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Financial Aid for Law Students

Managing Your Aid

Understanding Your Award & Next Steps

After you have applied for financial aid, you will receive an email when your financial aid award is available for you to view and accept through PioneerWeb. Use these resources to help you understand your award and learn the next steps you need to take to secure your financial aid.

View Your Award Letter

Your 2018-19 financial aid award letter will list all of the financial aid offered to you as well as your cost of attendance.

  1. Log into PioneerWeb.
    If this is your first time logging in, your password will be your 6-digit birth date in the MMDDYY format.
  2. Go to the Law  Student or Incoming Grad Students tab.
  3. Click on "View a PDF of Award Letter."
  4. Choose the 2018-2019 Aid Year from the drop-down box.

Understanding Your Award Letter

Your financial aid award may contain a combination of scholarships/grants, work-study and student loans. Please review the Guide to Your 2018-19 Financial Aid Award to ensure you fully understand your rights and responsibilities as a recipient of financial aid at DU.

Estimate Your Bill

Download our estimated billing worksheet to estimate your balance due each semester. It's important to note that all financial aid, with the exception of work-study, is paid first to the University of Denver. If the amount of financial aid that has paid is greater than the amount owed, you will receive a refund for the credit balance.

Accept Your Financial Aid Awards

After reviewing your financial aid award and estimating your bill, you must accept, reduce or decline the offered aid through PioneerWeb. After logging in:

  1. Go the Law  Student or Incoming Grad Students tab.
  2. Click on "View and Accept Award Offer."
  3. Choose the 2018-2019 Aid Year.
  4. Click on the Terms and Conditions tab toward the top of the page, read through and click "Accept."
  5. Click on the Accept Award Offer tab to accept, reduce or decline each award. Click "Submit." (Please note: some scholarships may be automatically accepted on your behalf.)

Complete Loan Requirements

If you were offered loans as a part of your financial aid package, there are additional steps you must take to secure that funding. 

For a Direct Unsubsidized loan:

(These steps need to be completed for first-time borrowers only.)

  1. Sign into
  2. Complete Entrance Counseling (this link is on your homepage once you login). 
  3. Complete the Master Promissory Note (this link is also on your homepage).
For a Grad PLUS loan:
  1. Sign into
  2. Complete the Master Promissory Note (only required for first-time borrowers, unless using an endorser).