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Application fee waivers

If the payment of an application fee presents a financial hardship, applicants can request an application fee waiver. How you submit your waiver request depends on the type of applicant you are. Freshman/First-year applicants can request a waiver within the application for admission. Transfer applicants can request a waiver after submitting their application for admission.

Application fee refunds

The $50 application fee is not refundable if an applicant is denied, withdraws their application, or changes their mind about attending CSU. The application fee can not be applied to tuition and fees if the student enrolls.

Applicants who inadvertently pay the application fee more than once or who pay and then are approved for an application fee waiver will be refunded accordingly. No refund request is necessary.

Enrollment deposit refunds

The $300 enrollment deposit opens access to the housing application and orientation sign-up for newly admitted on-campus freshmen and transfers. If payment of the enrollment deposit presents a financial hardship, students can request an enrollment deposit deferral.

Admitted students who deposit and then experience a change of plans can submit the term change request form to change their application to a different term up to one year in the future. Students must log in with their CSU EID to access the term change request form.

Refunds are available upon request until the dates listed below. After these dates, enrollment deposits are non-refundable. If you have changed terms, the dates listed apply to the original application term, not the new application term.

Enrollment deposit refund request deadlines

Freshmen Students Transfer Students
Fall Semester

June 1

July 1

Spring Semester

December 15

December 15

 Summer Term

July 1

July 1

Deposit Refund Request

When you request a refund, you will be prompted to log in with your CSU EID.

Event fee refunds

The Office of Admissions offers recruitment events at no charge to students or their guests, except for Game Day Info Sessions, which include football tickets offered at a discount. Full refunds for Game Day Information Sessions will be honored if cancellations are made at least 72 hours before the event. You must submit the refund request form to be considered for a refund. If the number of guests changes, you may request a partial refund by submitting the refund request form. Partial refunds can be requested either in advance or at event check-in. Partial refunds will not be issued after the event date.

Questions about the refund policy should be directed to admissionsevents@colostate.edu.

Event Refund Request