Financial Aid

The Secretary of the Department of Education affirmed on December 12, 2016 the earlier determination that the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) is no longer recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information about the Department’s decision can be found at

Colorado Heights University will continue to operate until late in 2017 to allow current students to complete their program of study or transfer out to another institution as appropriate. The remaining term will not exceed 18 months following the loss of accrediting agency, the date of the expiration of the 18 month period is June 18, 2018.

Any student who has a complaint relating to Title IV eligibility or administration, the quality of education received at the Institution, or otherwise relating to the ACICS accreditation standards can submit that complaint to Colorado Heights University, Academics Office using CHU Student Complaint/Appeal Form at

If a student believes the decision or resolution is not acceptable, they may submit their concern to ACICS at

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
750 First Street, NE, Suite 980
Washington, DC 20002-4223


Complaints can also be submitted to the Colorado Department of Higher Education at