General Information and Welcome Packet

Frequently Asked Questions in the AMC Student Services Suite
3123 of Ed II North
The suite includes: Bursar, Financial Aid, Office of Inclusion and Outreach, Registrar, Office of
Campus Student Services, and Student Health Services
The Office of Campus Student Services (OCSS) runs the front of the suite –
whatever you’re looking for, whatever you need, the Office of Campus Student
Services will get you to the right place!!
1. What does the Bursar’s Office do?
The Bursar’s office is also the Cashier’s office. Students can receive their overpayment refund checks
here. ACH/Direct Deposit requests can be completed online at the website below. Financial Aid
counselors can also go over your student account with you in person, or by phone, or you can look it up
on the website
2. How much will tuition be?
Tuition rates are typically set in July of every year for the following fall, spring, and summer semesters.
To view the most recent tuition rates please visit our website at:
Your program will have information on upcoming tuition/fees – if you require information on future
costs, please check with your student affairs office.
3. How are bills distributed?
-The University of Colorado Denver has implemented an official E-Bill (electronic billing) program. As
of May 2010, all registered students access their student account bills through the CU Access portal.
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-Students will receive an e-bill notification in their UCDENVER.EDU email account each time an E-Bill
has been posted. Students may authorize their parent(s) or other payers (up to five people/entities) to
view their bill and make online payments on their behalf. This authorization is done on CU Access
under the financial tab. Once set up, the authorized payers will also receive an e-bill notification when
their student’s bill is available.
-For complete details please visit
4. When are bills available?
Bills are generally available to view online at least three weeks before each payment due date. The first
tuition and fee bill will typically be available online at least two weeks before the first day of class.
5. How do I pay my bill?
-You may pay online with an electronic check, in-person at the Bursar’s Office or mail a check or money
order payment to the address provided on the .PDF version of your E-Bill.
You cannot pay your bill with a credit or debit card.
In addition, you may set up other individuals (such as a parent, guardian, employer, or other third
party) as “Authorized Payers” to view your E-bill and make payment online. To establish an individual
as an Authorized payer, simply select the “setup authorized payers” link from the Financial tab of
Pinnacle and follow the
instructions provided. You may create up to 5 unique Authorized Payers.
6. What are the hours of Financial Aid to see them in person or access them by
phone? (phone number (303)724-8039 /fax number (303)724-8048)***
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am-3pm.
Tuesday and Thursday 8 AM – 1 PM (CLOSED at 1 PM)
They are also open during lunch hours for your convenience. Please sign in at the front desk of Campus
Student Services.
7. What if I can’t see Financial Aid during normal office hours?
If those hours absolutely do not work for you then you may email or call them for an appointment.
Email:, Phone: 303-724-8039
For your reference their website has been provided.
8. What Services are offered by the Office Of Campus Student Services?
- The RTD College Pass is managed by this office – all degree seeking students will be charged the persemester fee of $48.35. A waiver is available for those who live out of district/state, have ECO Passes
through employers, or military ids. Please watch your emails for information, or contact
- Free Faxing local and nationally in the US. Faxes can be received here as well – this service keeps
your fax materials confidential. When a FAX arrives, the OCSS staff will email you to come pick up your
- Borrow sports equipment like: volleyball net and volleyball, soccer balls, footballs, and frisbees.
- The Office of Campus Student Services advises and supports Student Senate, which is the AMC
Student Governance body. Senate has placed a ‘toy box’ in Lounge 500 (1st floor of Building 500, west
of the bookstore) for students to check out and return all sorts of lawn game items for use on campus.
- Manages a student roommates list for those looking for housing. Only AMC students are listed, and
only AMC students are given the lists by the OCSS.
- Manages campus wide announcements for student organizations, such as student senate, wellness
fitness lunch, rural health, etc…
- Activities and recreation such as intramural sports, SkiDAZE, and 24hr fitness deals are offered to
you, and details are available from the Office of Campus Student Services.
- Additional services are counseling referral, Notary public, and tutoring/learning assistance.
- For more information visit:
9. Are there any housing resources?
-The Office of Campus Student Services maintains listings of students who are looking for roommates.
You can find these lists by going to the website and clicking on “Student Housing.”
-You can also find listings on
- Many of the area apartment complexes have preferred employer/student programs that give
discounts to AMC students. Remember to tell them that you are a student and they will often waive
application fees or other costs.
10. Who do I see, if I want to see the registrar’s office?
 Christa Minardi: School of Dental Medicine, MS Anesthesiology program, education verifications,
licensure and loan deferments, Back-up for transcripts
 Shana Bergen (Assistant Registrar): School of Medicine and Public Health
 Kat Corté: House Bill 1023, Residency, Non-Traditional Pharmacy, Traditional Pharmacy, and
CHA/PA (also known as Physician Assistant Program or MPAS), back-up for transcripts.
