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					                                                        8000 E. Maplewood Dr. Bldg. 5, Ste. 250
                 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 ● 800-920-6723 ● CSUGlobal.edu


Contact:
Lindsey Read
Phone: 937-408-9321
lread@csg-pr.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  CSU-Global Offers Greater Insight Into Out-Of-Pocket Costs of
        Degree Completion, Access to Tuition Planners
Colorado State University-Global Campus takes a proactive approach in helping students
          who use Federal financial aid properly plan for degree completion.

Greenwood Village, CO, May 17, 2013 – Colorado State University-Global Campus
(CSUGlobal.edu) today announced that it has implemented an innovative practice to help
students better understand the out-of-pocket cost of their education and ensure that they
have the funds they need to complete their degrees. New students who use Federal financial
aid will now receive greater insight into their borrowing history and have access to Tuition
Planners available to provide counseling, guidance and support.

Student loan debt in the United States recently surpassed $1 trillion and as an institution
with a mission to help adults complete bachelor’s degrees and earn master’s degrees, CSU-
Global has seen many of its recently admitted students bring significant loan debt accrued
while attending other institutions. To help inform students of their loan obligations beyond
Federal loan best practices and requirements, CSU-Global has notified current students of
their borrowing associated with Federal loan limits.

Additionally, all new students who have been accepted for enrollment into CSU-Global and
who use Federal financial aid, are being provided a statement which reflects their borrowing
to-date and the additional funds that they will need to complete their degrees at CSU-
Global. Before taking their first course with CSU-Global, new students who are close to their
Federal loan limit receive special counseling that integrates their degree plan needs, less
expensive credit alternatives than CSU-Global standard course credit, and information on
their loan limit status.

“CSU-Global is focused on adult degree completion as a pathway to workplace success. In
the area of bachelor’s degrees, we embrace nontraditional transfer students who might
not otherwise be able to optimize their previous course work and complete their degrees as
they are able to at CSU-Global,” stated Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker, President of CSU-Global
Campus. “Bachelor’s degree transfer students, and some master’s degree students, bring to
us their various credits and their Federal loan history which has accumulated over the years
to be at or close to their loan limits. We want to help both our current students and those
now seeking enrollment at the university to more proactively manage what remains of their
Federal loan funds.”

As part of its role as a public non-profit institution, CSU-Global believes that it is has the
responsibility to provide transparency in all of its processes and to provide direct and clear
communication to its students. The university conducted a review of all of its students to
understand their varying paths to successful degree completion and has reached out to
                                                        8000 E. Maplewood Dr. Bldg. 5, Ste. 250
                 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 ● 800-920-6723 ● CSUGlobal.edu

those that appear to have insufficient funds for basic tuition and book costs for remaining
credit hours.

“CSU-Global is committed to student success in achieving degree completion. Our Tuition
Planners will assist students in understanding their financial loan status and provide
information on other financial resources or alternative ways to complete their degrees in a
financially responsible way,” concluded Ms. Pamela Toney, Senior Director of Financial
Services.

About Colorado State University-Global Campus
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) was created by the Colorado State
University System Board of Governors in 2007 as the first 100% online state university in
the United States. CSU-Global is focused on facilitating adult success in a global
marketplace through career-relevant education including bachelor’s degree completion and
master’s degree programs. Embracing the land grant heritage as part of the Colorado State
University System, CSU-Global sets the standard for quality and innovation in higher
education through its expert faculty trained in working with adults in an online learning
environment, and through its dedication to student retention, graduation, and workplace
success. Visit CSUGlobal.edu or call 1-800-920-6723 for more information.

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