Campus & Community Partners
We know high schools and community organizations—as well as DU faculty and staff—play an important role in a student's ability to finance a DU degree. Below, you'll find information and resources to help students stay on track and make informed decisions.
We work throughout the year with campus units, community groups and high school counselors and administrators to bring financial aid information to prospective students and parents. Our outreach efforts are designed to provide the most relevant information for wherever students are in the college admission process. We're available for presentations, workshops, information tables and panels.
Available outreach topics include:
- Financial Aid 101 presentations
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS Profile workshops
- Student loan repayment workshops
- Scholarship information
- Graduate financial aid options
- Orientation/resource tabling
Schedule an Outreach Presentation or Event
If you’re interested in having one of our staff members present or attend your event, please submit the Outreach Request Form. We kindly request that you complete this form two weeks before the actual event. We'll make every effort to support your request. If you have questions or need to cancel an event, please email us at FinancialAid.Outreach@du.edu.Request an Outreach Event
High School Counselor Resources
Financial Aid Application Information
Financial Aid Application Deadlines:
- Early Action and Early Decision I applicants: November 15
- Regular Decision and Early Decision II applicants: February 1
Key Financial Aid Facts
- 84 percent of need met for undergraduate students
- 78 percent of aid for undergraduates is scholarships and grants
- $42,918 is the average need-based financial aid package for first-time, first-year students
- 86 percent of students receive some form of financial aid
2020-21 Cost of Attendance:
(For full-time student, living on campus)
Direct Costs: Tuition $52,596 Fees $1,179 Room & Board $14,178 Subtotal $67,953 Indirect Costs: Books $1,200 Transportation $1,536 Personal Expenses $1,404 Loan Fees $80 Cost of Attendance $72,009
DU School Codes:
- CSS Profile: 4842
- FAFSA: 001371
Information for Scholarship Providers
Financial Aid Data Sharing Policy
The Family Educational Records and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits colleges and universities from sharing student information to third parties without the written consent of the student. This means we can only share financial aid records with scholarship providers if the student gives explicit, written permission for us to do so through the Release of Student Records form.
Submitting Scholarship Funds
To make sure the student’s account is credited before charges are due and to prevent the student from accruing late fees, submit funding by:
- August 1 for fall quarter
- November 1 for winter quarter
- March 1 for spring quarter
- May 1 for summer quarter
Your scholarship won’t credit to the student’s account until we process the funds.
Please note that we do not bill you for scholarship payments. If you require an invoice or bill, you should request that the student provide a copy of his or her account statement. If you require bills for housing, books or other educational costs, you must ask the student to provide the appropriate documentation.
Send scholarship checks (payable to the University of Denver) to:
University of Denver
2197 S. University Blvd
Denver, CO 80208-9403
Information for DU Staff and Faculty
Student Award Policy
Various offices, programs, departments and projects on the DU campus often wish to provide students with awards and gifts using the funding at their disposal. Whether the purpose of these awards and gifts is to recognize and reward the student achievement, or to assist students in times of need, the desire and freedom to provide them is an important part of a vibrant community. However, federal financial aid regulations also require that in certain cases, this funding is properly accounted for and considered when determining the total amount of financial aid that each student receives.
If you provide funding to a student in the form of a prize, award, scholarship, gift, fellowship, etc., please submit the Student Award Request form (open in Internet Explorer). For more information about this form, please review our Practical Guide. The Student Award Request form should be emailed to FinancialAid.QC@du.edu, faxed to (303) 871-2341 or mailed to University Hall 255.
DU Departmental Scholarship Application Process
The DU Departmental Scholarship Applications opens for current students in February each year. The general timeline for units to review and select their scholarship recipients is below. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Folse, Assistant Director of Scholarships, at (303) 871-6795 or Amy.Folse@du.edu.
- Mid-February: Scholarship awarding Q&A lunch for DU faculty and staff
- Late February: Scholarship application opens for students in PioneerWeb
- Mid-March: Scholarship budgets sent to units
- Early April: First-time, first-year scholarship recipient selections due
- Early April: Scholarship application closes for students
- Early April: Scholarship review opens for faculty/staff in RZASCHL
- Mid-May: Scholarship selections are due from faculty/staff
- Late May: Scholarship posting
- Late May/Early June: Financial Aid Award notification to students
Institutional Code of Conduct for Educational Loans
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 requires institutions of higher education to develop and enforce a code of conduct that prohibits conflicts of interest for financial aid personnel. In compliance with this requirement, the University of Denver has created the following code of conduct based on the HEOA.
Other University employees, officers, and agents with responsibilities in respect to education loans also have to comply with this policy.
Code of Conduct
Conflict of Interest: No employee shall have a conflict of interest with respect to any education loan or other student financial aid for which the employee has responsibility.
Ban on Revenue-Sharing Arrangements: The University shall not enter into any revenue-sharing arrangement with any lender or other vendor working with any of it's financial aid offices. The University shall not accept any fee or other material benefit in exchange for recommending a lender to its students.
Gift Ban: No University officer or employee with financial aid responsibilities shall solicit or accept a gift (e.g., a gift of services, transportation, lodging, or meals, provided purchase of a ticket, payment in advance, or reimbursement) having a monetary value of more than a de minimus amount from a lender, guarantor, or servicer of education loans.
Contracting Arrangements Prohibited: No University officer or employee with financial aid responsibilities shall accept from any lender or lender affiliate any payment or other financial benefit as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or other contract to provide services to a lender.
Interaction with Borrowers: The University shall not automatically assign a particular lender to any borrower, and shall not refuse to certify or delay certification of any loan based on the lender or guarantee agency selected.
Prohibition on Offers of Funds for Private Loans: The University shall not request or accept from any lender an offer of funds to be used for private education loans in exchange for the University providing the lender with a specified number or volume of federal loans made or in exchange for placement on a preferred lender list.
Co-branding: The University prohibits any private educational lender from using the University's name, emblem and logo as well as any words, pictures, or symbols associated with the University to imply endorsement of private education loans by that lender.
Ban on Staffing Assistance: The University shall not request or accept from any lender any assistance with call center staffing or financial aid office staffing. Lenders, however, may provide professional development training to financial aid administrators, educational advising materials to borrowers, or assistance in state or federally-declared natural disasters.
Advisory Board Assistance: All employees with financial aid responsibilities shall be prohibited from receiving anything of value from a lender or guarantor in return for service on its advisory board. Reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred in connection with such service, however, is permitted.
2197 S. University Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80210
M - F 8am-4:30pm
FAFSA Code: 001371
CSS Profile Code: 4842