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Financial Aid

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.

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  • Reviewing & accepting your financial aid award

    Use PioneerWeb to access the status of your financial aid requirements and awards. You can view, accept and decline your awards here.

    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.

    We cannot guarantee you'll receive you financial aid package before May 1 if you apply after March 15.

  • How to pay your tuition

    Our Bursar's site has information on payment options, including the Undergraduate Quarterly Payment Plan.

  • 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 StudentLoans.gov with your FSA ID.

    Parent PLUS Loans require the following:

    • Application at StudentLoans.gov
    • Credit Check (prior to approval, valid for 90 days)
    • Master Promissory Note
  • 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.

    • $17,112 per quarter (2019-2020)
    • Applies to students enrolled in 12-18 credit hours
    • $1,426 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.

  • Health insurance

    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 2019-2020 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.

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