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CU Print Fees and Billing

Every matriculated student receives an annual printing allocation of $15. Once you have used your allocation, printing will be charged to your Bursar account automatically. You do not need to sign up for Bursar billing or "add funds."  More details below.

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Print Cost and Economizing with Two-Sided Printing

Costs for Printing on Letter-Size (8-1/2 by 11 inches) or Legal-Size (8-1/2 by 14 inches) Paper
(Ledger-Size (11 by 17 inches) is not available on most printers, but the printing costs are double where available.)
One-sided black and white 8 cents
One-sided color 16 cents
Two-sided black and white  14 cents
Two-sided color  30 cents

A substantial increase in paper prices is the basis for the increases. 

Two-sided printing will now be less expensive than one-sided printing. Previously, print cost was based on number pages printed, not number of sheets of paper used.

The $15 print allocation per year for all matriculated undergraduate, graduate, and professional students will continue unchanged.

CU Print supports environmental sustainability through PrintReleaf global reforestation. For more information, see CU Print Sustainability and Environmental Impact.

How CU Print Charges Work

Each matriculated student will receive an annual printing allocation of $15, which covers roughly 200 pages of free printing. This amount will be reset at the start of the Fall semester in August each year.

The student allowance was selected by reviewing printer usage for two semesters and calculating the median print use for all students. The student print allocation will cover printing costs for students printing up to this median amount.

Credit Card processing will be added to CU Print in the future for more flexible payment options.


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