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Bear ID: 1234567 Amount Due: $X.XX Billing Date: August 4, 2024
Student Name: Joe Student   Due Date: September 4, 2024
Term Date Description Charges Credits
202450 2024-08 A/R Refund to Student $XX.XX  
  2024-08 New Enrollment Student Success Fee $XX.XX  
  2024-08 Student Services Fee $XX.XX  
  2024-08 LEAF Fee $XX.XX  
  2024-08 Capital Fee $XX.XX  
  2024-08 Technology Fee $XX.XX  
  2024-08 Health Insurance $XX.XX  
  2024-08 Tuition Resident Undergraduate $XX.XX  
  2024-08 Differential Tuition Business $XX.XX  
  2024-08 Program Fee $XX.XX  
  2024-08 BIO 110 Course Fee $XX.XX  
  2024-08 ESCI 265 Participation Fee $XX.XX  
  2024-08 APCE 616 Assessment Fee $XX.XX  
  2024-08 EDSE 329 Supervision Fee $XX.XX  
  2024-08 Parking Permit $XX.XX  
  2024-08 Library Fine $XX.XX  
  2024-08 Graduation Fee Undergrad $XX.XX  
  2024-08 Health Insurance Waiver $XX.XX  
  2024-08 Turner Room Contract $XX.XX  
  2024-08 Dining Contract Charge $XX.XX  
  2024-08 College Opportunity Fnd Stipnd   $XX.XX
  2024-08 Enrollment Confirmation Deposit   $XX.XX
  2024-08 Need Based Grant   $XX.XX
  2024-08 Plus Loan   $XX.XX
  2024-08 Pell Grant   $XX.XX
  2024-08 Stafford Subsidized   $XX.XX
  2024-08 Provost Freshman   $XX.XX
  Future Balance: $XX.XX Total Due: $XX.XX


By registering for courses I understand that I am responsible for tuition and other fees associated with these courses. I must follow procedures for formal add/drop and withdrawal of the University and non-attendance does not relieve me of my charges. I understand that if my account becomes delinquent, I will be liable for service charges, collections costs and legal fees. Please review the Statement of Financial Responsibility for additional information at http://www.unco.edu/bursar/your-account/.

Your payment is due in full. If full amount is not paid, a 1.5% service charge will be assessed on unpaid billing charges.

UNC has a monthly pay plan which allows you to pay your bill in easy monthly installments rather than in one lump sum. This plan includes your tuition, room and board, and all university fees. More information on this plan can be found at the following websites:

     http://www.unco.edu/bursar/pdf/Bear_Pay_English.pdf        http://www.unco.edu/bursar/pdf/Bear_Pay_Spanish.pdf

Additional billing information, including information on student health insurance, financial aid, Arlington Park rent, billing rights, and various University department phone numbers can be found at http://www.unco.edu/bursar/.

Due Date:
Your payment is due in full. If full amount is not paid a 1.5% service charge will be assessed on unpaid billed charges. For payment deadlines, please see Bursar’s calendar.
Previous Balance:
Any balance brought forward from prior bill or semester.
Designates the term that these charges apply to. The first four digits are the year and the last two digits are 10 – interim term, 30 – spring term, 40 – summer term, and 50 – fall term. So 202450 is the fall term of 2024.
Tuition varies according to residency and graduate or undergraduate status. Tuition may appear on more than one line when a student has adjusted his/her class schedule, i.e., adding or dropping classes.
Differential Tuition:
Differential tuition will be charged for non-Liberal Arts Core (LAC) courses in Sciences/SES/Art, Business, Nursing, Music, Theatre and Dance. Students will not pay differential tuition on any LAC courses.
Program Fee:
Program specific fees augment funding of the delivery of high cost programs (Music, Theatre, and Art in CPVA and the Nursing Program in NHS). Expenses covered include, but are not limited to, supplies, repair and replacement of instruments, equipment.
Mandatory fees each semester.
Student Capital Fee:
The Student Capital Fee supports bonded facility debt service and facility operations as well as capital repair and replacement. Per credit hour charges are assessed for credits enrolled in from 1 through 10.
Student Services Fee:
Student approved fees for a variety of student services including the Recreation Center, Counseling Center, clubs, student activities and athletics. Per credit hour charges are assessed for credits enrolled in from 1 to 10.
The Student Leadership for Environmental Action Fund (Student LEAF) is intended to move the campus community toward a sustainability-minded culture. This fund finances environmental improvements in campus infrastructure and educational initiatives. Student LEAF is managed by a committee led by students, staff and faculty representation. A student fee of $1 per credit hour up to 10 credit hours each semester (up to $20 per a traditional academic year) sustains the fund. The savings generated from the projects are being reinvested in ways that are directly visible to the student body. To be eligible, projects must seek to improve campus resource efficiency, strengthen the community, and provide practical career experiences for students. For example, a project might be proposed to fund and/or include academic involvement in developing a highly efficient irrigation system.
Technology Fee:
Used for equipping new smart classrooms, staffing and maintaining computer labs, and providing students access to academic software.

