2014-15 Budget Adjustment

Graduate Students

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Your total student budget is a nine-month estimate of costs typically incurred by all students. This estimate includes direct costs (such as tuition and fees) and indirect costs (such as room and board, personal expenses and transportation expenses). Budget parameters are determined by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and by the Office of Financial Aid.

After submitting this form, a Financial Aid Advisor will review and process your request. Once complete, an email will be sent to your DU address. Please allow up to 3 weeks for processing. If you are applying for additional loan funds, allow more time for certification and disbursement.

Adjustments can be made for the reasons listed below. An offer of additional aid is not guaranteed. Funds, if available, will be the in the form of a student loan. Choose only those options that apply to you.

If you need to make adjustments to your budget because of changes in enrollment, please submit the Enrollment Adjustment form.

* indicates required information.

Student information:

*First Name:
*Student ID:
*Email Address:

Reason for Budget Adjustment:

Note that some adjustments require additional documentation, which must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid before your request will be processed.

Loan Fees

I am borrowing a Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan, Graduate PLUS loan or private loan and would like my loan fees to be included in my budget.

Health and Counseling Fee

I am being charged the DU Health and Counseling Fee and would like that fee to be included in my budget ($158/quarter or $237/semester).

Health Insurance

I am utilizing health insurance outside of DU and would like that cost to be included in my budget. Additional documentation required: Please submit documentation from your provider demonstrating the cost of your health insurance per month.

Cost of health insurance per month:

Computer Expense

A budget adjustment can be made for the purchase of a computer one time during a student's enrollment in a graduate program at DU. The maximum is $1,800. The computer budget parameter is established by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and is based on web-published costs.

I would like to include the purchase of a computer in my budget. Additional documentation required: If you have already purchased your computer, submit your receipt to the Office of Financial Aid. If you plan to purchase a computer, you may submit the advertisement or estimate.

Childcare

Childcare: The childcare budget parameter is established by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and is based on a range of the actual cost of care per child, per month in the state of Colorado. The maximum is $1,061 per child, per month. Additional documentation required: Please submit a statement demonstrating the amount of childcare for each child per month, which can include receipts, enrollment agreements, copies of cancelled checks, and/or a detailed written statement from a provider including contact information and dates of enrollment/care.

I have a childcare provider outside the home.
      Number of children:    Cost per child, per month:
      Names of children:
      Name of childcare provider:
      Contact information of provider:

*A Financial Aid Advisor will contact the childcare provider to confirm enrollment/attendance. We reserve the right to request proof of payment for childcare services at any time during the academic year in which a childcare adjustment has been approved.

Bar Exam Fees

This increase can be made only if you incur the cost of the Bar Exam while enrolled as a student at DU. This adjustment can be made for Bar Exam fees only; your budget cannot be increased for Bar prep coursework or materials.

I am taking the Bar Exam for the first time and would like the cost of the exam added to my budget. Additional documentation required: Please submit a receipt showing the amount you have already paid for the exam; estimates cannot be accepted.

Disability Expenses

I have expenses related to a disability. Additional documentation required: Please submit receipts demonstrating your out-of-pocket expenses.

Study Abroad Program Expenses

I am participating in a DU study abroad program and have additional expenses such as program fees and airfare. Additional documentation required: Please submit a receipt or an estimate of your airfare costs, as well as documentation of program fees (such as a flyer). Please note that we can only increase your cost of attendance for the cost of an economy class ticket, even if you purchase a more expensive ticket.

Destination of trip:

If for a travel course:

Course name:     Course number:

 

Do you have any questions or comments for the Financial Aid Advisor who will process your request?

By submitting this form, you permit the DU Office of Financial Aid to reduce or increase your student budget, thus changing your financial aid eligibility. You understand that the Office of Financial Aid will verify actual enrollment at the end of the 100% add/drop period; if you do not enroll in the credit hours indicated, your budget and financial aid will be re-adjusted, and funds may have to be returned that you received inadvertently.

 

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