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Financial Aid

We'll help you every step of the way.

In the Office of Financial Aid, we help students and their families finance a DU education. From applying for aid to managing unmet cost, we'll provide you with guidance, resources and advice at every step along the way. Use the links above to learn about our aid programs, the cost of a DU education, application instructions, deadlines and more--all for your specific program.

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News and Announcements

Wondering when you'll receive your 2015-2016 award letter?

We will begin sending award letters in mid-to-late March to new students who have completed all requirements:

  • Undergraduates: Many students should receive their award packet in the mail by March 27th. You should also receive an email the week of March 23rd when your award letter is available to view online.
  • Graduate Students: If you are beginning a program in the Graduate School of Social Work, you should receive your award letter email by March 20th. All other new graduate students should receive their award letter email by March 27th. (Graduate students will not receive a letter in the mail.)
  • Law Students: All new law students should receive their award letter email by March 20th. (Law students will not receive a letter in the mail.)

For continuing students, we will begin sending award letters for 2015-16 in mid-to-late May.


Were you selected for verification? We have the answers to your questions.

Every year, the U.S. Department of Education selects a number of financial aid applications for review. This process of review is called   verification . If you are selected for verification, we are required to confirm that the information you submitted on your application is true and correct, which means we must ask you for additional documentation.

Did you recently receive an email from us indicating you were selected? Do you have questions about the process?

Find the answers in our Verification FAQs!