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Students

Student Financial Aid Consumer Information

July 8, 2013

Student Financial Services is sending you this message which includes the location of information you may find helpful while you are attending Colorado State University Summer 2013.

Find helpful information

Most of the information is available in either the online University catalog or on the University’s website (www.colostate.edu).

  • Catalog information is available at www.catalog.colostate.edu
  • If you are a financial aid recipient, “Your Financial Aid Guide” information booklet for 2012-2013 is available on our website sfs.colostate.edu. This information booklet contains general financial aid information that we publish each year.

If you would like a paper copy of any of this information, or if you have any further questions, contact Student Financial Services at (970) 491-6321.

Specific topics

1. Colorado State University General Information

Information included: Information related to tuition/fees and other costs, withdrawal from the University, refund policy, current degree programs and faculty/staff, facilities, student services, accrediting agencies, copyright infringement, study abroad, etc.

Information location: Colorado State University catalog; www.catalog.colostate.edu, Financial Services, Degree Programs, University Facilities, Student Services, The University; Values, Mission, Goals, and International Programs.

2. Your Rights under FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act – Buckley Amendment)

Information included: The rights students have regarding their educational records

Information location: Colorado State University catalog; www.catalog.colostate.edu (select Policies and Guiding Principles, and scroll down to Students’ Rights Regarding Their Educational Records)

3. Process for Registering to Vote

Information included: Websites for registering to vote for local, state and federal elections.

Information location:
Federal Elections Voter Registration- www.eac.gov/voter_resources/register_to_vote.aspx

State by State Elections Voter Registration- www.eac.gov/voter_resources/contact_your_state.aspx

Larimer County Elections Voter Registration- www.larimer.org/elections/registration.htm

4. Process for Applying for Financial Aid

Information included: Steps for applying for financial aid and notification

Information location: Student Financial Services website; www.sfs.colostate.edu/applyingforfinancialaid/

5. Information Regarding Financial Assistance

Information included: Description of all financial aid programs available through Colorado State University, rights and responsibilities of students receiving aid, how financial aid is paid, financial aid refunds, employment information, loan repayment information and verification of attendance for federal aid.

Information location: “Your Financial Aid Guide”; www.sfs.colostate.edu

6. Federal Student Loan Information

Information included: Available student loans, entrance counseling, master promissory note, repayment, deferment, and consolidation.

Information location:Federal Student Aid website; www.studentaid.ed.gov/types/loans

7. Financial Aid Policy for Unofficial Withdrawals

Information included: Students who leave the University and do not formally withdraw will be assigned grades of “F” (failure) or “U” (unsatisfactory). Additionally, recipients of federal aid who never begin attendance or who unofficially withdrew from the university will have federal aid adjusted based on the date of the latest academic event in which the student participated. If no academic event can be documented, 100% of federal, state and institutional aid will be cancelled because the student never began attendance.

Information location: www.sfs.colostate.edu (select Applying for Financial Aid, Student Policies and Information, and Withdrawal)

8. Purchasing Textbook Information

Information included: Options for reserving, buying or renting textbooks and comparison shopping

Information location: www.bookstore.colostate.edu/

9. Resources for Individuals with Disabilities

Information included: Campus and other resources for individuals with disabilities, and rights and responsibilities for current and prospective students with disabilities

Information location: www.rds.colostate.edu/students.aspx

10. Colorado State University Security Policies and Crime Statistics

Information included: Annual safety report and alcohol/drug policy, crime statistics, and the University emergency operations plan

Information location: www.police.colostate.edu/pages/clery-act.aspx11

11. Retention & Completion/Graduation Rate of Students

Information included: The retention & completion/graduation rates at Colorado State University

Information location: www.ir.colostate.edu (select Student Success and Graduation Rates and/or Persistence Rates)

12. Placement Rates of Graduates

Information included: Information from each college on percentages employed at graduation by major, employers, average salaries and graduate schools/programs

Information location: www.career.colostate.edu/Students/MajorAndCareerExploration.OccupationalInformation.aspx (select the most recent graduation survey)


Contact: Student Financial Services
E-mail: sfserv@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-6321