spring 2012 Financial Aid Newsletter
Wondering when you'll receive your financial aid award for the 2012-13 school year? Have you already applied? Do we have all of the requested documentation?
If you haven't applied for financial aid for 2012-13 yet, it's not too late! Although the priority application deadline of March 15th has passed, you should still apply as soon as possible by completing the FAFSA.
Be sure to also submit any additional documentation we've requested. You can view your financial aid requirements by logging into PioneerWeb. Just click on the Student tab and review the "Financial Aid Requirements" box. Anything with a red flag next to it is still outstanding and must be submitted before we can offer you financial aid for 2012-13.
We will start sending award offer emails to current students who have completed all application requirements in late May. These emails will be sent to your preferred address. Verify that you have the correct email address on file by going to the Student tab of PioneerWeb and clicking on "Set Your Preferred Email Address."
As always, please call us at 303.871.4020 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about your award or the status of your application.
If you're planning on taking classes over the summer and need financial aid, you will need to complete the summer aid application. This application will be available April 1st in PioneerWeb.
To apply, log in to PioneerWeb. Then:
Many times the only aid available for graduate students in the summer is in the form of student loans. If you have questions about the availability of departmental scholarships or grants for the summer, contact your graduate school directly. Once you have submitted an application, you will receive an email from our office with information about your aid eligiblity within 2-3 weeks.
With two quarters already complete and the warm spring weather coming in, many of you may already be thinking about summer break—hang in there, you only have one more quarter then you’re home free! Though many of you may not be able to think past summer, this is actually the perfect time to start thinking about financial aid for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. There are several great opportunities for you to take advantage of; begin by visiting our private scholarship webpage, which has many different scholarships. There is something out there for everyone! A few that may interest you include:
If you have any questions or need assistance in applying for any of these scholarships, please do not hesitate to call or stop by the Office of Financial Aid—we’re happy to help you!
Governor Hickenlooper has declared April Student Employment Month in Colorado in recognition of DU's hard working student employees during National Student Employment Appreciation Week (April 8th-14th)!
DU will be taking part in the national celebration by recognizing all of our hardworking student employees with an Appreciation Open House on Wednesday, April 11th. All student employees and their supervisors are invited to join the Office of Financial Aid for a delicious street taco from the Mike2 kitchen truck from 2:00pm – 3:30pm at the Craig Hall Community room and patio. All student employees in attendance will be entered to win one of over 40 door prizes valued at over $1,200! Hope to see you there!
In this issue:
March 26: Spring quarter classes begin
April 1: Summer aid application available on PioneerWeb
April 8 - 14: Student Employment Appreciation Week
April 16: Summer quarter registration available
May 28: Memorial Day - University closed
June 7: Last day of spring quarter
June 8: Summer quarter financial aid disbursement
June 18: Summer quarter classes begin
If you will be studying abroad on a non-DU program, you will need to complete a consortium agreement in order to receive financial aid. Once this agreement is processed, your aid will disburse to your student account according to DU's disbursement schedule. Funds cannot disburse early to fit with your host school's start dates, and you will be responsible for paying the charges at your host school once a refund has been generated. Contact our office if you have questions.
Office of Financial Aid Contact Information
University Hall 255