Graduate Financial Aid

Invest in yourself and your future by earning your graduate degree from the University of Denver. We work hard to offer comprehensive financial aid services and the resources you need to understand your aid options, manage unmet costs, and borrow responsibly. 

Whether you plan to pursue a graduate degree as a full-time student or part-time on evenings and weekends, our dedicated staff assists you every step of the way and helps you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Cost of Attendance

Start planning for your DU graduate degree by determining your estimated cost of attendance. Learn about the direct and indirect fees and expenses associated with a DU education and access helpful tools to calculate what you can expect to pay out-of-pocket.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

To provide comprehensive support, we’ve created a step-by-step guide walking you through the financial aid process. Find out more about priority deadlines, when to expect your aid offer, and review frequently asked questions.

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Types of Financial Aid

At DU, you have access to various types of financial aid to help you manage the cost of your graduate education. From grants and scholarships to work-study programs, learn more about available forms of aid and determine your eligibility.

Next Steps for Accepting Financial Aid

Once you’ve applied for financial aid and received your offer, you must know how to understand your aid offer and take the necessary next steps to secure your funds. Find out more about how to accept or decline your financial aid, sign up for a payment plan, apply for additional loans, and much more.

$60m in grants and scholarships to graduate students.

$14m in funding annually through graduate research and teaching assistantships.

80% of law students receive scholarships.

Financial Aid for Undocumented Students

At DU, we believe everyone should have access to a transformative graduate education. Although undocumented students do not qualify for federal aid and have limited access to other forms of aid, DU strives to provide additional assistance and offer access to scholarships available from DU, the State of Colorado, and private organizations. 

Refer to our DEI resources for more information on immigration, student support services, and college planning resources.

Aid for Veterans and Military Students

DU provides veteran students with the resources they need throughout the college experience. Our Graduate Financial Aid teams help you understand your funding options and how VA benefits work with other programs. Additionally, our staff assists you in securing additional sources of aid, including federal financial aid, scholarships, and awards from our academic departments.

Start Preparing for Student Loan Repayment

After earning your graduate degree, you must consider your student loan repayment options. To begin planning, review our information on grace periods, determining your servicer, and available repayment plans.


Watch our most recent webinar on loan repayment planning


Resources to Help Manage Your Financial Aid 

Applying for financial aid is only the first step. Once you’ve accepted your aid offer, you must stay up-to-date on managing your financial aid. Below, we have outlined a series of resources and information to help you do so.

Financial Aid Policies 

Maintaining eligibility for financial aid supports your path to earning your degree at DU. As a graduate student, you must ensure you understand and follow all essential requirements, policies, and expectations that may affect your financial aid status. Please review the following resources: 

Financial Aid Forms

The financial aid process can be a lot to manage at times. With paperwork, deadlines, and forms, it is easy to become overwhelmed. To help streamline the process, we have compiled all our financial aid forms and resources in one place. From estimated billing worksheets to budget adjustment forms, you can access all financial aid forms in one place. 

Financial Support Resources

DU’s Student Outreach & Support (SOS) offers financial assistance through the Student Assistance Fund (SAF) to support students experiencing a short-term emergency financial need and to help maintain their ability to participate in DU life. Learn more about SAF’s eligibility requirements, the application process, required documentation, and more

Financial Literacy Resources

At DU, we want to see you succeed academically and financially. To support your financial literacy and ability to make sound financial decisions, we offer financial wellness resources like courses on budgeting, investing, student loan repayment, and maintaining a healthy credit score. Discover how you can sharpen your financial skills today!



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