Financial Aid Overview

To apply for federal loans, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at http://www.fafsa.gov. You do not need to be admitted to the Sturm College of Law in order to submit your FAFSA. The application for the 2014-15 academic year became available January 1st, 2014.

You may also want to review our Financial Aid Timeline to get a better idea of what to expect from the financial aid process. Please note, the Solo and Small Practice Management program follows the same process, but not as stringent of a timeline.

Billing and Financial Aid Refunds

Tuition Due Dates

Tuition is billed each semester and is due to the University ten days before the start of classes. Tuition due dates are published by the Bursar’s Office.

Payment Options

The Solo and Small Practice Management Certificate Program requires 16 hours to complete. At the current tuition rate ($1,404/credit, plus a $4/credit technology fee), this is a tuition cost of $22,528.

The tuition rate changes each fall semester; if you will be enrolled more than one academic year, your actual tuition costs may be higher. To get a complete schedule of tuition and fees charges, please visit the University Registrar’s Office.

For students paying all or a portion of their bill through personal funds, the Bursar’s Office offers a number of different payment options and tuition payment plans.

Financial Aid Refunds

For students who are borrowing loans over the cost of tuition, financial aid refunds typically begin to be processed five to six days prior to the start of classes. Refund dates are published by the Bursar’s Office website.

You can sign up to receive your refund via direct deposit by going to the Student tab of webCentral, by selecting “Update Bank Account” under the My Statement

If you choose to not set up direct deposit, your refund will be mailed to the mailing address DU has on file for you. Please make sure your address is up to date by going to the Student tab of webCentral. Not updating your mailing address will significantly delay receipt of your refund.

Adding Credits after your Refund is Issued

Tuition is billed per credit hour ($1,404/credit plus a $4/credit technology fee, for 2014-15). If you add credits after your refund has been issued for the term, you will receive a bill for these credits and will need to make a payment to the Bursar’s Office.

Tuition Refund Policy

Students can receive a full refund for courses dropped in the first two weeks of classes in Fall and Spring semesters and in the first week of classes in the Summer semester. The Registrar’s Office publishes the last day to drop classes with a full refund on their calendar for each term. No refunds will be given for courses dropped after these dates.

Financial Aid Process

To apply for federal financial aid, you need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to the University of Denver. This application has to be filled out each academic year and will determine your eligibility for federal student loans.

The following links will help to clarify the financial aid process. If you have any questions, please contact the financial aid office.

Applying for Aid
Understanding Your Award and Next Steps
Federal Aid Policies
Financial Aid Forms
Frequently Asked Questions