|Financial Aid 101: What to Expect Going Forward|
If you have submitted your admission deposit, welcome to the DU family! We're so excited that you have chosen to attend the University of Denver. And now that you're officially a Pioneer, we want to make sure you take all the necessary steps to secure your financial aid and know what to expect before the start of fall classes.
Accepting Your Aid and Completing Loan Requirements
Some types of aid, including work-study and the Perkins loan, requires students to accept it by July 1st. If you were offered either of these awards in your financial aid package, be sure to accept them by that date or we must cancel them and offer those awards to someone on the waitlist.
Remember: Any financial aid you accept will automatically be split evenly between fall, winter and spring quarters. Be sure to keep that in mind if you only accept a partial amount of a loan, as that partial amount will be split evenly as well.
If you were offered (and you accepted) either a Perkins loan and/or a Direct loan, you must complete additional requirements in order to receive your loan funds in fall. Download our Next Steps Checklist for more information.
Receiving Your Aid
For all other quarters you're enrolled at DU, your bill will be due 10 days before the first day of classes for that quarter. On that same day, your financial aid will disburse to your student account, as long as you have completed all of your requirements. So, with the exception of your first fall quarter, your bill's due date and your financial aid disbursement date will always be the same.
Learn more about billing and disbursement—as well as financial aid refunds—on our website.
Your PioneerWeb Account
In particular, you should regularly check the "Financial Aid Requirements" box on your Admitted Students tab. If you see any item with a red flag next to it, it almost always means we are missing something from you (and red flags may prevent you from receiving your financial aid on time!). Click on each requirement to learn what you need to do. If there is a green check mark next to a requirement, you're good to go!
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