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Fall Financial Aid Update

University of Denver Financial Aid

Welcome to the start of the 2017-18 academic year! In an effort to keep you informed of upcoming important dates, announcements, and policy changes, we'll be sending you a financial aid update once each quarter. If you ever have have a question about the information included in these emails, please don't hesitate to contact us.

In this update:

  • Fall Quarter Disbursement of Aid and Refunds
  • Authorized Users for DUPay
  • Health Insurance Waivers
  • Smart Loan Borrowing
  • Upcoming Important Dates

Fall Quarter Disbursement of Aid and Refunds

Your DU tuition bill is due on September 1st. On that date, your financial aid for fall quarter will disburse to your student account and will pay toward your charges—as long as all financial aid requirements are satisfied.

In order to receive your financial aid, you must:

  1. be registered for at least four credits,
  2. have accepted your financial aid through PioneerWeb, and
  3. have no outstanding requirements on the Student tab of PioneerWeb, (which are indicated by a red flag).

Expecting a refund? If your financial aid is more than the total of your charges, a refund will be generated by the Bursar's Office on Tuesday, September 5th. If you have direct deposit, you can expect to see that refund in your bank account on September 6th.

Did you know you can calculate your estimated refund through PioneerWeb? Click on the "Student Account by Term" link on the Student tab, then subtract your total "Term Credits and Payments" from "Term Charges." If the result is a negative number, you'll receive that amount in a refund.

Learn more about billing and disbursement >>

Authorized Users for DU Pay

If you would like to give others (employer, spouse, parent, etc.) the ability to access your tuition account information, sign them up to be an authorized user through DUPay. Authorized users can be given permission to view account balances, make payments, access bills and view payment history. To add an authorized user:

  • Log into DUPay.
  • Select the Authorized Users tab under My Account.
  • Click Add Authorized User.
  • Enter the email address of the authorized user and select permissions.
  • Check the I agree box in the Agreement window and click Continue.

Learn more about DUPay >>

Health Insurance Waivers

Most students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Program. The premium for this program is assessed each fall and spring quarters for students enrolled in six or more credits. If you are covered by another health insurance plan, you may waive participation in this program. The deadline to waive participation is September 29th. To either accept or waive DU's health insurance:

  • Log into PioneerWeb.
  • Go to the Student tab.
  • Click on the "Accept/Waive Health Insurance" link in the "Advising and Registration Tools" box.

Learn more about DU's Health Insurance Program >>

Smart Loan Borrowing

Be sure you're only borrowing what you absolutely need for the 2017-18 academic year! Before classes begin, we encourage you to utilize the Estimated Billing Worksheet to help you determine what you will owe DU each quarter (this worksheet works best when opened in Internet Explorer). Then, use the Federal Student Aid Repayment Estimator to estimate your future monthly federal student loan payments under each repayment plan. By monitoring your borrowing while you're still in school, you can be sure there won't be any surprises at graduation.

If you realize you don't need all of the loan funds you've accepted and would like to reduce the amount you'll borrow this year, please contact us.

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Friday, September 1st: Financial aid disbursement for fall quarter
  • Tuesday, September 5th: Financial aid refunds for fall quarter generated by the Bursar's Office
  • Monday, September 11th: First day of classes
  • Sunday, September 17th: Last day to add/drop classes at 100%

Financial Aid • 2197 S. University Blvd • Denver, CO 80208
Ph: 303.871.4020 • Fax: 303.871.2341 •

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