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Undergraduate Financial Aid

Financial Aid 101

An email series for new undergraduates at DU.

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 January 23, 2015
  • The Process and Application Tips (Parent Version) - Sent January 25, 2015
  • Types of Aid Available and Finding Additional Scholarships - February 1, 2015
  • Checking the Status of Your Application - February 8, 2015
  • Using IRS Data Retrieval and Federal Verification - February 15, 2015
  • When to Expect Your Award Letter - February 22, 2015
  • Understanding Your Cost of Attendance - March 1, 2015
  • How Your Aid Package is Determined - March 8, 2015
  • Comparing Award Offers and Determining Unmet Cost - March 15, 2015
  • Managing Unmet Cost - March 22, 2015
  • Work-Study and Student Employment Opportunities - March 29, 2015
  • Overview of Federal Student Loans - April 5, 2015
  • Overview of the Federal Parent PLUS Loan - April 12, 2015
  • Overview of Private Education Loans - April 19, 2015
  • Planning for Four Years - April 26, 2015
  • What to Expect Now - May 3, 2015