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 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 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, 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
After logging in to PioneerWeb:
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.
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
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.
Office of Financial Aid Contact Information
University Hall 255