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Financial Aid for Law Students

Managing Your Aid

Your Bill and Receiving Your Aid

Billing and Financial Aid Disbursement

When to expect your bill:

Starting with the 2018 fall semester, the Bursar's Office will send bills on a monthly basis, and the due date will always be the 22nd of the month.

For the fall semester:

  • Initial bills will be sent on August 1st
  • The due date for that bill will be August 22nd

Your initial bill will list tuition, fees and any other charges you have for the fall semester as well as your authorized financial aid. In order for aid to be "authorized," it must be accepted and all requirements completed. Be sure to check PioneerWeb—any item with a red flag in the "Financial Aid Requirements" box requires additional action, and the award associated with that requirement will not appear as a credit on your bill until that item is satisfied.

When to expect your financial aid:

Federal regulations prohibit institutions from disbursing financial aid any earlier than 10 days prior to the start of the term. The first day of classes for fall semester is August 13th, which means your financial aid will disburse to your DU student account and pay toward your charges on August 3rd (as long as all financial aid requirements have been satisfied).

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 and personal expenses. Generally, refunds will be generated by the Bursar's office 2-3 business days after disbursement. For the fall semester, the estimated refund date is August 7th. 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 Law Student tab.
  3. Click on the "Direct Deposit Info" link (located in the My Statement/Payment box).

Upcoming Disbursement and Refund Dates:


Disbursement Date

Expected Refund Date

2018 Fall Semester

August 3

August 7

2019 Spring Semester

December 28

January 2

2019 Summer Semester

May 18

May 21

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