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Student Financial Aid Consumer Information

February 28, 2011

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.

Find Helpful Information

Most of the information is available in either the University catalog or on the University’s website (

  • Catalogs are available at the University Bookstore or at
  • If you are a financial aid recipient, “Your Financial Aid Guide” information booklet for 2010-2011 is available on our website 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.

Specific Topics

1. Your Rights under FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act – Buckley Amendment)

Information Included: The rights students have regarding their educational records

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

2. Process for Applying for Financial Aid

Information Included: Steps for applying for financial aid and notification

Information Location: Student Financial Services website;

3. 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, and loan repayment information

Information Location: “Your Financial Aid Guide”;

4. Federal Family Education Loan(FFEL)/Direct Loan deferments for Peace Corps or Volunteer Service

Information Included: Deferments available for service in Peace Corps, Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, and community service for tax-exempt organizations

Information Location: (search for Deferment Requirements, and select the “Peace Corps Deferment Requirements” link)

5. 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, study abroad, etc.

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

6. 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:

7. 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:

8. Completion/Graduation Rate of Students

Information Included: The completion/graduation rates at Colorado State University

Information Location: (select either Student Retention Studies or Degrees Awarded)

9. 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: (select 2010 Graduation Survey)

10. 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 withdraw 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 aid will be cancelled because the student never began attendance.

Information Location: (select Applying for Financial Aid, Financial Aid Eligibility, Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy)

Contact: Student Financial Services
Phone: (970) 491-6321