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Summer classes moved online 


  • All classes in Maymester (May 26-June 6), 8-week summer term (June 8-Aug. 1) and the first 5-week summer term (May 26-June 27) will move to online formats.  
  • The second 5-week summer term will include both online courses (June 29-Aug. 1) and some face-to-face courses (July 6-Aug. 8).  
  • The face-to-face course offerings will be reserved for classes that rely heavily on labs and field experience, with our hope being that some in-person instruction will be available by that time.

Fees  for the summer semester: 

  • Some courses that were originally scheduled as face-to-face, on campus courses will be taught online, but synchronously – meaning, you will log on and learn “live” during the same block of time your course was previously scheduled. Students in these courses will pay the same fees they would have paid as a face-to-face student.  
  • Some courses that were originally scheduled as face-to-face, on campus courses will be taught online, but asynchronously – meaning you will not meet at specific times, but will need to meet certain deadlines that your faculty instructor sets. Students in these courses will pay online student fees, as well as the Mental Health fee.  
  • Students registered in courses that were originally scheduled to be online will continue to pay online student fees, as well as the Mental Health fee.
  • MSU Denver and its partners on the Auraria Campus agreed to suspend the RTD CollegePass beginning May 18. This means that none of the Auraria institutions will assess an RTD fee for the summer semester.


Ordering summer semester textbooks from the Tivoli Station Bookstore:

  • Tivoli Station is offering complimentary Concierge Shopping Service. Students can call 303-556-3232 to place an order, which will be delivered by UPS to their doorstep, free of charge. MSU Denver students may purchase up to $750 of course materials per semester and charge it to their tuition bill May 18–June 18, 2020.   
  • Tivoli Station is also offering FREE access to e-Textbooks through a partnership with VitalSource. 


Synchronous online class:

  • A synchronous online class meets at a set time each week in the same way an in-person class would. In contrast, an “asynchronous online class” is one in which students access course materials at a time of their choosing and are not required to interact with one another (or the instructor) at set times.


How will I know if my online class is synchronous or asynchronous? 

  • Synchronous courses will appear as “synchronous” and “online” in the Student Hub (see image below). Asynchronous courses will be listed as online courses. This change will be implemented by April 10. Please check your schedule after that date for information on the course delivery method 

Example of MSU Denver's class catalog

Contacting the Financial Aid Office:

  • Yes. The Financial Aid Office is open and ready to assist you. Call 303-556-8593 or email 
  • Financial Aid counselors are available for one-on-one assistance and appointments can be scheduled through the Navigate platform. When scheduling an appointment, please be sure to indicate your preferred method of contact and communication (email, phone, video conference platform, etc.) 
  • Find more information in our FAQ about Financial Aid here.




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