 Betty Phelps: College of Nursing, and Physical Therapy.
 Diana Warren: Graduate School, Name changes, and Diplomas.
 Irene Kristufek: Transcripts, back-up for education verifications.
 Wayne Sell (Associate Registrar)
11. What does the Office of Inclusion and Outreach do for students?
They serve as a resource for all students, not just students of color. They help organize student
organization events, student outreach, cultural training, and community outreach.
12. Where do I go to waive or enroll in UC Denver’s Student Health Insurance?
Office of Student Health Services – forms are available there, or online.
If you have any questions please go to the website at:
Monday thru Friday, from 7am – 5pm
***We are not allowed to answer tax questions or give tax assistance because we are not tax professionals. The IRS actually has a publication,
Publication 970 (Tax Benefits for Education), which is designed to help tax filers determine if their scholarship is tax-free or not. Chapter 1 outlines
the difference between qualified and non-qualified education expenses. There is also a worksheet to help you determine what part of your
scholarship is taxable and what part is tax-free. If you still have questions after reading this information, you should contact a tax professional for
additional assistance.
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus School/Program Contact Information
Academic Program Information
Each school has different resources for prospective students. Don’t be afraid to call around and ask plenty of
questions, we are here to help!
School of Dental Medicine
Mission Statement
To provide programs of excellence in teaching, research, patient care, and community and professional service for Colorado
and the nation.
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Advanced Periodontal Therapies
General Practice Residency Program
International Dental Student Program
Main Contact Information
Phone: 303-724-7122
Location: School of Dental Medicine Room 310
Graduate School
The Graduate School is to become an internationally recognized center for excellence in graduate education, postdoctoral
training, innovation and leadership, and thereby contribute to the development of the University of Colorado Denver as a
leading public, research-intensive university.
Master Programs
-Clinical Sciences (MSCS)
-Genetic Counseling (MS)
-Modern Human Anatomy (MS)
PhD Programs
-Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
-Biomedical Sciences
-Cancer Biology
-Cell Biology, Stem Cells, ad Development
-Clinical Sciences
-Computational Bioscience
-Health Services Research
-Human Medical Genetics
Certificate Program
-Bio innovation and Entrepreneurship
-Molecular Biology
-Physiology and Biophysics
-Rehabilitation Sciences
-Structural Biology and Biophysics
-Reproductive Sciences
Main Contact Information
Phone: 303-724-2915
Location: Academic Office 1; Room 2609
School of Medicine
Education and Training
The University Of Colorado School of Medicine is deeply committed to lifelong and interdisciplinary learning for health care
professionals. We have many degree and post-graduate education programs to serve the needs of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students, beginning with pipeline programs in middle school to attract and prepare a diverse and talented applicant pool.
Doctor of Medicine Degree (MD)
Contact Information
Phone: 303-724-8025
Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree (DPT)
Contact Information
Phone: 303-724-9144
Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
Contact Information
Phone: 303-724-7963
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
-MD/PhD joint program
Contact Information
Phone: 303-724-4600
Main Contact Information
Phone: 303-724-5375
Location: Building 500; Room E1354
College of Nursing
Mission Statement
The College of Nursing shares the mission of the University of Colorado: Improving human health by educating practitioners
in nursing, delivering exemplary health care, and conducting research in the health sciences.
Nursing Bachelor of Science (BS)
-MS-DNP Program
RN to Nursing BS
-MS-PhD Program
Master of Science (MS) Program
-Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
-Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
-Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
-Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
-Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
-Family Nurse Practitioner
-Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
-Health Care Informatics
-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
-Pediatric Nursing Leadership and Special Needs
-Special Studies
-Women's Health
-I-LEAD Nursing Leadership and Health Care Systems
Main Contact Information
Phone: 303-724-1812
Location: Education II North; Room 3255
School of Pharmacy
Mission Statement
The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is a comprehensive institution of higher
education committed to excellence in teaching, research and public/professional service in areas unique to the practice of
pharmacy and to the pharmaceutical sciences.
