Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Student Fees

General University, student and health service fees are committed to support essential student activities and programs, the health service record requirements and the Student Representative Council. Every student must pay these fees each semester, whether or not they make use of the privileges and activities underwritten by the fees.

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Other Fees

In addition to general tuition and fees, and room and board rates for students who choose to purchase those services, a number of other fees have been established by the Board of Trustees. Such fees assessed for employment opportunity assistance services, transcripts, etc., refer to for more information.


By applying for admission, registering for classes or allowing charges to be added to their account, the student represents to UNC that they have the intention and ability to pay and they promise to pay for all charges placed on their account as well as any service charges or collection fees, if any, that may be due.

The University of Northern Colorado uses a secure electronic billing (e-billing) system. The student will receive notification of an available electronic bill (e-bill) via an e-mail sent to their university-assigned e-mail (BearMail) address. E-bill notifications will be sent only to the student unless the student has added an authorized user to their student account and the authorized user has submitted a valid e-mail address for receipt of e-bill notifications. Payment is due on or before the Payment Due Date shown on the electronic bill. Failure by a student or an authorized user to check e-bill availability will not constitute valid grounds for waiving late-payment penalties or registration, grade, diploma or transcript holds.

Payments from Financial Aid will be automatically posted to the student’s UNC bill. Any excess funds will be deposited to the student's checking account or a check will be generated for pick up by the student.

A service charge of 1.5% of the unpaid balance will be added to the student’s account if payment is not received in the Cashier’s Office by the due date. Service charges are figured on the student’s account by applying the service charge rate to the previous balance owed at the billing date minus any credits made to the account during the previous billing cycle. The annual percentage rate (APR) that corresponds to this service charge is 18%.

The University will accept payment on the student’s account by cash, check, money order, bank wire, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, direct payment through financial aid and through the Credit Available for Student Employees at UNC (CASE-UNC). To learn more about the CASE-UNC plan please contact the Office of Student Employment in Carter Hall. Check or cash payments are accepted in person at the Cashier’s Office in the Campus Commons. Payments can also be made with MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, check (ACH), or bank wire through the Web. Credit card payments will be charged a 2.85% convenience fee. This fee goes to our bank processor and not to UNC.  Visit our website:

The University of Northern Colorado will not register a student, release a diploma, provide a transcript, or supply employment opportunity assistance and other University services to any student or former student who has an outstanding financial obligation to the University other than a loan that is not yet due or on which payments are up-to-date. Also, failure to pay a financial obligation to the University when it is due may result in the student’s account being placed with a collection agency and such action reported to a credit bureau. In addition, the student’s account may be charged legally allowable collection fees and attorney fees needed to collect or enforce the student’s indebtedness.

Registration Cancellation. The last day to drop all advance registered classes, without being assessed a fee, is the last day of the drop period ( for more information). When applicable, the student will also pay the new enrollment fee and housing deposit.

Fees for Course Withdrawals. The last date to withdraw from individual courses is the Friday prior to Final Exam week for full semester courses. The respective full semester course withdrawal deadline is published on the Office of the Registrar website. Special/short-semester course withdrawal deadlines are published on the Office of the Registrar website.

Changes in tuition, fees, and other charges can occur during the Add and Drop periods if the individual credit hours change. After the Drop deadline, no changes in tuition and fees will occur.

Students who choose to withdraw from all of their courses must do so by the respective withdrawal date(s) published on the Office of the Registrar website.

NOTE: 100% of non-refundable fees will be assessed. These fees include graduation, health insurance, housing damages, ID card replacement, lab equipment not returned, lost athletic equipment, lost library books and fines, parking fines, returned check service charges, unpaid cash advances, etc. Some federally funded aid programs mandate a different withdrawal computation.

All amounts owed to the University are due and payable as of the date of the withdrawal. Only charges for room and board may be pro-rated based on the date of the withdrawal.

If a more complete explanation of the above policies is required or if individual circumstances warrant review, the student should contact the Bursar’s Office.