The Office of Financial Aid
University of Denver

spring 2012 Financial Aid Newsletter


Financial Aid Awards for 2012-13

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 if you have any questions about your award or the status of your application.

Financial Aid for the summer Quarter

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:

  • Go to the Student tab
  • Click the "Summer Aid Application" link
  • Select the "2011-2012 Aid Year"
  • Go to the Resources/Additional Information tab
  • Indicate how many credit hours you intend to take and submit

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. 

Private Scholarship Update

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:

  • Abbott and Fenner Scholarship The A&F Scholarships are available to students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Award value is $1,000. Application deadline is June 15, 2012.
  • Alexander Foundation Scholarship The Alexander Foundation Scholarship will be awarding up to $9,000 a year. Applicants must be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, reside in Colorado and be accepted by an accredited Colorado institution of higher education. Application deadline is April 14, 2012.
  • iModules Scholarship The iModules Scholarship will be awarding (10) $1,500 scholarships . The scholarship is open to both high school and college students. Application deadline is April 1, 2012.

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!

Student Employment Appreciation week

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:

Important Dates:

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

Study Abroad and your financial aid

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
2197 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208-9401

Tel: 303.871.4020
Fax: 303.871.2341


Office Hours:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mountain Time
Monday - Friday

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