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Master's/Certificate Financial Aid

If you’re interested in borrowing federal student loans while enrolled at the University of Denver’s University College, we encourage you to fill out your FAFSA concurrent with your application for admission. Follow these steps to apply for financial aid:


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For detailed information on applying for financial aid, please visit the Office of Financial Aid.

1. Review the Financial Aid Application student checklist.
2. The University of Denver school code is 001371.
3. For a fast and easy way to complete your FAFSA application, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
4. Note the FAFSA application is accepted year round.
5. Once you have applied to the University of Denver and submitted your FAFSA, you can track your financial aid progress at PioneerWeb (click on the student tab and click "View Requirements" at the bottom of the page).Note the FAFSA application is accepted year round.
6. Admission to a degree or certificate program and enrollment in the required number of credit hours (4 credit hours for graduate programs; 8 credit hours for undergraduate programs) are necessary in order to receive federal financial aid.
7. For questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@du.edu or 303-871-4020 or University College Student Financial Services Assistant Tina Miller at cmiller@du.edu or 303-871-3945.

Bachelor's Financial Aid

To be eligible for financial aid, undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of eight credit hours per quarter. Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.

We know that financing your college education can be daunting, and we're here to guide you through the process so you can focus on getting the most from your experience at DU. Visit the Financial Aid office, which has specific information for undergraduate aid at University College. You can review the types of aid available and learn how to apply for aid.

Bachelor of Arts Completion Scholarships

University College offers both institutional and donor-funded scholarships for new and continuing students based on academic merit, financial need, and other criteria. Scholarship applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are considered individually for scholarship eligibility. All students who apply for admission to the University College Bachelor of Arts Completion Program (BACP) are eligible for consideration. To apply for a scholarship the BACP Common Scholarship Application should be submitted and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year completed.


  • Complete the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program Admission Application and/or be enrolled as a degree-seeking BACP student
  • Complete this BACP Common Scholarship Application in its entirety
  • Submit a 1-2 page personal statement
  • Apply for a US Department of Education PIN at www.pin.ed.gov
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form found at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The school code for DU is 001371

Scholarship applications received by the following deadlines will be given priority consideration. Deadlines for scholarship consideration:

Enrollment term Scholarship Application Deadline
Fall Quarter 2017 July 28, 2017
Winter Quarter 2018 November 3, 2017
Spring Quarter 2018 February 9, 2018
Summer Quarter 2018 April 27, 2018

BACP Dean's Opportunity Scholarship

All students who are fully admitted to the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program (BACP) are eligible for scholarship consideration for the Dean's Opportunity Scholarship, which is a partial tuition scholarship that helps students offset some of the expense of a college education. Academic merit and financial need are elements considered in the selection process. Scholarship recipients are responsible for any other fees and books, as well as the remainder of the tuition of BACP courses. The BACP Dean's Opportunity Scholarship may follow students through graduation.

BACP Scholarship requirements

  • Enroll in classes the quarter the scholarship is awarded
  • Register for a minimum of two classes (8 quarter hours) per quarter
  • Attend classes a minimum of three of four quarters each academic year beginning with the quarter the scholarship is awarded
  • Demonstrate significant academic progress and maintain a University College GPA of 3.0

To apply,

  1. 1. Complete the BACP Common Scholarship Application
  2. 2. Submit a 1-2 page personal statement (typed and double spaced) that addresses the following:
    • Your interest in your chosen field and how you will use your degree
    • How a scholarship will assist you in attaining your goals
    • What makes you an outstanding candidate for scholarship consideration
    • Any special circumstances that are not reflected in your FAFSA that you would like the Scholarship Committee to consider

BACP Colorado Community College Success Scholarship

The BACP Colorado Community College Success Scholarship is specifically for students who began their educational journey at a Colorado community college and are looking to complete their bachelor's degree at University College. At University College, we recognize the pursuit of education as a worthwhile and challenging experience, and we want to reward students who are dedicated to taking on academic endeavors at all levels. The Colorado Community College Success scholarship is a partial tuition scholarship that helps students offset some of the expense of a college education. Academic merit and financial need are elements considered in the selection process. Scholarship recipients are responsible for any other fees and books, as well as the remainder of the tuition of BACP courses The BACP Colorado Community College Success Scholarship may follow students through graduation.

