Admission decisions are made without regard to financial need, and no student should be denied this educational opportunity due to lack of funds. Financial aid in the form of loans or scholarships is available to students with demonstrated academic ability and financial need.
Many domestic students qualify for federal low-interest loans to help cover tuition. To apply for federal financial assistance, such as Direct Loans, students should complete their U.S. income taxes as soon as possible after the first of the year and then complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by June 30. To file the FAFSA electronically, see www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA is also available after February 1 at any college or university. Through these federal programs, U.S. citizens may borrow up to $20,500 per year for graduate study. Additional funds going up to the cost of attendance may be borrowed under the Graduate PLUS loan program. For additional information see www.fafsa.org and www.du.edu/finaid. Questions about federal loans should be directed to the Financial Aid Office at 303-871-4020.
A number of scholarships in the form of tuition discount and named/endowed scholarships are also available. Qualified students can receive anywhere from 30%-70% tuition discount scholarship (dependent on qualifications and competition during a particular admissions cycle). We urge you to apply by priority deadline for best scholarship consideration. To apply, you can submit a one-page essay detailing why you qualify for a merit scholarship. You can include but are not limited to information regarding financial need, public service and community activities, awards, publications, special recognitions, examples of leadership, background and influences, and future career plans. Please submit your essay on our scholarship submission page.