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Undergraduate Financial Aid

Managing Your Aid

Your Bill and Receiving Your Aid

The Bursar's Office at DU is responsible for billing, and will assess charges to your student account such as tuition, fees, room and board (if applicable).

Payment for each term is due 10 days prior to the first day of classes for that term. On that date, your financial aid for that quarter will disburse to your student account and will pay toward your charges--as long as all financial aid requirements have been satisfied.

If your bill is greater than the amount of aid that pays in, you must pay the difference. The Bursar's Office has multiple payment options available for you to pay your balance.

Financial Aid Refunds

If your financial aid is more than the total of your charges, you may be eligible for a refund to pay other non-billable expenses such as books and personal expenses. Generally, refunds will be generated by the Bursar's office 2-3 business days after disbursement. In order to expedite the receipt of your refund, we recommend setting up direct deposit.

To set up direct deposit for refunds:

  1. Log into PioneerWeb.
  2. Go to the Student tab.
  3. Click on the "Direct Deposit Info" link (located in the My Statement/Payment box).

A note about Parent PLUS loans:

If your parent borrowed a Parent PLUS loan, any refund owed will be sent directly to the parent via mailed check. However, if the student's financial aid (without the PLUS loan) is greater than the bill, those excess funds will first be refunded directly to the student. Then, the additional PLUS loan amount will be refunded to the parent unless otherwise requested. If you wish to have the refund from a Parent PLUS loan sent to the student instead of the parent, please contact our office to make that request.

2016-17 Tentative Disbursement and Refund Dates:


Disbursement Date

Expected Refund Date

2016 Fall Quarter

September 2, 2016

September 6, 2016

2017 Winter Quarter

December 24, 2016

December 27, 2016

2017 Spring Quarter

March 17, 2017

March 21, 2017

2017 Summer Quarter

June 9, 2017

June 13, 2017

Learn more about billing, tuition due dates and payment options through the Bursar's Office.