Financial Aid & Billing
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.
Accepting your financial aid offer & completing requirements
Use PioneerWeb to access your financial aid offer and requirements. You can view, accept and decline your financial aid here.
Get step-by-step instructions and a complete to-do list on the Financial Aid website.
Please note you must 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.
Applying for a Parent PLUS loan
Parent PLUS loans are federal loans with a fixed interest rate of 5.30% available to parents of dependent undergraduate students who have no adverse credit history. Options are available to defer repayment until the student graduates.
If your parent is interested in applying for this loan, they must go to https://studentaid.gov, and under the “Apply for Aid” menu, click on the “Apply for a Parent PLUS Loan” link.
Find more information on the Financial Aid website.
Setting up DUPay
DUPay is the University's tuition payment portal where you can view statements and account activity and pay your bill. You can also give access to a third party (such as a parent or guardian).
For instructions on setting up DUPay, visit the Bursar's website.
- Paying your tuition bill
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).
- Students students enrolled in 12-18 credit hours are charged a flat rate of $17,532.
- Students will be charged an additional $1,461 per credit if enrolled in more than 18 credit hours.
- There is a student activity fee of $140 per quarter for full-time students, which provides students with an RTD bus and light rail pass.
There is a mandatory $200 Student Health and Counseling Fee for all undergraduate students per quarter. Our Health and Counseling Center provides medical and mental health care for a minimal out-of-pocket cost.
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.
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.
Housing & meal plans
Please visit Housing and Residential Education for information on housing and meal plan options and costs.