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Colorado Department of Higher Education Appeal

In addition to hearing appeals regarding the state guaranteed general education program, a student may appeal directly to the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) (https://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Complaints/FileComplaint.asp) when the issue involves one of the following areas:

- Violation of the Student Bill of Rights (see Student Bill of Rights)

- Noncompliance with Colorado Department of Higher Education (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

The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) appeal process is not designed to resolve disputes between an individual and an institution that involves grades, billing, terms of employment or athletic eligibility. Front Range Community College tuition classification decisions cannot be appealed to the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).

Procedures:

To initiate an appeal with the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), submit a written request (letter or email) describing the issue(s) and steps taken to resolve the issue with Front Range Community College. Eligible appeals, as indicated above, will follow the full appeal process. Appeals to FRCC will be referred to the appropriate college authority. For more information regarding Colorado's Student Appeal Process, go to https://highered.colorado.gov/filing-student-complaint