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 CSS PROFILE and 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, financial aid is available!

If you are an undergraduate student enrolled in a DU degree program, you'll receive a summer grant comparable to the amount of merit- and need-based funding you received each quarter during the 2011-12 academic year. Next week, current students will receive an email with tentative award amounts.

How to Apply for Summer Aid
To apply for summer grant funding, you must log into webCentral and complete the DU Summer Aid Application, which will be available beginning April 1st.

After logging in to PioneerWeb:

  • 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

We will use this information to create a summer aid package based on your 2011-12 financial aid award and summer enrollment plans, and will email you with information about your aid eligibility within 2-3 weeks of submitting your application.

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 all high school juniors and seniors as well as all 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.
  • College Access Scholarship The College Access Scholarship will be awarding (300) $2,500 scholarships to applicants who are enrolled at least part-time for the 2012-2013 school year. Students must qualify for the Federal Pell Grant. Application deadline is June 30, 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

The financial aid available to you for study abroad depends upon the type of program you are participating in.

For DU partner programs, you will be charged DU tuition, housing and meals (if your program includes those), the technology fee and other study abroad fees. You are eligible to receive your merit scholarship, institutional need-based grant, and federal and state aid; this aid will pay to your student account as if you were still on campus.

For programs unaffiliated with DU, you are charged a $150 fee per quarter and technology fees, and must pay the host university directly for tuition, housing and meals. Only federal and state aid may be used for unaffiliated programs. 

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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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