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Spring Financial Aid Update

In this update:

  • Summer Aid Application Available April 1st
  • When to Expect Your 2015-16 Award Letter
  • Maintaining Your Aid Eligibility: Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Celebrate National Student Employment Appreciation Week
  • Upcoming Important Dates

Summer Aid Application Available April 1st

Are you planning to take classes during the summer semester and need financial aid? If so, you will need to submit a summer aid application through PioneerWeb. This application will be available on April 1st, and is required for anyone who wishes to receive federal aid—including loans—for the summer term. You'll receive an email from our office when you can log on and submit the application.

Learn more about the application process and your eligibility for both institutional and federal aid on our website.

When to Expect Your 2015-16 Award Letter

Wondering when you'll receive your financial aid award letter for the 2015-16 school year? Have you already applied? Remember the priority deadline to apply for aid is March 15th

Be sure you have also completed all of your financial aid requirements by logging into PioneerWeb. Just go to the Law 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 create an award package for you.

We will start sending award letter notifications via email 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 Law Student tab of PioneerWeb and clicking on "Set Your Preferred Email Address."

Maintaining Your Aid Eligibility:
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Did you know you must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to remain eligible for all types of financial aid (including loans)? Federal regulations require us to review your academic progress on an annual basis—usually in mid-summer. If you are a certificate student, we must monitor your progress at the end of every semester. So what does this mean?

In order to continue receiving financial aid, you must:

  1. maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.3,
  2. complete and pass a minimum of 66.67% of all courses attempted, and
  3. complete your degree within 150% of the minimum credits required to graduate.

Students who are not making Satisfactory Academic Progress will be placed on financial aid suspension and will not receive any further financial aid disbursements until a Probation Contract is completed.

For more information, please review the SAP policy on our website.

Celebrate National Student Employment Appreciation Week

Celebrate National Student Employment Appreciation Week with us at DU's 3rd Annual Coffee Break! Join us on Wednesday, April 15th beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the Driscoll Lawn for free Duffey rolls and coffee (in a new travel mug!). Since we are celebrating all student employees and supervisors, this event is open to the entire campus community. Coffee and Duffey rolls are first come, first served - so stop by early! And a big THANK YOU to all student employees for everything you do for DU! 

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Saturday, March 15th: Priority deadline to apply for financial aid for the 2015-16 academic year
  • March 16th-21st: Spring break
  • Wednesday, April 1st: Summer aid application available in PioneerWeb
  • Wednesday, April 1st: Priority registration begins for summer semester
  • Tuesday, April 7th: Priority registration begins for 2015 fall semester
  • Wednesday, April 15th: Student Employee Appreciation Coffee Break on Driscoll Lawn (beginning 8:30 a.m.)
  • Friday, May 8th: Priority deadline to apply for summer aid
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