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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

The Summer Financial Aid Application is now available!

If you're taking classes over the summer and need financial aid, you'll need to submit the Summer Aid Application through PioneerWeb. The priority deadline to apply is May 6th. Learn more >>

2017-2018 Direct Loan Interest Rates

According to the results of the recent Treasury Department's 10-year note auction, interest rates for loans first disbursed between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018 will be slightly higher than last year:

  • Undergraduate Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized loans: 4.45% (up from 3.76% for 2016-17)
  • Graduate Direct Unsubsidized loans: 6.00% (up from 5.31%)
  • Parent and Graduate PLUS loans: 7.00% (up from 6.31%)

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

IRS Data Retrieval Tool Unavailable

The U.S. Department of Education has recently announced that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool—the online tool that transfers your tax data directly into your FAFSA—is currently unavailable, and will continue to be down for several weeks. This means that when completing your 2017-18 FAFSA, you'll need to manually enter your financial information. To make the process easier, we recommend that you gather all of the documents you might need before starting the application.