PharmD Program
PhD Programs
North American- Trained PharmD
(NTPD) Program
Main Contact Information
Phone: 303-724-2882
Location: C238-V20 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Colorado School of Public Health
Mission Statement
The mission of the School of Public Health is to promote the physical, mental, social and environmental health of people and
communities in the Rocky Mountain region and globally. The mission will be accomplished through collaborations in
education, population-based research, and community service that bring together institutions, agencies and diverse
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Public Health
Doctor of Philosophy
Joint Degrees: MD/MPH
Certificate Programs
Main Contact Information
Phone: 303-724-4613
Location: Building 500, 3rd Floor
Helpful Resources for Pre-Health Students
Anschutz Medical Campus
Building 500 (start here)
Building 500 opened in 1941, just days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was
built as part of the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, which was formally dedicated
in the fall of 1918. The hospital became one of the Army’s premier medical
training centers and became well known for treating tuberculosis patients, partly
because of Colorado’s dry air and constant sunshine. Patients were often times
put outside on the decks of the building to soak up the sunshine. In 1955,
President Dwight D. Eisenhower was vacationing in Colorado when he suffered a
heart attack and was admitted to Building 500 where he and his staff took over
the entire eighth floor of the building. This is currently the Eisenhower Museum which is open to the public. He
recuperated there for seven weeks. Also on the 8th floor is the West Deck, with a breathtaking view of the campus.
Boettchers Commons (east of building 500)
At the southwest end of the Education 1 building, the corner has
intentionally been cut out of the building to preserve one of the oldest trees
on campus dating back to the 1920s when 200 trees were transported from
Pike National Forest to the army hospital grounds.
The Education Quad includes space for multipurpose classrooms, lecture
halls, specialized instructional and computer laboratories, student
community space, program space for the Center for Studies in Clinical
Performance, and skills laboratories for programs in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and pharmacy. Many academic
support offices are also housed here.
Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building
Houses the Division of American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, the Programs
for Public Psychiatry, and the U of Colorado TeleHealth/TeleEducation program.
Research Towers (west of 500)
Research 1 includes a 12-story cancer research tower and a nine-story
biomedical research tower. The facilities includes wet and dry research
laboratories, core laboratories, lab support space, research and program
offices, conference rooms, a central vivarium, auditorium and building support
space. As the second major research complex, Research 2 provides additional
space for the research enterprise of the University of Colorado School of
Out of 126 private and public medical schools nationwide, the University of
Colorado School of Medicine ranks 20th overall and ninth among public institutions in total award funding received from
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health
Annual competitive research awards and contracts exceeded a record $300 million at UCD last year with the total of all
of CU's research - nearly $600 million a year.
CeDAR on west side of the campus
CeDAR, The Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) is a 50bed residential evaluation and treatment facility for adults. The center is world
class for both the buildings’ architecture and the programs offered. The white,
two-story house, “Park Lodge,” dates back to 1897, and was built as the residence
for Alfred H. Gutheil, who owned an orchard and nursery on this site spanning 100
acres. Some of the original orchard trees are still here, toward the south end of the
property. The Denver Chamber of Commerce bought this land from Gutheil for
$140,000 and then leased it to the federal government for $1.00 per year in order to bring the army medical hospital to
Denver. From 1918 until 1996 the house was used as the army commander’s residence.
Health Sciences Library (behind building 500)
The library has been designed to emphasize natural light. There are many
windows, an atrium, and interior glass walls that allow light to fill the interior
of the building. The aluminum structure on top is meant to represent the
Colorado Columbine with its five “leaves.” At 113,000 square feet, it’s nearly
twice the size of the previous library.
Skaggs School of Pharmacy
To meet the increasing health care needs and rapidly aging society, the School of
Pharmacy has moved into a new building that was sustainably-built, collaborative
center of learning, preparing students for their roles as pharmacists and
pharmaceutical scientists. The new building will allow the school to expand
faculty. Three floors of the four-story building will be dedicated to research,
allowing the school to grow its pharmaceutical biotechnology program and
create a drug-development center to focus on new medications. When the new
facility was dedicated in August 2011, the school was renamed the Skaggs School
of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in recognition of the Skaggs family and the ASLAM Foundation for their longstanding support of the school. In late 2006, the foundation committed $10 million for the construction of the new
building, the largest gift in the school's history. This was followed by a grant of $1 million in 2008. Sam Skaggs and the
Skaggs family are nationally recognized as pioneers in the retail drug and grocery business and as generous
University of Colorado Hospital (south of 500 near Colfax Ave)
On the southwest corner of the Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion is a healing
garden designed by the Denver Botanic Garden where there is a path
through a beautiful and relaxing garden area with beautiful plants, flowers,
and soothing water features.
The Children’s Hospital
The Children’s Hospital opened the “most healing hospital” on Sept. 29,
2007. The 1.44 million square-feet hospital includes 270 beds and
advanced medical equipment especially designed for children, as well as
inspiring artwork and outstanding family accommodations. The Gary
Pavilion is the site of TCH’s psychiatry and behavioral health department