Checking Your Status

Regularly checking your financial aid status is a critical step in ensuring you receive your financial aid in a timely manner. You can manage all aspects of your financial aid and stay on top of your status online.

General Timelines

  • 7-10 days for DU to receive your FAFSA and/or CSS Profile
  • 1-3 days for your student record to reflect submitted documents
  • 2-3 days for your student record to reflect completed loan requirements
  • 3-5 days for a Parent PLUS or private loan to appear on your student record after you apply
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Checking Your Status

Depending on where you are in the application process, you'll use different tools to check your financial aid status.

I have not received notice of my admission Application Status page, financial aid tab
I've been admitted, but haven't deposited Application Status page, financial aid tab
I deposited PioneerWeb, Student tab
I'm a current student PioneerWeb, Student tab

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I forgot my login information. How do I sign in?

    If you haven't deposited or have been admitted to DU, go to and log in with your email address and password. The first time you login, you will need to enter the temporary pin that was sent to you via email after you submitted your admission application (the subject line will include "we've received your application"). If you've forgotten your password, click on the "Forgot your password?" link or send an email to

    If you've deposited to DU, you'll log in to PioneerWeb. The first time you login, your password will be your 6-digit birthday in the MMDDYY format. If you've forgotten your password, click on the "Forgot your password?" link or contact the DU IT Help Desk at 303-871-4700 to have them reset it for you.

  • I submitted everything for my application. When will I receive a financial aid offer?

    If you complete your financial aid application by the priority deadline and are admitted to the University of Denver, you can expect to receive your aid offer via email around the same time as your admission decision. A packet of information will also be mailed to you. The timeline for receiving your offer will depend on when you applied for admission:

    • Early Decision I Applicants: Early December
    • Early Action Applicants: Mid-December
    • Early Decision II Applicants: Late February
    • Regular Decision Applicants: Early March

    If you're a transfer student and have completed the financial aid application process, we'll send you a financial aid offer 2-3 weeks after being admitted to DU.

    If you're a current DU student and have completed all application requirements, you can expect to receive your financial aid offer via email in mid-June.

  • How can I make sure I get my financial aid funds on time?

    Once you've accepted your award, there may be additional requirements you need to complete before your aid can pay into your student account. To see if there are unsatisfied requirements, review the "Financial Aid Requirements" box on the Student tab of PioneerWeb. If there are any red flags listed in the "Status" column, further action is required. Click on that item to learn more.

  • When will I receive financial aid funds?

    Provided all requirements are satisfied, your financial aid will disburse to your DU student account 10 days prior to the start of every term. Refunds are then generated by the Bursar's Office 2-3 days after disbursement.

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