Colorado State University Global
100% Online Degrees & Certificates
As a fully online state university, CSU Global is here to serve and support modern learners around the world. All courses and term starts are continuing on their regular schedule. Students, faculty, and staff should contact the university immediately if they have been negatively impacted and need individual support.
Please use this page as a resource for the latest news and information about the various programs and assistance the university is providing to its community, and society as a whole, during these unprecedented times.
Training in Online Education (FREE, Non-Credit)
Training in Online Education (Paid, Non-Credit)
Policy and Support Initiatives
Federal CARES Act Funding (update 4/13/20) — Funds were made available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund for students who were not enrolled in exclusively distance education programs. CSU Global students will not be eligible to receive funds from this portion because we provide distance education.
CARES Act Relief Aid
The Department of Education has allocated approximately $12 Billion for assistance to Colleges and Universities, as well as students, that have been affected by COVID-19. This funding is available exclusively to institutions with students attending a physical campus to assist with the transition to online or distance learning. Institutions who serve students exclusively through distance learning are not eligible for CARES Act Aid. Colorado State University Global works exclusively with students through distance learning and is therefore not a part of the CARES Act funding program. For more information please read the information contained in the press release below. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the Financial Aid Department at (855) 212-6700 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students may request that their Institutional Loan be placed into a temporary suspension status with UNISA and CSU Global, which will suspend payments and interest between April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020. Students who reach out to either UNISA or to CSU Global will be directed to the Financial Aid Advising team to discuss their current situation. The student will then be directed to provide relevant documentation to support their suspension request as well to complete the FA - Institutional Loan Suspension Request Form. Students who are approved for a suspension will receive a suspension through September 30, 2020. This option will be offered to students with in-school payments and students who are out of school and in a standard repayment plan. Students must also provide proof from their HR department (or other official means) that the student has been furloughed, laid off, or otherwise had their standard work hours curtailed due to COVID-19. Documentation of a layoff or loss of job can include unemployment documentation from their local or state unemployment office.
The evolving coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), resulting in expanding travel restrictions and safety concerns, has required the University to consider options for our planned in-person Commencement Ceremony scheduled for May 30, 2020. Based on all of the information currently available, and your survey feedback, we have made the difficult decision to not cancel, but instead to postpone our in-person ceremony until later in the year.
We hope that you will join us in the fully virtual ceremony on May 30, and/or participate in the rescheduled in-person ceremony, which will be announced by Sept. 1, 2020, if not sooner.
More information and instructions on how to register for the virtual ceremony is available on our website.