Payment Options for Traditional Undergraduates

Payment Information and Deadlines

Payment or payment arrangements for all charges for tuition, fees, and room and board for the fall and spring semesters must be made before the beginning of the term, or students risk de-registration from semester courses. If the student resides on campus, they may be asked to vacate their apartment.

CCU correspondence with students is primarily through email. Students are responsible for keeping their email contact information up-to-date and checking their email regularly for information regarding their CCU account. Students can access their billing statements online through their Self-Service account. In Self-Service, please click on "Account Activity" to view your account summary, including tuition and fee charges, pending financial aid, and payment history. You can also view your statement of account and make payments on an outstanding balance.

Students may grant permission to parents or other individuals to access their student account statement and activity and make payments directly to CCU. For detailed instructions on how to designate a Proxy to access your student account, please see the Proxy information page.

CUS students receive an email notification regarding their billing statement. E-Billing allows students to access their billing statements online rather than waiting for paper bills. E-Bills are CCU’s official method of billing as no paper statements are produced or mailed. For more information, please review the E-Bill web page.

Payment Deadlines

  • Fall Term — August 1
  • Spring Term — December 15
  • Winter Term — Upon Registration
  • Summer Term — Upon Registration

Financial Aid and payment plans cannot be used for the winter term. In limited cases, financial aid may be available for the summer term when enrolling for six or more credit hours. Failure to make payments as scheduled will result in finance charges assessed on the outstanding balance.

Payment Options

Students can select from a number of different payment methods.

Automatic Monthly Payment Plan

Through TouchNet, students may set up an automatic monthly payment plan to pay their student charges evenly divided over a set number of months, depending upon when enrolled in the plan. The payments are taken out of a checking or savings account on the 15th of every month until the balance is paid in full. The maximum number of months that can be used for the plan each semester is six months; July – December for the fall semester and January - June for the spring semester.

Students set up the payment plan in their Self-Service account. Go to the Payment Plans tab in Self-Service Student Finance to be taken to the TouchNet portal and set up your payment plan. Your payment plan balance will automatically update as changes are made to your student account balance to accommodate adding and dropping a class, financial aid disbursements to your account, or other changes made to your student charges.

Students can grant parents or other third parties access to their personal information by granting proxy access to their student account. Granting this access allows the parent proxy to make payments and set up payment plans on behalf of the student. Students who have already granted proxy access to a parent or other third party will need to add permission to set up a payment plan. See Granting Proxy Access for more information.

Important Reminders
  • Keep your email contact information up-to-date, and check your email inbox regularly.
  • Do not wait for a bill to make your payment. Your current balance information is in your Self-Service account.
  • Make sure your billing address is correct.
  • Students unable to meet their financial obligations to the University will not be allowed to register for future classes, and will not receive an official transcript or diploma.

Full Payment Method

Student pays the full semester charges (the portion not covered by financial aid and other outside sources) by the due date.

Payment can be made as follows:

  • Electronic Check (ACH): An electronic check is a no-fee, one-time authorization to automatically debit your checking account. You can either pay by accessing your Self-Service account, or by using a touch-tone telephone and dialing a toll-free number 866-480-6861. You will need to provide your checking account number and the routing/transit number, which is a unique series of numbers that identifies your financial institution. Read our Online Payments FAQ for more information.
  • Personal Check: Make your check payable to Colorado Christian University. Include your name, CCU ID number, current address, and phone number on the face of the check.

    Mail your payment to:
    Colorado Christian University
    Attention: Student Payments – Dept. 51101
    8787 W. Alameda Ave.
    Lakewood CO 80226
  • Credit Card: Official Payments Corp. (OPC) is a third-party service provider, contracted by the University for the electronic processing of credit card payments. Users of the OPC platform are subject to OPC’s Terms and Conditions. OPC accepts Discover®, MasterCard®, and Visa®. In order to support this service, OPC adds a service fee of 2.5% to the total payment of your transaction. This fee is retained by OPC, and no portion of the fee is remitted to CCU. You can either pay by accessing the secure online payment page on Self-Service, or by using a touch-tone telephone and dialing a toll-free number 866-480-6861. Read our Online Payments FAQ for more information.
  • Credit card convenience checks may be used as electronic check payments. There is no service fee on any electronic check payment. Contact your credit card issuer to understand what fees it may charge for use of its convenience checks.
  • Certified Funds: Make cashier’s check, money order, or other certified funds payable to CCU. Include your name, CCU ID number, current address, and phone number on the face of the check. For mailed payments, please mark the envelope “Attention Student Payments - Dept. 51101” for expedited processing.
  • Cash: Pay in person at the Service Central office. Do not mail cash.
  • International payments: We have partnered with TransferMate to provide seamless international payments through your online student account. Log into your student Self-Service account, select Make A Payment, choose TransferMate from the dropdown menu, and follow the prompts.

    For more information about making international payments through TransferMate, please watch the TransferMate video for easy instructions.

Financial Aid Method

Financial Aid — including any scholarships, grants, and loans — must first be applied to the student’s institutional charges which include tuition, fees, room, and board. Please note: no financial aid funds can be disbursed without documentation of high school or GED completion. If financial aid does not cover the entire bill, the student is responsible to pay the remainder of the bill through either a Full Payment Method or a Monthly Payment Method. Overpayment will be refunded to the student.

As noted above, payment or payment arrangements must be made before the beginning of the term. If financial aid is awarded and/or disbursed after the first day of the semester, the student’s portion is still due prior to the start of the term.


Refunds for Full-time University Withdrawals

Tuition is refunded according to the following schedule only for complete university withdrawal during the fall or spring semester. Partial withdrawal (while still enrolled in university courses) results in a 0% refund for the withdrawn course(s). Fees are non-refundable.

  • Withdraw by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday of the 2nd week of class: 100% Refund
  • Withdraw by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday of the 3rd week of class: 75% Refund
  • Withdraw by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday of the 4th week of class: 50% Refund
  • Withdraw any time after the above dates: 0% Refund

Winter and Summer semester withdrawal policies can be found in the Academic Catalog.

Refunds for Overpayment

If your account has a credit balance, once all financial aid has been received and applied to your student account, your credit balance can be direct deposited to a bank account of your choice. To request a direct deposit of the credit balance on your CCU account, enter your bank account information in your Self-Service account. Credit balance refunds are deposited to the bank account that is on file with your Self-Service account. Please allow ten business days for changes to your banking information to take effect. More information can be found on the Credit Balance Refund FAQs.

Contact Info

  • Student Financial Services

    Phone: 303-963-3230
    Fax: 303-963-3231