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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

Are you graduating?

If so, congratulations!

Did you borrow student loans to help pay for your DU education? If that answer is also yes, now is the time to start thinking about repaying those loans.

The good news is most federal student loans have a 6 month grace period after you graduate before you have to start making payments. During that time, we encourage you to take these 5 steps toward successful student loan repayment.

You can find much more information about repaying your loans from the Federal Student Aid website, including repayment plan options, loan servicer contacts, and forgiveness programs.

If at any time you have questions about loan repayment, however, please contact us. We're happy to help!

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.