BACP Colorado Community College Success Scholarship requirements:

  • Prior attendance at a Colorado community college
  • Enroll in classes the quarter the scholarship is awarded
  • Register for a minimum of two classes (8 quarter hours) per quarter
  • Attend classes a minimum of three of four quarters each academic year beginning with the quarter the scholarship is awarded
  • Demonstrate significant academic progress and maintain a University College GPA of 3.0

To apply,

  1. 1. Complete the BACP Common Scholarship Application
  2. 2. Submit a 1-2 page personal statement (typed and double spaced) that addresses the following:
    • Your interest in your chosen field and how you will use your degree
    • How a scholarship will assist you in attaining your goals
    • What makes you an outstanding candidate for scholarship consideration
    • Any special circumstances that are not reflected in your FAFSA that you would like the Scholarship Committee to consider

College Opportunity Fund (COF)

The College Opportunity Fund program provides a stipend for new and continuing in-state undergraduate students attending college in Colorado.


  1. You must have financial need, which is determined by the FAFSA.
  2. Award amount is $25.33 per credit hour for the 2014-15 academic year.
  3. Must be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant by having an EFC of less than $5,157.
  4. You must be a graduate of a Colorado high school or have successfully completed a non-public, home-based educational program in Colorado (students who received a GED are eligible).
  5. Must complete the COF application online at www.CollegeInColorado.org
  6. Eligible students need to authorize the COF stipend every quarter (unless lifetime authorization is selected). This can be done on the "Student" tab of PioneerWeb. In the left "myWeb" section, select Banner Self-Service > Student and Financial Aid > Registration > COF Stipend Authorization.
  7. Must meet any additional requirements as stipulated by COF.

Daniels Fund Boundless Opportunity Scholarship

The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship honors and supports non-traditional, undergraduate students who recognize the power an education has to create a better life for themselves and their families. It is intended for highly-motivated students seeking the next level of achievement in their lives, regardless of their life path. The scholarship is need-based and targets specific candidates including adult learners and returning military. All Boundless Opportunity Scholarship recipients are required to complete an online survey providing information on career and academic goals and how they will be achieved. This information helps the Daniels Fund evaluate the success of the program and its graduates. The duration of the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship is limited to two years.

Boundless Opportunity Scholarship recipient requirements:

  • Legal resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
  • Complete the Daniels Fund online survey (link to survey will be provided in scholarship acceptance letter)
  • Write a "Thank You" to the Daniels Fund
  • Enroll in classes the quarter the scholarship is awarded
  • Register for a minimum of two classes (8 quarter hours) per quarter
  • Attend classes a minimum of three of four quarters each academic year beginning with the quarter the scholarship is awarded
  • Demonstrate significant academic progress and maintain a University College GPA of 3.0

To apply,

  1. 1. Complete the BACP Common Scholarship Application
  2. 2. Submit a 1-2 page personal statement (typed and double spaced) that addresses the following:
    • Your interest in your chosen field and how you will use your degree
    • How a scholarship will assist you in attaining your goals
    • What makes you an outstanding candidate for scholarship consideration
    • Any special circumstances that are not reflected in your FAFSA that you would like the Scholarship Committee to consider

BACP Upsilon Delta Scholarship

University College is part of Alpha Sigma Lambda, a 60+ year national honor society that aims to recognize the achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. The University College chapter is Upsilon Delta. Call the Student Financial Advisor at University College at 303-871-3945 to learn what scholarships are available while you are in school. To become a member of Upsilon Delta you will need 45 credit hours of University College classes and a GPA of 3.75.

Some benefits of joining Upsilon Delta are:

  • No dues
  • Improve your resume
  • Earn recognition of your achievements
  • Connect with other chapter members around the US

If you have questions or need assistance with the process, contact our advisor at 303-871-6148.

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