Student Consumer Information
The following list provides an overview of the information that the University of Northern Colorado and other U.S. institutions of higher education are required to provide to current and prospective students, parents, and employees so that they may make informed decisions about post-secondary education.
The list provides links to other departmental sites that disclose specific information that is in compliance with The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA). For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, please call the appropriate office or visit the indicated websites.
- Accreditation and Affiliation
Accreditation and Affiliation
Since 1916, the University of Northern Colorado has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Learn more about HLC here.
Specialized accreditation is held by numerous UNC academic programs.
For more information on various academic programs which currently have special accreditation, please see our catalog.
- Campus Safety and Security
Campus Safety and Security
In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online to view and/or download. A paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes, and Title IX investigations. As required by HEA, the Missing Persons policy can be found within this report.
Information about our:
- Emergency Response Plan
- Emergency Alert System
- Housing and Residential Education and Emergency Program
- Campus Safety Resources
Information concerning student misconduct may be found in the Student Code of Conduct located on the Dean of Students website.
A majority of information regarding UNC security, annual security report and crime statistics, and Timely Warning Policy can be found at the UNC Police website.
- Career and Job Placement Services
Career and Job Placement Services
The purpose of Career Services is to deliver quality professional growth opportunities for career related and educational goals.
Find Your Career Path
Information on educational programs leading to professional licensure can be found here.
- Copyright Infringement
Copyright Infringement - Policies and Sanctions (including Computer Use and File Sharing)
This site provides comprehensive information about the use of copyrighted materials.
- Copyright Basics
- Academic Misconduct
- Graduate Student Information/Forms
- Graduate Student Policies/Procedures
Policies and Sanctions regarding copyright can be found in the Student Code of Conduct.
The Cyber Security team at UNC manages the information used by and through the university to ensure personal and universal security. From scanned emails to firewall parameters, and software encryption to virus protection, the security team ensures that the university can operate efficiently and safely at all times.
Peer-to-Peer File Sharing for Students
Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject students to civil and criminal liabilities. Violation of federal copyright laws may result in monetary penalties of up to $150,000 and up to 10 years in prison (18 U.S. Code 2319).
- Cost of Attendance
Cost of Attendance
This site presents an overview of the costs associated with attending UNC, including tuition, fees and room and board. Further financial information may be found at the Bursar's Office website.
Wondering what an education at the University of Northern Colorado will cost? By answering a few easy questions, the Financial Aid Net Cost Calculator will give you an estimate of costs and let you know if you possibly qualify for grants and loans. Please keep in mind that the estimate is based upon the information that you have provided. Please, do not rule out attending college before talking to a UNC admissions counselor or financial aid advisor.
- Disability Resource Center
Disability Resource Center
Disability Resource Center mission is to develop a partnership with students, faculty and staff to assist in creating an accessible university community, where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of the educational environment.
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
The University Counseling Center oversees the Center for Peer Education. CPE is dedicated to educating student peers about many issues including alcohol, drugs, tobacco and mental health.
- Prevention Education and Advocacy Services
- Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) UNC Annual Notification
- DFSCA Biennial Review
- Educational Programs
This site provides access to current and past university catalogs that contain Undergraduate and Graduate information and policies, Liberal Arts Core information, descriptions of colleges, schools, and individual departments; and degree requirements, course descriptions, and faculty listings.
Information on educational programs leading to professional licensure can be found here.
- FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
This site explains your rights with respect to your educational records as outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
- Financial Aid Information
Financial Aid Information
The Office of Financial Aid connects you and your family to financial solutions such as Grants, Scholarships, Student Employment and loans to help you bridge the gap between what you can afford to pay for your college expenses and the cost of attending.
- Code of Conduct for Education Loans
- Department of Education Loan Information
- Disbursement for Books
- Entrance Counseling
- Exit Counseling
- National Student Loan Data System
- Private Loan Disclosure
- Self-Certification Form
- Student Loan Options
- Study Abroad
Requirements for Withdrawal, Refund Policy and return of Federal Financial Aid
The withdrawal page includes everything you'll need to know if you need or want to withdraw from your courses during a semester, including information about deadlines and rules, refund assessment schedules, and the financial aid withdrawal policy. More information about Financial Aid may be found on the Office of Financial Aid's website.
UNC does not utilize an approved lender list.
- Graduation and Retention Rates
- Immunization Requirements
Colorado law and State Health Department regulations require all students, undergraduate and graduate, enrolled in colleges and universities to submit proof of immunization.
- Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity
in Athletics Disclosure Act)
Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)
In compliance with U.S. Department of Education requirements, data on athletic program participation rates and financial support may be found at this site.
- Placement for Graduates: Jobs and Further Education
Placement for Graduates: Jobs and Further Education
UNC surveys recent graduates each year to obtain information about career and graduate education placement.
UNC Alumni Placement Reports:
- Student Activities
UNC offers 120+ clubs and organizations that cover everything from music to politics, hobbies to sports. Check out what is available!
- Student Bill of Rights
Student Bill of Rights
The General Assembly implemented the Student Bill of Rights (C.R.S. 23-1-125) to assure that students enrolled in public institutions of higher education have the rights outlined in this document.
- Student Equity and Diversity
Student Equity and Diversity
UNC is dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive learning community where diversity of thought and culture is respected, intellectual freedom is preserved, and equal opportunity is afforded to every University community member.
- Teacher Preparation Report
Teacher Preparation Report
Here you will find information about the data we collect on our teacher candidates and graduates.
- Textbook Information
Textbook information may be found through the student Ursa account or directly from the UNC bookstore.
- Transfer of Credit Policies, Transfer Guide and Articulation Agreements
Transfer of Credit Policies, Transfer Guide and Articulation Agreements
Transfer Evaluations occur automatically when your application for admission is completed. This evaluation is a two-phase process and will include review by the Office of Admissions and Academic Department.
The Transfer Guide is designed to assist students transferring to the University of Northern Colorado and shows the transferability of courses from Colorado public community colleges to UNC. It includes but is not limited to Guaranteed Pathway (gtP) courses determined by the State of Colorado.
Statewide Articulation Guides are agreements between the public two-year and four-year colleges and universities in the State of Colorado. These agreements indicate which courses from the two-year colleges will transfer to four-year colleges/universities as part of a particular bachelor’s degree program.
- Transfer-out Rates
Retention, graduation and transfer-out rates may be found on the College Navigator website.
Graduation and Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid may be found on the NCAA Research webpage.
- Veterans Services
The University of Northern Colorado is committed to the success of our Veteran and military family students. On this page you will find information about the GI Bill, university resources, Colorado residency, and the Veterans Services program.
- Voter Registration
The University Center will be a Weld County polling location, so if your legal residence is also in Weld County, you can vote here at UNC.
To be eligible to register a person must:
- Have been a resident of Colorado for at least 30 days PRIOR to election date
- Be at least 18 years of age on or before the Election Date
- Be a legal citizen of the U.S.
State of Colorado Voter Registration Information