Helpful Tips for Securing Financial Aid
Applying for financial aid is easier than it seems, but it's important that you meet all the deadlines and submit all the required forms. Here are some additional tips that will reduce stress and maximize your chances of securing assistance.
- Ask questions. Staff in the Morgridge College of Education's Office of Admissions and in the University's Office of Financial Aid are available to answer all of your inquiries and direct you to on- and off-campus resources.
- File your federal tax forms as early in the year as possible, remembering that you can estimate your income and taxes for the prior year.
- Make sure that your application to the Morgridge College of Education is complete. The earlier you submit all paperwork, the better your chances of tapping into all sources of aid. Keep copies of everything you do.
- Be sure to review the financial aid information on the Morgridge College of Education's web site (www.du.edu/education) and pursue any types of funding that may apply to you.
There may be other resources to assist you with the financing of your education, including: veteran’s benefits, employer tuition reimbursement, and outside scholarships. Any amount received from outside sources, will reduce what you need to borrow!
Don't forget to research private scholarships and grant opportunities. The Internet offers some scholarship search services. Some free scholarship search engines include:
Employer Reimbursement or Tuition Waiver
Some employers may provide partial or full tuition reimbursement to employees or dependents. Check with your employer to see if you qualify.
- The Bursar’s Office can set up deferred payments for students who will have all or a portion of their bill paid by an employer.
- For questions about eligibility for DU employee tuition waivers, please contact the Office of Human Resources.
- Information about most programs can be obtained at www.GIBill.va.gov.
- For information about Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits, go to: www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre.
- The University of Denver participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students can receive up to $17,500 annually from the VA toward tuition and fees. DU also provides these students with up to a $1,000 award which is matched by the VA. This means that students can receive up to $19,500 in funding annually through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligibility for this program is determined by the VA.
- For questions about Veteran’s Benefits at DU, contact Michelle Hanson, Military Programs Coordinator, at Michelle.Hanson@du.edu or 303.871.4878.