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Undergraduate Financial Aid

Financial Aid 101

An email series for prospective DU undergraduates.

Here in Financial Aid, we know that financing your education can be intimidating and confusing. That's why we've developed "Financial Aid 101"—an email series designed to help you fully understand the financial aid process at DU. Find past emails and future topics in our series below.

  • Welcome to Financial Aid 101 - Sent August 31, 2017
  • Overview of the Financial Aid Process - Sent September 3, 2017
  • Preparing for the Application Process (Parent Version) - Sent September 17, 2017
  • Application Tips and Using IRS Data Retrieval (Parent Version) - Sent October 1, 2017
  • Types of Aid Available (Parent Version) - Sent October 15, 2017
  • Finding Additional Scholarships - October 29, 2017
  • Checking the Status of Your Application - November 12, 2017
  • When to Expect Your Award Letter - November 26, 2017
  • Understanding Your Cost of Attendance - December 10, 2017
  • How Your Aid is Determined - December 24, 2017
  • Understanding Your Award Letter and Comparing Award Offers - January 7, 2018
  • Determining and Managing Unmet Cost - January 21, 2018
  • Work-Study and Student Employment Opportunities - February 4, 2018
  • Overview of Federal Student Loans - February 18, 2018
  • Overview of the Parent PLUS Loan - March 4, 2018
  • Smart Borrowing - March 18, 2018
  • Planning for Four Years - April 1, 2018
  • Keeping Your Financial Aid - April 15, 2018
  • Next Steps and What to Expect Going Forward - April 29, 2018