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Spring Financial Aid Update

University of Denver Financial Aid

In this update:

  • Apply for Financial Aid for 2017-18 by March 15th
  • Spring Quarter Disbursement of Aid and Refunds
  • Summer Aid Application Available March 31st
  • DU Departmental Scholarship Application Available
  • Maintaining Aid Eligibility: Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Upcoming Important Dates

Apply for Financial Aid for 2017-18 by March 15th

It's time to apply for financial aid! The priority deadline to submit your 2017-18 application is March 15th. Download the application checklist to be sure you're taking all the necessary steps.

Once you've submitted your application, we may need additional documentation before we can create an award package for you. To view your requirements, go to the Student tab of PioneerWeb and review the "Financial Aid Requirements" box. Anything with a red flag next to it is still outstanding and must be submitted.

We'll start sending award letter notifications via email to current students who have completed all application requirements in early June. These emails will be sent to your preferred address. Verify that you have the correct email address on file by going to the Student tab of PioneerWeb and clicking on the "Set Your Preferred Email Address" link.

Spring Quarter Disbursement of Aid & Refunds

Your DU tuition bill is due on March 17th. On that date, your financial aid for spring 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 classes (learn about enrollment requirements),
  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, March 21st. If you have direct deposit, you can expect to see that refund in your bank account on March 22nd.

Learn more about billing and disbursement >>

Summer Aid Application Available March 31st

Are you planning to take classes during the summer quarter and need financial aid? If so, you will need to submit a summer aid application through PioneerWeb. This application will be available on March 31st, and is required for anyone who wishes to receive institutional and/or federal aid for the summer term. You'll receive an email from our office when you can log on and submit the application.

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

DU Departmental Scholarship Application Available

Did you know there are over 400 DU departmental scholarships available for next year? To be considered for these awards, you must complete an online application through PioneerWeb. This application, which automatically syncs to your student record to determine initial eligibility, is only available through April 7th.

To apply for a 2017-18 departmental scholarship:

  • Log into PioneerWeb.
  • Go to the Student tab.
  • Click on the "DU Departmental Scholarship Application" link located in the Financial Aid Awards box.

Many scholarships require financial need, which is determined by your 2017-18 FAFSA and CSS PROFILE. Be sure you have all of your required materials submitted by reviewing your Financial Aid Requirements on the Student tab of PioneerWeb. Each department will select their scholarship recipients and will send notifications by the beginning of June.

Maintaining Your Aid Eligibility:
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Did you know you must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to remain eligible for all types of financial aid (including loans)? Federal regulations require us to review your academic progress on an annual basis—usually in mid-summer. So what does this mean?

In order to continue receiving financial aid, you must:

  1. maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (2.5 for accounting majors),
  2. complete and pass a minimum of 80% of all courses attempted (66.67% for University College students), and
  3. complete your degree within 125% of the minimum credits required to graduate.

Students who are not making Satisfactory Academic Progress will be placed on financial aid suspension and will not receive any further financial aid disbursements until a probation contract is completed.

For more information, please review the SAP policy on our website.


Upcoming Important Dates

  • Wednesday, March 15th: Priority deadline to apply for financial aid for the 2017-18 academic year
  • Friday, March 17th: Financial aid disbursement for spring quarter
  • Tuesday, March 21st: Financial aid refunds generated by the Bursar's Office
  • Monday, March 27th: First day of classes for spring quarter
  • Friday, March 31st: Summer aid application available in PioneerWeb
  • Sunday, April 2nd: Last day to add/drop classes at 100% for spring quarter
  • Friday, April 7th: Last day to submit the DU Departmental Scholarship Application
  • Friday, May 5th: Priority deadline to apply for summer aid

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

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