Fall 2023 Tuition Refund Schedule

Fall 2023 Term Dates

The Fall Semester has three different ‘Parts of Term’ (POT) which has different start and end course dates as reflected below.


Term Code Term Name Course Start Date Course End Date
POT1 Full Term August 21st, 2023 December 6th, 2023
POT2 (Online Only) First Eight Weeks August 21st, 2023 October 16th, 2023
POT3 (Online Only) Second Eight Weeks October 18th, 2023 December 13th, 2023


Tuition Refund Schedule

In the event that a student decides to withdraw from the term, tuition assessment will be adjusted as follows.

Parts of Term 1 - Full Term
Tuition Refund Percentage Withdrawal Date Range
100% Until September 6th, 2023
0% Starting September 7th, 2023
Parts of Term 2 - First Eight Weeks
Tuition Refund Percentage Withdrawal Date Range
100% Until August 28th, 2023
0% Starting August 29th, 2023
Parts of Term 3 - Second Eight Weeks
Tuition Refund Percentage Withdrawal Date Range
100% Until October 25th, 2023
0% Starting October 26th, 2023

Financial Hardship

The Colorado School of Mines (Mines) recognizes a student may need to withdraw from Mines, or reduce the number of class credits being taken, after the semester begins. In this situation, Mines’ refund policy for withdrawals will be based on the ‘Tuition Refund Schedule’ provided above. 

Mines also recognizes the need for a student to have a process to appeal the Mines’ refund policy when unexpected and serious extenuating circumstances exist related to a student’s need to withdraw from Mines or reduce the number of credit hours. A student may also process to appeal the Mines’ refund policy when unexpected, anomalous circumstances transpire that present financial hardship or burden for a student.

For more information and to submit a Financial Hardship Appeal, please click here.


GradGuard Tuition Insurance

Colorado School of Mines has proudly partnered with GradGuard to offer tuition insurance for students.

Tuition Insurance can help refund a student’s semester cost of attendance, up to the policy limit, if the student is unable to complete the semester due to a covered reason by the insurance. This tuition insurance compliments with Mines Refund Policy as it provides the student the possibility to receive tuition reimbursement during the semester for covered withdrawals.

Tuition Insurance is an optional benefit available for students each semester. To learn more about the policy, please visit GradGuard.


Bursar's Office Information

📞 Phone: 303-273-3158
📧 Email: bursar@mines.edu

Hours of Operation

Bursar's Office
🕔Monday - Friday 8AM-5PM

Cashier's Office
🕔Monday - Friday 8AM-4PM

📍 Ben Parker Student Center
Suite #E172

Student Login

Authorized User Login

Bursar Office

1200 16th St. Suite #E172

Golden, CO 80401

Financial Aid Office

📞 303-273-3301
📧 finaid@mines.edu

Residence Life (Housing)

📞 303-869-LIFE (5433)
📧 housing@mines.edu

Registrar's Office

📞 303-273-3200
📧 registrar@mines.edu

Student Health Center

📞 303-273-3388
📧 kebeling@mines.edu