Appeal of Higher Education Policy Issues

In addition to hearing appeals regarding the state guaranteed general education program, a student may appeal directly to CDHE when the issue involves one of the following areas:

  • Violation of the Student Bill of Rights (see Student Bill of Rights)
  • Noncompliance with CDHE policies pertaining to transfer, student fees, etc.
  • Failure of an institution to follow its established policies and procedures
  • Failure of an institution to respond to a student’s written appeal within 30 days

However, CDHE’s appeal process is not designed to resolve disputes between an individual and an institution that involves grades, billing, or terms of employment or that involve athletic eligibility. In addition, institutional tuition classification decisions are not subject to appeal to CDHE after the institutional appeal process has been completed.