Tuition

Tuition and fee charges at DU can include tuition, student activity fees, technology fees, room and board fees, the on-campus parking permit fees, special class assessments and more. Student fees do not include books, off-campus room and board charges, or any other charges accrued to non-University entities.

Tuition and fees are charged each term in which a student registers, and are based on the number of hours in which a student registers. Traditional Undergraduate students registering for classes within their program are billed tuition and technical fees at a flat rate of 12 hours when registering for 12 to 18 credit hours within a term. Students registering for more than 18 hours will be billed for each additional hour taken.

To view tuition rates for specific programs, please see the 2021-2022 Academic Year Tuition Rates.

Billing & Due Dates

The Bursar's Office will send email notification to the student's DU email address when electronic bills (ecoBill) are ready for viewing, approximately four weeks before the beginning of the term. A statement listing actual charges and financial aid credits for the term will be generated and posted to DUPay, our online tuition payment portal. Authorized Users will also be notified.

Bills are due on the 22nd of the month for all charges billed. The chart below gives initial bill dates and due dates for each term, including summer.

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    Fall Quarter 2021

    Initial Bills - 8/1/2021
    Due Date – 8/22/2021

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    Winter Quarter 2022

    Initial Bills – 12/1/2021
    Due Date - 12/22/2021

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    Spring Quarter 2022

    Initial Bills – 3/1/2022
    Due Date - 03/22/2022

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    Summer Quarter 2022

    Initial Bills – 6/1/2022
    Due Date - 06/22/2022

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We offer Tuition Payment Plans to help spread out the cost of attendance.

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Billing Agreements, FERPA and Authorized Users

Your Billing Agreement, FERPA and Authorized Users are three separate pieces of information you'll provide to the Bursar's Office. The Billing Agreement is required for all students, and while FERPA and Authorized users are not required, most students complete these steps to allow designated persons to assist them so they may concentrate on studies.

  • Billing Agreement

    All students at the University of Denver are required to sign a yearly Billing Agreement. You will not be permitted to complete registration until you electronically sign this agreement. To view this hold and complete the agreement, please login to PioneerWeb. Once there, click the Student tab, and navigate to My Statement | Billing Agreement. For students under 18 years of age a parent or guardian must sign the Billing Agreement. The Parental Billing Agreement can be mailed, faxed or emailed to the Bursar's Office.

    Billing Agreement Form

  • FERPA

    A FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) release must be completed to allow academic/billing information to be shared with persons of your choice, such as your bill payer. This will allow those you designate to inquire on the phone/email or in person about charges on your tuition bill. This is separate from DUPay authorized users

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  • Authorized Users

    DUPay allows you to share your DU tuition account information with multiple authorized users. Authorized users can log into DUPay to view your student account balance and make payments on your behalf. You also have the option to give authorized users access to your statements and payment history.

    Authorized users DO NOT have access to your stored payment methods, academic records or other personal information, and you do not have access to your authorized user’s stored payment information. Authorized users are not able to call or email the University and inquire about charges on your statement unless they are also designated on your FERPA release.

     

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I applied for financial aid. Why is it not reflected on my bill?

    Financial aid disburses 10 days before the start of the quarters/semesters

    Your award may still be in process or there may be outstanding requirements. Check the status of your financial aid award on the Student tab of PioneerWeb.

  • I already have health coverage and do not wish to participate in the University's student health insurance program. What do I do?

    The Student Health Insurance Premium is assessed to students registered in six of more credit hours each fall and spring terms. Students may waive participation in the program and the insurance premium provided they are covered under another adequate health insurance policy. For more information about the student health program, visit the Health and Counseling website, or contact them at (303)871-2205. Waivers must be processed by the waiver deadline or else the student will be liable for the associated charge. The 2020 - 2021 academic year waiver deadline for undergraduate students is October 2, 2020.

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  • When and how will I receive my financial aid refund?

    All financial aid is disbursed to your tuition account. If the total financial aid proceeds are greater than the total account due, the Bursar's Office will issue a refund of the excess amount to the student. Refunds can be transmitted directly to the bank account established by the student by setting up a direct deposit transaction. Refunds not set up for direct deposit will be mailed to the Mailing address established by the student.

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