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Financial Aid, Tuition & Billing

Viewing/Accepting Award

Through the Financial Aid website, you will find important information about types of financial aid as well as the terms and conditions of awards.

PioneerWeb is your resource to access the status of your financial aid requirements and awards. You can view, accept and decline your awards under the Admitted Student tab. You will need your DU ID and password.

Please remember that you will need to reapply for financial aid each year to maintain eligibility. If you are admitted and you applied for financial aid at the same time, you can expect to receive your official financial aid award within a similar timeframe as your admission notification.

If you decide not to apply for admission and financial aid simultaneously, you should still apply for financial aid as soon as your schedule allows. We will continue to send award letters to admitted students on a weekly basis after the initial notification timelines.

We cannot guarantee that you will receive a financial aid award prior to May 1st if we receive your financial aid application after March 15th.

Payment options

Visit the Bursar's site to learn more about payment options and the Undergraduate Quarter Payment Plan!

Applying for loans

Upon acceptance of a Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Direct loan, you will be required to complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling. Both steps can be completed online by logging into with your FAFSA ID.

The Parent PLUS Loan requires a credit check prior to approval, and is valid for 90 days. To apply for a Parent PLUS Loan, parents need to complete both a Master Promissory Note and an Application, using their own PIN, online at

Tuition & fees

The cost of attendance is determined by calculating direct costs (tuition, fees, room and board) and estimating indirect costs (books, transportation, personal expenses). To help you better understand all the direct costs on your first bill, please see the explanations below along with the projected cost of attendance.


Tuition for the 2017-2018 regular academic year (Fall, Winter and Spring quarters) is $15,084 per quarter for all undergraduate students enrolled in 12 through 18 quarter hours. Students registering for more than 18 hours, including courses for no-credit, will be charged the hourly rate of $1,320 per quarter hour for hours in excess of 18. 


The health insurance premium is assessed to all undergraduate students. The health insurance is charged to your billing statement each fall and spring quarter. If you have adequate coverage, you may waive the insurance by completing a waiver form.


The Student Health and Counseling fee is assessed each quarter and is mandatory for all undergraduate students. The 2017-2018 fee will be $195/quarter. The Health and Counseling fee allows students to take advantage of cost-effective, high quality medical and mental health care at the Health and Counseling Center for minimal out-of-pocket cost.


To enhance opportunities for technology use in and out of the classroom, a quarterly technology fee will be charged to all DU students. The 2017-2018 fee will be $4 per credit hour.

A student activity fee is assessed to all undergraduate students. The 2017-2018 fee will be $140/quarter for full-time students. In addition to funding student activities, the fee includes an RTD bus and lightrail pass.


Room and board rates vary. Please see the Housing and Residential Education website for housing options.