Financial Aid & Scholarships
Your financial aid options
We help you navigate the financial aid process by giving you the tools you need to finance your DU education. We also support our students with scholarships, grants and loans, with our undergraduates receiving over $130 million in financial aid annually. You can also apply for private scholarships to supplement the aid you receive from DU.
Aid for graduate students varies by program. Our graduate students receive $55 million in institutional aid annually, including scholarships and fellowships.
Calculate Your Cost
Our total cost of attendance for an on-campus undergraduate comes out to around $65,000. But scholarships and grants make up 76.6 percent of our financial aid. 77 percent of undergraduate students seeking employment have at least one job offer at graduation, and they leave our campus with an average of $29,947 in federal student loan debt.
84 percent of our students receive some type of financial aid. From grants and scholarships to student loans, we can show you the best available funding you’re eligible to receive.
Our Financial Aid office manages federal aid such as loans for our graduate students. We can direct you to the right academic department so you can apply for scholarships, fellowships and assistantships.
Our Office of Veteran Services ensures veteran students can access their options for financial assistance, including a Fall 2017 increase in Yellow Ribbon support funding. Our comprehensive GI Bill and Military Assistance counseling educates students to leverage their federal benefits. We also help navigate other aid options, including federal financial aid, scholarships and awards from our academic departments.
Additionally, we provide resources for every step of the college experience—from admission to academics to alumni relations—to uphold our mission of supporting veterans to become contributing members of our community.
Supporting Our Students
Momentum ScholarshipsChancellor Rebecca Chopp launched the Momentum Scholarship Challenge, a program that will endow $45 million in scholarship funding in an effort to eliminate the need gap for undergraduates.
Crowdfunding Beats GoalsThanks to about 2,200 donors, 2017's One Day for DU raised over $400,000 — surpassing our goal and helping fund 28 projects including internships, clubs, grants, scholarships, programs, partnerships and more.
General Financial Aid Application Process
Complete your 2017 CSS PROFILE (not applicable to graduate and law students)
DU School Code: 4842
Available October 1
Request your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID.
Complete your 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
DU School Code: 001371
Available October 1
Review your application dates
Scholarship Sends First-Generation Student to DU
Higher education wasn’t a major topic of discussion for residents of the Taos Pueblo reservation in New Mexico. That didn’t stop Autumn Murphy from pursuing a college education.
With her tuition fully paid, Autumn is helping Native American high school students develop backgrounds in tech and science. Her service and involvement in the community will help others to pursue higher education.