the online fee waiver form by the deadline for the appropriate term.
    • Spring 2021 deadline: Feb 26, 2021
  3. Within one week of submitting your petition, login to Buff Portal to verify your account balance.

You will receive an email confirmation when your form has been successfully submitted, and another when your waiver has been processed.

Contact Continuing Education with questions by calling 303-492-2212.

Student Health Insurance

Fall and Spring

Continuing Education students who are enrolled for credit courses may be eligible to purchase health insurance through Wardenburg Health Center, the on-campus healthcare provider. Students must also purchase the optional student fees (for the bus pass, recreation center, etc.) in order to enroll in health insurance. For eligibility requirements, deadlines, and more information visit the Health and Wellness Services website or call 303-492-5107.

Some students may be automatically enrolled in the CU Gold Health Insurance Plan, and additional student fees will be assessed. During the fall and spring semesters students are automatically enrolled if they are:

  • a degree-seeking student,
  • enrolled in at least one Continuing Education course, and
  • enrolled in 6 or more credits as an undergraduate or enrolled in 1 or more credits as a graduate student.

You may also be eligible for an alternative plan. Contact a Continuing Education Academic Advisor for more information.


Students enrolled in a health insurance plan for the spring semester are also covered during the summer.

New summer students are not automatically enrolled in an insurance plan, but have the opportunity to purchase coverage at the Wardenburg Health Center by July 1. Payment is due at enrollment.

Waiving Health Insurance Fees

Students automatically enrolled in the CU Gold SHIP during the fall and spring semesters may waive the health insurance plan and fees via Buff Portal. Look for the Student Health Insurance card to get started.

Visit the Health and Wellness Services website for insurance deadlines and additional information.

The last day to waive/add health insurance for Spring 2021 is February 12, 2021.

If you waive the insurance plan, you are not eligible for the student fee package for the bus pass, recreation center, etc. For more information, contact the accounting department at 303-492-2212 or

Now that you’ve selected your favorite Continuing Education courses, email or print the information, including class number, to more easily search Buff Portal and enroll. Still have questions? Contact an advisor.


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