Many Colorado high school students have been given the opportunity to attend UCCS to earn college credits before they graduate from high school. These students enjoy the benefits of being treated like a college student, but the cost of these college classes cannot go unnoticed. So, it is important that you, the student, take the time to understand the billing process for the UCCS courses you are taking.
First, you must determine what arrangement your high school follows regarding payment of tuition and fees at UCCS. Talk to a guidance counselor at the student's high school to find out which "Group" the high school follows. The billing options are described:
- GROUP 1 - Direct Payment by High School. There are a select few school districts that have already arranged for the tuition of their students to be directly billed to the school district. For most of these students, the mandatory semester fees charged at UCCS are NOT paid by the district, and must be paid out-of-pocket by the student/student's guardian before the final payment deadline (see Billing Overview).
- GROUP 2 - Reimbursement of Out-of-Pocket Payments by the High School (Most Common). Most high schools will reimburse the student at the end of the semester (with transcripts and an itemized billing statement). The student will have to pay out-of-pocket before the semester starts. Payment plans are available (see Billing Overview). Once the bill is paid-in-full --and after the census date has passed-- the student must request an itemized statement from UCCS to submit to the high school for reimbursement. If you cannot pay in full at the beginning of the semester, you must enroll in a deferred payment option as described in the Billing Overview.
- GROUP 3 - No Assistance from High School. In some cases, your high school may not offer any assistance for UCCS courses. These students will be obligated to pay the full cost of their college courses before the semester begins or enroll in a deferred payment plan as described in the Billing Overview.
If you have to pay the full cost of tuition out-of-pocket (Group 2 and 3), you can select "Estimate Your Bill" above.
If you are in Group 1, and the high school district is not paying UCCS's mandatory student fees (only tuition), select "Estimate Your Bill" above, to see a listing of the mandatory student fees.
Payment plans are available for those students that have to pay their bill out-of-pocket. To see the available payment plans and the additional fees, visit the Billing Overview.
** If you need more assistance, you must contact a representative from your high school to determine their policy. **