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Undergraduate Financial Aid

Undergraduate Financial Aid

Eligibility & Policies

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In order to keep your financial aid, you must meet the following requirements:

  • All financial aid funds for undergraduate students are available only to students enrolled in degree programs and taking quarter classes—interterm classes are not eligible for financial aid.
  • Students must maintain full-time enrollment (12 credits or more) to remain eligible for certain types of aid, including the Residence Hall Grant, the DU Educational Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG).
  • Amounts are pro-rated for less than full time enrollment for the Pell Grant. Merit Scholarships may be prorated for students enrolled less than full time during their last term prior to graduating.
  • Students must maintain at least half-time enrollment (6 credits or more) to use work-study and to receive the Colorado Student Grant, the Perkins loan, and any Direct loan.
  • The requirements for gift, endowed, and private scholarships will vary depending on the department or the donor. Some awards have a minimum GPA requirement. Contact your department or donor directly for information on specific policies.
  • Students must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress to receive any federal aid.
  • Students who begin classes at DU, apply for financial aid, complete all of the requirements, and then withdraws from classes may have their financial aid adjusted according to federal, state, and institutional regulations. See the refund and withdrawal Policy for more information.

For a complete description of student rights and responsibilities, please review the Guide to Your Financial Aid Award.