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Undergraduate Financial Aid

Financial Aid 101

An email series for prospective DU undergraduates.

Here in Financial Aid, we know that financing your education can be intimidating and confusing. That's why we've developed "Financial Aid 101"—an email series designed to help you fully understand the financial aid process at DU.

Find past emails and future topics in our series below. If you are not currently receiving these emails, please send an email to lisa.westendorf@du.edu to request that you be added to our list.

  • Welcome to Financial Aid 101 (Parent Version) - Sent September 1, 2016
  • Overview of the Financial Aid Process (Parent Version) - Sent September 4, 2016
  • Preparing for the Application Process (Parent Version) - Sent September 18, 2016
  • Application Tips and Using IRS Data Retrieval - October 2, 2016
  • Types of Aid Available - October 16, 2016
  • Finding Additional Scholarships - October 30, 2016
  • Checking the Status of Your Application - November 13, 2016
  • When to Expect Your Award Letter - November 27, 2016
  • Understanding Cost of Attendance - December 11, 2016
  • How Your Aid is Determined - December 25, 2016
  • Comparing Award Offers - January 8, 2017
  • Managing Unmet Cost - January 22, 2017
  • Work-Study and Student Employment Opportunities - February 5, 2017
  • Overview of Student Loans - February 19, 2017
  • Overview of the Parent PLUS Loan - March 5, 2017
  • Overview of Private Education Loans - March 19, 2017
  • Planning for Four Years - April 2, 2017
  • Next Steps and Keeping Your Financial Aid - April 16, 2017
  • What to Expect Going Forward - April 30, 2017