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Spring Financial Aid Update


In this update:

  • Spring Quarter Disbursement of Aid and Refunds
  • Summer Aid Application Available April 1st
  • When to Expect Your 2014-15 Award Letter
  • DU Departmental Scholarship Application Available
  • Celebrate National Student Employment Appreciation Week
  • Upcoming Important Dates

Spring Quarter Disbursement of Aid & Refunds

Your DU tuition bill is due on March 14th. On that date, your financial aid for spring quarter will disburse to your student account and will pay toward your charges—as long as all financial aid requirements are satisfied.

In order to receive your financial aid, you must:

  1. be registered for classes (learn about enrollment requirements),
  2. have accepted your financial aid through PioneerWeb, and
  3. have no outstanding requirements on the Student tab of PioneerWeb, (which is indicated by a red flag).

Expecting a refund? If your financial aid is more than the total of your charges, a refund will be generated by the Bursar's Office on Tuesday, March 18th. If you haven't done so already, we recommend setting up direct deposit to receive your refund sooner. If you have direct deposit, you can expect to see your refund on your bank account on March 19th.

Remember: DU Health insurance is only charged in the fall and spring quarters, so if you are expecting a refund for spring quarter, it may be smaller than than the refund you received in winter quarter. Did you know you can calculate your estimated refund through PioneerWeb? Go to the Student tab and click on the "Spring Quarter 2014" link in the My Account box. Then, subtract your total "Term Credits and Payments" from "Term Charges." If the result is a positive number, you'll receive that amount in a refund.

Learn more about billing and disbursement >>

Summer Aid Application Available April 1st

Are you planning to take classes during the summer quarter 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 institutional and/or federal aid 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 2014-15 Award Letter

Wondering when you'll receive your financial aid award letter for the 2014-15 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 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 Student tab of PioneerWeb and clicking on "Set Your Preferred Email Address."

DU Departmental Scholarship Application Available

Did you know there are over 350 DU departmental scholarships available for next year? To be considered for these awards, you must complete an online application through PioneerWeb. This application, which automatically syncs to your student record to determine initial eligibility, is only available through April 11th.

To apply for 2014-15 departmental scholarships:

  • Log into PioneerWeb.
  • Go to the Student tab.
  • Click on the "DU Departmental Scholarship Application" link located in the Financial Aid Information box.

Many scholarships require some financial need, which is determined by your FAFSA, CSS PROFILE and any other documents requested for the verification process. Please ensure that you have all of your required materials submitted by reviewing your Financial Aid Requirements on the Student tab of PioneerWeb. Each department will select their scholarship recipients and will send notifications by the beginning of June.

Celebrate National Student Employment Appreciation Week

Celebrate National Student Employment Appreciation Week with us at DU's 2nd Annual Coffee Break! Join us on Wednesday, April 16th 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

  • Friday, March 14th: Financial aid disbursement for spring quarter
  • Saturday, March 15th: Priority deadline to apply for financial aid for the 2014-15 academic year
  • Monday, March 17th: First day of classes for spring quarter
  • Tuesday, March 18th: Financial aid refunds generated by the Bursar's Office
  • Sunday, March 30th: Last day to add/drop classes at 100% for spring quarter
  • Tuesday, April 1st: Summer aid application is available in PioneerWeb
  • Friday, April 11th: Last day to submit the DU Departmental Scholarship Application
  • Wednesday, April 16th: Student Employee Appreciation Coffee Break on Driscoll Lawn (beginning 8:30 a.m.)
  • Friday, May 9th: Priority deadline to apply for summer aid
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