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Graduate Financial Aid

Managing Your Aid

Your Bill and Receiving Your Aid

The Bursar's Office at DU is responsible for billing, and will assess charges to your student account such as tuition, fees and health insurance.

Payment for each term is due 10 days prior to the first day of classes for that term. On that date, your financial aid for that quarter will disburse to your student account and will pay toward your charges--as long as all financial aid requirements have been satisfied.

If your bill is greater than the amount of aid that pays in, you must pay the difference. The Bursar's Office has multiple payment options available for you to pay your balance.

Financial Aid Refunds

If your financial aid is more than the total of your charges, you may be eligible for a refund to pay other non-billable expenses such as books, off-campus housing and personal expenses. Generally, refunds will be generated by the Bursar's office 2-3 business days after disbursement. In order to expedite the receipt of your refund, we recommend setting up direct deposit.

To set up direct deposit for refunds:

  1. Log into PioneerWeb.
  2. Go to the Student tab.
  3. Click on the "Direct Deposit Info" link (located in the My Statement/Payment box).

2017-18 Tentative Disbursement and Refund Dates:


Disbursement Date

Expected Refund Date

2017 Fall Quarter

September 1, 2017

September 5, 2017

2018 Winter Quarter

December 24, 2017

December 28, 2017

2018 Spring Quarter

March 16, 2018

March 20, 2018

2018 Summer Quarter

June 8, 2018

June 12, 2018

Learn more about billing, tuition due dates and payment options through the Bursar's Office.