Take care of the details
We know that payment can be the most confusing part of starting school, so we've collected everything you need to know in one place. You'll need to accept your financial aid package, pay your tuition and review your health insurance options before starting classes.
Reviewing & accepting your financial aid offer
Use PioneerWeb to access the status of your financial aid offer and requirements. You can view, accept and decline your financial aid here.
Get step-by-step instructions on the Financial Aid website.
Please note you have to apply for financial aid each year to maintain your eligibility. If you applied for financial aid when you submitted your application for admission, you'll receive both decisions around the same time. If you haven't already applied for financial aid, you should do so as soon as possible.
- How to pay your tuition
Applying for a loan
If you've been offered a Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Direct loan, you'll need to complete the following:
- Master Promissory Note
- Entrance Counseling
Both steps can be completed at StudentAid.gov with your FSA ID.
Parent PLUS Loans require the following:
- Application at StudentAid.gov
- Credit Check (prior to approval, valid for 90 days)
- Master Promissory Note at StudentAid.gov
Tuition & fees
Your cost of attendance combines direct costs like tuition, fees, and room and board with an estimation of indirect costs like books and personal expenses.
- Tuition is $17,532 per quarter (2020-2021)
- Applies to students enrolled in 12-18 credit hours
- $1,461 per quarter hour if enrolled in more than 18 credit hours
Additionally, there is a student activity fee of $140 per quarter for full-time students. This also provides students with an RTD bus and light rail pass.
Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan. We include a premium in your billing statement each fall and spring quarter.
You can opt out of our Student Health Insurance Plan if you have adequate coverage from another source. Use our waiver form to opt out.
Health & counseling fee
There is a mandatory Student Health and Counseling Fee for all undergraduate students. Our Health and Counseling Center provides medical and mental health care for a minimal out-of-pocket cost.
The Health and Counseling Fee for 2020-2021 is $200 per quarter.
Student technology fee
We charge a technology fee of $4 per credit hour during each quarter. This helps us enhance DU's technological offerings for all of our students.
Housing, room & board
Please visit Housing and Residential Education for information on housing options and costs.