The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office delivers more than $128 million in financial aid awards to qualified students at the Denver Campus each year. Students will be considered for a financial aid award of need-based grants (federal, state, and institutional), Work-study (part-time employment), Federal Direct Loans and, if applicable, Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans. To be considered for the best funding available, students should complete the FAFSA and submit requested documentation by the CU Denver priority deadline of April 1 each year.
To be considered for financial aid, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually. The application becomes available October 1 of each year for the upcoming year’s funding. Upon completing the application, students should monitor their email provided on the FAFSA, University email, and UCDAccess portal To Do List for requests for follow up paperwork. Students may also obtain important information online at https://www.ucdenver.edu/student-finances/financial-aid. All financial aid policies and procedures are subject to change due to revisions in federal and state laws, regulations, guidelines and applicable institution policies.