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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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Need some extra help with managing your money? Check out Financial Avenue!

We've teamed up with Inceptia to bring you this free, online financial education program. With Financial Avenue, you have access to quizzes, videos, interactive tools and easy to understand tips to help you learn and improve your money management skills.

Topics include:

  • College and Money
  • Loan Guidance
  • Earning Money
  • Credit and Protecting Your Money
  • Spending and Borrowing
  • Debt and Repayment

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2016-2017 Direct Loan Interest Rates

Good news! Interest rates for loans first disbursed between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017 will be slightly lower than last year:

  • Undergraduate Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized loans: 3.76% (down from 4.29% for 2015-16)
  • Graduate Direct Unsubsidized loans: 5.31% (down from 5.84%)
  • Parent and Graduate PLUS loans: 6.31% (down from 6.84%)

All interest rates are fixed throughout the life of the loan.