Spring Financial Aid Update
In this update:
It's time to apply for financial aid! The priority deadline to submit the 2017-18 application is March 15th. Download the application checklist to be sure you and your student are taking all the necessary steps.
Once the application has been submitted, we may need additional documentation before we can create an award package. Verify with your student that we have everything we need by having him or her log into PioneerWeb to review the "Financial Aid Requirements" box. Anything with a red flag next to it is still outstanding and must be submitted.
We'll start sending award letter notifications via email to current students who have completed all application requirements in early June. These emails will be sent to your student's preferred address. We do not send paper award letters to current students.
The spring quarter tuition bill is due on March 17th. On that date, your student's financial aid for spring quarter will disburse and will pay toward charges—as long as all financial aid requirements are satisfied.
In order to receive financial aid, your student must:
Expecting a refund? If the amount of financial aid that disburses is more than the total of your student's charges, a refund will be generated by the Bursar's Office on Tuesday, March 21st. Students who have direct deposit can expect to see that refund in your their back account on March 22nd.
Is your student planning to take classes during the summer quarter? Does he or she need financial aid to help pay for those classes? If so, a summer aid application will need to be submitted through PioneerWeb. This application will be available on March 31st, and is required for anyone who wishes to receive institutional and/or federal aid for the summer term. Your student will receive an email from our office when the application is available.
Did you know there are over 400 DU departmental scholarships available for next year? To be considered for these awards, students must complete an online application through PioneerWeb. This application, which automatically syncs to each student's record to determine initial eligibility, is only available through April 7th.
Many scholarships require financial need, which is determined by the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE. Each department will select their scholarship recipients and will send notifications by the beginning of June. Encourage your student to submit the application soon!
Did you know students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to remain eligible for all types of financial aid (including loans)? Federal regulations require us to review each student's academic progress on an annual basis—usually in mid-summer. So what does this mean?
In order to continue receiving financial aid, students must:
Students who are not making Satisfactory Academic Progress will be placed on financial aid suspension and will not receive any further financial aid disbursements until a probation contract is completed.
For more information, please review the SAP policy on our website.