How to find student consumer information

As a condition of participating in federal student aid programs, Colorado State University is required to inform all enrolled students of the availability of certain consumer information you may find helpful. Details and instructions on how to obtain this information are listed below.

Helpful information

Most information is available in either the online University catalog or on the University’s website,

  • Catalog information is available at
  • If you are a financial aid recipient, “Your Financial Aid Guide” information booklet for 2014-2015 is available at This booklet contains general financial aid information published each academic year.
    If you would like a paper copy of any of this information or have additional 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 located: Colorado State University catalog;, 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 which students have regarding their educational records.
  • Information located: Colorado State University catalog; (select Policies and Guiding Principles, scroll down to Students’ Rights Regarding Their Educational Records).

3. Process for Registering to Vote

4. Process for Applying for Financial Aid

  • Information included: Steps to apply for financial aid and information on financial aid notices.
  • Information located: Student Financial Services website;

5. Information Regarding Financial Assistance

  • Information included: Descriptions 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 financial aid.
  • Information located: “Your Financial Aid Guide”;

6. Federal Student Loan Information

  • Information included: Available student loans, entrance counseling, master promissory note, repayment, deferment, and consolidation.
  • Information located: Federal Student Aid website

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 financial 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 the federal, state, and institutional financial aid will be cancelled because the student never began attendance.
  • Information located: (select Applying for Financial Aid, Student Policies and Information, and Withdrawal).

8. Purchasing Textbook Information

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 located:

10. Colorado State University Security Policies and Crime Statistics

  • Information included: Annual safety report and alcohol/drug policy, crime statistics (including statistics required under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act as amended by the 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act), and the University emergency operations plan.
  • Information located:

11. Retention & Completion/Graduation Rate of Students

  • Information included: The retention & completion/graduation rates at Colorado State University
  • Information located: (select Undergraduate Student Success)

12. Future Plans Secured Rates (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 located: (select Graduation Survey and First Destination and/or Employers and Schools)

13. Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA)

  • Information included: General CSU athletic information, CSU teams, gender breakdown per team, coaching staff, revenue and expenses and other supplemental information.
  • Information located: (select Get data for one institution and indicate Colorado State University)

For more information, contact Student Financial Services,, (970) 491-6321.