Other Fees:

New Enrollment Student Success Fee:
One-time non-refundable $260 “Student Success Fee” which is charged to all new students, whether first-time or transfer. This covers programs and services that are critical to a student’s successful transition to an academic career at UNC.
One of the most obvious components to a successful transition is our orientation program. The program includes learning about UNC resources, hearing expectations as member of the institution, meeting with faculty and staff, selecting courses, and registering for classes.
Other components include:
advising related to a student’s academic goals, aptitudes and career goals ( which is different than faculty advising about specific courses to take) on-going assessment and development of programs that are specifically designed to help students effectively navigate the transition from the mode of learning at a high school or community college and the mode of learning necessary to be successful at a University.
Examples include the development of the University 101 first year seminar and appropriate placement in foundational courses like math and English.
Course Fees:
Charged to underwrite in whole or in part the costs of consumable supplies in a laboratory or classroom including the replacement of specialized non-capital (under $5,000) laboratory equipment. These fees are primarily for science, art and theatre.
Supervision Fees:
Charged to cover the costs of faculty travel and related expenses for supervision of clinical, student teaching and similar courses. These are primarily for Education and Behavioral Sciences practicums and observations, and Nursing clinical courses at off-site locations.
Participation Fees:
Charged for courses where the amount of the fee is passed through to a vendor for the use of specialized facilities or services. This may also cover costs associated with field trips required for the course. Examples include ski passes and archaeology field trips.
Assessment Fees:
Charged to cover the costs of third party tests. The fee is passed through to an external vendor. These are primarily used in applied psychology and special education courses where students are learning to administer and interpret tests as part of their curriculum.
Online Course Fees:
Assessed on online courses. Pay for adjunct cost resulting from increased course sections and smaller class sizes; it also funds instructional designers, development and training to enhance online course offerings.
Health Insurance:
The student health insurance premium is a pass through by our current insurance provider. Student health insurance is mandatory for all students registered for 9 or more credit hours, but can be waived by providing proof of comparable insurance before the 10th day of classes every fall semester. If the student health insurance is purchased for the academic year, summer is covered as well.
Health Insurance Waiver:
The student health insurance premium is a pass through by our current insurance provider. Student health insurance is mandatory for all students registered for 9 or more credit hours, but can be waived by providing proof of comparable insurance before the 10th day of classes every fall semester. If the student health insurance is purchased for the academic year, summer is covered as well.
Parking Charges:
Parking permits can be added to the student bill. Parking fines will also be applied to the students account. Questions regarding these charges should be directed to Parking Services 970-351-1971.
Library Charges:
Library fines and lost library book charges can be added to the student bill. Questions regarding these charges should be directed to the Library at 970-351-2671.
Graduation Fee Undergrad:
A one-time fee is assessed by the Registrar’s Office upon completion of an application to graduate. This fee is non-refundable and is used to cover final processing of graduates, diploma expenses, and commencement ceremony expenses. Questions regarding this fee should be directed to Undergraduate Graduation at (970) 351-4862, option #3. There is also a Graduation Fee for graduate students and questions regarding this fee should be directed to the Graduate School at (970) 351-2831.
Room Charges:
Rates can vary depending on residence hall. Questions regarding these charges should be directed to Residence Life 970-351-2721.
Dining Charges:
Rates can vary depending upon meal plan. Questions regarding these charges should be directed to Dining Services 970-351-2721.
A/R Refund to Student:
This is the amount that is being refunded to you from a balance left over after financial aid has been applied to your student bill and your currently billed charges have been paid. If you have direct deposit set up, your refund will automatically go to your checking account. You may set up direct deposit at the Card Office, located in the University Center 970-351-2821. You may contact the Cashier’s Office at 970-351-4UNC.
College Opportunity Fund:
Colorado undergraduate residents are eligible. If the student has applied and authorized, $116 per credit hour will appear on the statement.
Enrollment Confirmation Deposit:
The University of Northern Colorado requires a $200 nonrefundable enrollment confirmation deposit to finalize your admission and secure your space in the incoming class. We encourage you to confirm your space immediately. The enrollment confirmation deposit is not a fee. The $200 applies directly to your student bill the first semester you enroll at UNC.
General Financial Aid Information:
Financial aid can be made up of grants, scholarships and loans. A positive amount in the credit column indicates aid was posted to your student account. A negative amount in the credit column indicates that aid was reversed off your student account. This can happen due to reversed hours, changes in financial status, etc. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 970-351-4UNC for more information. Current interest rate information on loans can be found at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans/interest-rates#rates
Need Based Grant:
UNC Need Based Grant/UNC 1889 Founders Grant-Free monies to the student from UNC. Available to full time students with financial need. Priority given to resident undergraduate students.
DL Plus Loan:
Federal Direct Parent PLUS/Grad PLUS Loan – Borrowed by the parent of a dependent student, or by a graduate student, and not based on financial need. This fixed interest rate loan is subject to change by the U.S. Congress and the amount is limited to the cost of attendance minus other aid.
Pell Grant:
Federal Pell Grant – Free monies to the student. Available to undergraduates who meet federal eligibility. Offered amount reflects full time status. Payment is adjusted based upon enrolled hours (12+ = full time, 9-11 = three quarter time, 6-8 = half time, 1-5 = less than half time).
DL Stafford Subsidized:
Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan: Loan based on demonstrated financial need. The lender is the federal government. The interest rate is subject to change by the U.S. Congress.
Provost Freshman:
Free Scholarship monies to the student. Automatically offered to student with a high school GPA of at least 3.4 for Fall 2021.
Future Due:
Balance for any items that are not currently due. 

General Billing Information

For more information on how to pay your bill, where to pay your bill, information on our paperless eBill student billing system and a copy of the Student Account Agreement please visit the Bursar Office's Web site.

Withdrawing from the University

A student may withdraw completely from the University through the 12th week of the semester. Students must start the process at the Registrar’s Office. Depending upon the date the withdrawal is initiated, a percentage of tuition and fees may be assessed. Click for detailed information from the Registrar's web site.