When do I pay and how much?

Tuition, fees, residence hall charges, health insurance and other institutional charges for the fall semester will be assessed late July. For Fall, these assessments will be viewable in RAMweb and billed in August with a due date of September 10th. For Spring, these assessments will be viewable in RAMweb and billed by the first Friday in January with a due date of February 10th. If September 10th or February 10th lands on a weekend, the due date is the following business day.

The eBilling notification dates and due dates for each semester are published in the online Class Schedule, in the General Catalog, and in Office of Financial Aid publications. The assessment timeframes, eBilling notification dates, and due dates for each semester are as follows:

Assessment TimeframeeBILL DateDue Date


Mid-late July


September 10th


First Friday in January


February 10th


First week in May


June 10th

Charges that are incurred after the bill date for the semester will be billed mid-month of the following month and have a due date of the 10th of the month after that statement date or the following business day if the 10th falls on a weekend or University holiday.

What happens if the minimum amount due is not paid by the due date?

Any student who completes registration agrees to pay the University according to the payment terms documented in the online Colorado State University Class Schedule under the Payment of Accounts section.
To encourage prompt payment, the University assesses a 1.5% per month payment deferral charge on the past due amount if the payment does not arrive by the due date for the current semester. In addition to the payment deferral charge, the University will assess a financial “hold” which restricts access to the registration system and restricts the release of transcripts and diplomas. Late payment charges at 1.5% will be assessed monthly after the student is no longer enrolled.

What will the University Billing Statement look like?

Please read the “Understanding My Student Billing Statement” for four quick steps on how to understand the student billing statement. It is a great example of what a semester billing statement may include and gives links to additional information on possible charges and credits.

Where are my bills sent?

Students will receive an email notification letting them know that a new bill has been created and is available to view online in RAMweb. Students may also elect to have this notification sent to designated individuals such as parents or other family members. Students can designate trusted individuals on RAMweb under the  Records link (FAMweb).

  • Students will receive this email notification at their eID email address indicated on RAMweb and will be referred to RAMweb to view the online billing statement.
  • Designated individuals will receive this email notification at the email address the student indicates on RAMweb “eBilling Information” and they will be referred to http://famweb.colostate.edu/ to view the online billing statement.

May I have my bills mailed home?

No, the University will send email notifications to students and other individuals they have designated that the billing statement is available online. Student can designate individuals to view the bill online via RAMweb, Records (FAMweb).

How does my financial aid get applied to my bill?

After all financial aid requirements have been met, grants, scholarships, and loans will be credited directly to the University student account no earlier than ten days prior to the first day of class.

Federal financial aid will pay up to $200 of prior year institutional charges and all current year institutional charges. Students may authorize payment of non-institutional charges. State, institutional, and private financial aid will pay all charges.

Changes in enrollment status may affect tuition and fee assessments as well as financial aid eligibility and the award amount.

Refunds may only be issued if your financial aid exceeds the total amount billed to your University student account, the residual aid will be refunded to you for other educational expenses.

If a credit balance is refunded, and subsequent charges are posted to the student’s University student account, those charges must be paid when billed.

Who can answer questions about my University student account?

Review your University Student account on RAMweb under the Billing Information link. If you still have questions about your University student account please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

What is full-time enrollment?

The Office of Financial Aid considers you enrolled full-time at 12 credits as an undergraduate or 9 credits as a graduate. You pay full-time tuition when you are enrolled in 12 or more credits as an undergraduate and 9 or more credits as a graduate.

Credits received through registration audits, correspondence, and test-outs do not count toward enrollment for financial aid.

Do my schedule changes during the course add/course drop period impact my financial aid?

Yes. Financial aid is paid based on the number of credits in which you are enrolled. As you add and/or drop classes, your financial aid is adjusted. At the end of the course add/course drop period, when your schedule is finalized for the semester, your eligibility for most financial aid is also finalized based on your credits at that time. Your eligibility for Direct Student and PLUS loans after the course add/course drop period is based on your actual enrollment at the point in time of disbursement. Your aid will not be increased if you add courses later.

What happens if I completely withdraw from all of my classes during the course add or course drop period?

You must repay 100% of the federal, state, and institutional financial aid you received, including any financial aid refund you may have received. You may also be assessed a percentage of tuition and fees.

What happens if I receive a combination of “F”, “U”, and/or “W” grades?

The last date of class participation must be verified for students who receive all F, U, and/or W grades. A student may be required to return up to 100% of the financial aid received if participation cannot be verified.

What are Inclusive Access Charges from the Bookstore?

The Inclusive Access program through the CSU bookstore provides students access to digital materials the first day of classes.  Students are automatically opted into the program and must opt out if they wish to purchase the materials on their own.  The opt out deadline is the final Add/Drop date of the semester, after which, the charge will appear on the student account.  For more information, please visit https://www.bookstore.colostate.edu/inclusive