2017-18 Budget Adjustment

Undergraduate Students

Your total student budget is a nine-month estimate of costs typically incurred by all students. This estimate includes direct costs (such as tuition and fees) and indirect costs (such as personal expenses and transportation expenses). Budget parameters are determined by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and by the Office of Financial Aid.

After submitting this form, a Financial Aid Advisor will review and process your request. Once complete, an email will be sent to your DU address. Please allow up to 3 weeks for processing. If you are applying for additional loan funds, allow more time for certification and disbursement.

Adjustments can be made for the reasons listed below. An offer of additional aid is not guaranteed. Funds, if available, will be the in the form of a student loan. Choose only those options that apply to you.

If you need to make adjustments to your budget because of changes in enrollment, please submit the Enrollment Adjustment form.

* indicates required information.

Student information:

*First Name:
*Student ID:
*Email Address:

Reason for Budget Adjustment:

Note that some adjustments require additional documentation, which must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid before your request will be processed.

Room charges

My current room charges exceed the standard budgeted amount as set by the institution ($7,806 for the year or $2,602 per quarter). Please increase my budget to reflect actual charges.

Health Insurance

I am a traditional undergraduate student who is enrolled in the DU health insurance plan for the 2017-18 academic year and would like to use additional loan funds to pay this cost.

Additional Fees and Expenses

I have additional fees and/or expenses that I wish to be added to my budget. Additional documentation required: Please submit a copy of an invoice with the fees and/or expenses such as special course fees, Learning Effectiveness Program Fees, computer software or supplies needed for educational purposes.

Computer Expense

A budget adjustment can be made for the purchase of a computer one time during a student's enrollment in an undergraduate program at DU. The maximum is $1,800. The computer budget parameter is established by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and is based on web-published costs.

I would like to include the purchase of a computer in my budget. Additional documentation required: A receipt showing the cost of the computer you purchased must be submitted. We cannot accept an advertisement or estimate.


Childcare: The childcare budget parameter is established by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and is based on a range of the actual cost of care per child, per month in the state of Colorado. The maximum is $1,096 per child, per month. Additional documentation required: Please submit a statement demonstrating the amount of childcare for each child per month, which can include receipts, enrollment agreements, copies of cancelled checks, and/or a detailed written statement from a provider including contact information and dates of enrollment/care.

I have a childcare provider outside the home.* 
      Number of children:    Cost per child, per month:
      Names of children:
      Name of childcare provider:
      Contact information of provider:

*A Financial Aid Advisor will contact the childcare provider to confirm enrollment/attendance. We reserve the right to request proof of payment for childcare services at any time during the academic year in which a childcare adjustment has been approved.


Do you have any questions or comments for the Financial Aid Advisor who will process your request?

By submitting this form, you permit the DU Office of Financial Aid to reduce or increase your student budget, thus changing your financial aid eligibility. You understand that Financial Aid will verify actual enrollment at the end of the 100% add/drop period; if you do not enroll in the credit hours indicated, your budget and financial aid will be re-adjusted, and funds may have to be returned that you received inadvertently.


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