Frequently Asked Questions

We recognize that there are a lot of questions and uncertainty surrounding the changes implemented by DU to safeguard our community. We want to assure you that even though are staff is working remotely, and in-person counseling and front desk services have been suspended, we are still open and available to help!

How to Contact Us:

Our phone lines are open Monday-Friday from 11:00am-4:30pm. While our response times may be delayed, we are responding to all inquiries as quickly as we can. Email is the the most efficient way to communicate with our office. If you have a question, please send it to finaid@du.edu.

Find a list of FAQs and updates related to COVID-19 on the DU Coronavirus page.

 

2021-22 Financial Aid Offers:

 

Applying for Aid:

 

Summer Aid:

 

Covid-Related Questions:

 

Scholarship Questions:

  • I'm an undergraduate student. Do you have a list of additional private scholarships I can apply for?

    Various entities not affiliated with DU offer an array of scholarship opportunities. These sources can include community organizations as well as women's, ethnic or religious organizations. Many of these opportunities are not broadly advertised, so be sure to speak with any such organizations near you, particularly those you're already affiliated with, to see if they offer scholarship funding. 

    We also have a list of the most common private scholarship search engines on our website. 

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  • I'm a graduate student. Do you have any scholarships I can apply for?

    Most available scholarships are merit-based and are awarded by individual academic departments. For many merit-based scholarships, you're automatically considered when you apply for admission. Some, however, will require a separate application. Contact your academic department for more information on DU scholarship opportunities.

    Various entities not affiliated with DU also offer an array of scholarship opportunities. These sources can include community organizations as well as women's, ethnic or religious organizations. Many of these opportunities are not broadly advertised, so be sure to speak with any such organizations near you, particularly those you're already affiliated with, to see if they offer scholarship funding. We've included some of the most common private scholarship search engines on our website.

  • Are there any DU scholarships for my specific major?

    There are over 500 gift and endowed scholarships awarded every year to current undergraduate students by academic departments on campus. The majority of these scholarships are available to students entering their second, third or fourth year at the University after they’ve taken classes in their chosen major. To be considered for one of these scholarships, students must submit the Departmental Scholarship Application, which opens in the spring each year. A majority of departmental scholarships require financial need, so you should apply for financial aid prior submitting the departmental scholarship app. (Please note the departmental scholarship application for the 2021-22 academic year closed on April 9th.)

  • Where should my private scholarship check be mailed?

    The check can be sent to the following address:

    University of Denver
    Office of Financial Aid
    2197 S. University Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80208

    The scholarship provider should write the check out to the University of Denver and include your name and DU ID in the memo. If the organization has a specific way they would like the scholarship applied (split evenly over the academic year or a specific quarter), please have them include that information with the check.

  • How will my private scholarship be applied onto my account?

    Once we receive the scholarship, we'll see if the organization sent information on how they want the funds to be applied. Some organizations want it to be applied evenly over the academic year while others would like it to be applied to one quarter specifically. Unless otherwise specified, we'll split the scholarship evenly over the fall, winter, and spring quarters.

  • My private scholarship hasn't been applied to my account. What should I do?

    We may have not received your scholarship check yet. Please contact your scholarship organization directly to confirm they have sent the check and verify it has been sent to the correct address.

  • I have an outside organization asking for information for a private scholarship. What should I do?
    • If the organization is asking for an enrollment verification, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 303-871-4095 or registrar@du.edu, or request enrollment verification through PioneerWeb.
    • If the organization is asking for a copy of your bill, please log in to DUPay to find your most recent statement. Contact the Bursar's Office at 303-871-4944 or bursar@du.edu for more information.
    • If the organization is asking for specific information about your financial aid, please email the request to finaid@du.edu. We can't provide any FAFSA data or aid eligibility information to a third party without your written consent, so we'll reach to you to obtain authorization. Please submit requests at least two weeks prior to the organization's deadline (if applicable).

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