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Summer Financial Aid Update

University of Denver Financial Aid

In this update:

  • Summer Aid Application Reminder
  • Summer Quarter Disbursement of Aid and Refunds
  • 2017-18 Financial Aid Award Letters
  • 2017-18 Student Loan Interest Rates
  • Student Loan Repayment Workshops
  • Upcoming Important Dates

Summer Aid Application Reminder

If you're planning to take classes during the summer quarter and need financial aid (including loans), you need to submit a summer aid application through PioneerWeb. The final deadline to submit this application is Friday, June 16th. After an advisor has reviewed your application, you'll receive an email with information about your summer aid options.

Learn more about the application process and your eligibility for both institutional and federal aid on our website.

Summer Quarter Disbursement of Aid & Refunds

Your DU tuition bill is due on June 9th. On that date, your financial aid for summer 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 4 credits,
  2. have accepted your financial aid through PioneerWeb, and
  3. have no outstanding requirements on the Student tab of PioneerWeb, (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, June 13th. If you have direct deposit, you can expect to see that refund in your bank account on June 14th.

Learn more about billing and disbursement >>

2017-18 Financial Aid Award Letters

Many students have already received their financial aid award notifications for the 2017-18 academic year. If you haven't received your award letter yet—and you've applied for aid—you can expect to receive it within the next week or so. Notifications are sent via email to your preferred email address.

2017-18 Student Loan Interest Rates

The Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 ties federal student loan interest rates to the financial markets. Under the Act, interest rates are determined each spring for new loans being made for the upcoming award year. Each loan has a fixed interest rate for the life of the loan.

Interest rates for loans first disbursed between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018 will be slightly higher than those first disbursed during the 2016-17 aid year. For Direct Unsubsidized loans, the interest rate will be 6.00% (up from 5.31%); for Graduate PLUS loans, the interest rate will be 7.00% (up from 6.31%).

Student Loan Repayment Workshops

Are you graduating at the end of spring quarter and want to better understand the student loan repayment process? Attend an upcoming workshop! To learn more and to register, visit our website.


Upcoming Important Dates

  • Friday, June 8th: Last day of spring quarter
  • Friday, June 9th: Financial aid disbursement for summer quarter
  • Tuesday, June 13th: Financial aid refunds generated by the Bursar's Office
  • Friday, June 16th: Last day to submit the summer aid application
  • Monday, June 19th: First day of classes for summer quarter
  • Tuesday, July 4th: Independence Day - University closed
  • Thursday, August 17th: Last day of summer quarter

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

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