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Undergraduate Financial Aid

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. We encourage you to use the following resources to help you understand your award and learn the next steps you need to take in order to secure your financial aid.

View Your Award Letter

Your 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 Student or Admitted Students tab.
  3. Click on "View a PDF of Award Letter."
  4. Select the 2018-2019 Aid Year from the drop-down menu.

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 both the direct and indirect costs of attending school each quarter. The cost of attendance and financial aid listed on your award letter will help you calculate your estimated balance due. It's important to note that all financial aid, with the exception of work-study, is first applied towards your direct costs billed by 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.

After calculating your costs, you may determine that there will be a balance due each term. Learn how to manage this unmet cost through payment plans and alternative financing options.

Accept Your Financial Aid Awards

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

  1. Go the Student or Admitted 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 and grants may be automatically accepted on your behalf.)

You can also watch our accepting your award video to get step-by-step instructions on accepting your financial aid.

Complete Loan Requirements

If you were offered a Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized loan as a part of your financial aid package and are a first-time borrower, there are additional steps you must take to secure that funding:

  1. Sign into using your FSA ID.
  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).