Financial Aid

Billing and Financial Aid Refunds

Tuition and Fee Charges

Tuition is billed per credit hour for each credit your take. Tuition for the 2019-20 year is $1,753 per credit.

For help in estimating your 2019-20 academic year bill, please use this Estimated Billing Worksheet.

  • As a reminder, first-year students take 15 credits per semester in the full-time program and 11 credits per semester in the part-time program.

Bills and Tuition Due Dates

Bills are accessible through the DUPay System on the Law Student tab of PioneerWeb.  Bills are issued on the 1st of each month, and are due on the 22nd. 

Payment Options

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.

If your employer or another third party is helping to cover the cost of your Denver Law tuition, you may want to fill out an Employer Reimbursement Payment Agreement to set up deferred payments or a Third Party Payment Agreement to have a third party billed for all or a portion of your bill.

Financial Aid Disbursement

Financial Aid disburses to your tuition account ten days before the start of classes; provided that you have completed all your loan requirements and are enrolled in at least 4 credits.

  • To check that you have completed all your loan requirements, go to the Law Student tab of PioneerWeb.

Financial Aid Refunds

Students who are borrowing loans over the cost of tuition will receive a financial aid refund from the Bursar’s Office. These refunds typically begin to be processed 5-6 days prior to the start of classes.

  • View financial aid refund dates
  • You can sign up to receive your refund via direct deposit by going to the Law Student tab of PioneerWeb, by selecting “Update Bank Account” under the My Statement section.
  • If you don’t set up direct deposit, your refund will be mailed to the mailing address DU has on file for you. Make sure your address is up to date by going to the Law Student tab of PioneerWeb! Not updating your mailing address will significantly delay receipt of your refund.

Changes in Enrollment (continuing students only)

Your Cost of Attendance and financial aid awards are based on enrollment of 12-15 credits for Day students and most Master and LLM students, 8-11 credits for Evening Students, and 4-7 credits for part-time MSLA students. The Office of Financial Aid checks enrollment at the end of the 100% add/drop period for each semester and adjusts your financial aid to reflect your actual enrollment.

If you are a Day student enrolled in less than 12 credits or an Evening student enrolled in less than 8 credits, your cost of attendance and loan eligibility will be decreased. If you have already received a refund from your financial aid, this may mean that you will owe a balance to DU for the amount that was overpaid to your account.

  • To check that your Cost of Attendance (COA) is correct for your enrollment, you can go to the Law Student tab in PioneerWeb and select “Financial Aid Status” under the Financial Aid Requirements section.
    • For the 2019-20 academic year, the standard COA for enrollment in 12-15 credits is $76,082 and the standard COA for enrollment in 8-11 credits is $61,998

Adding Credits after your Refund is Issued

Tuition is billed per credit hour ($1,753/credit plus a $4/credit technology fee, for 2019-20). 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 2 weeks of the semester in fall and spring and in the first week of the semester in summer. The Registrar’s Office publishes the last day to drop classes with a full refund on their calendar for each term.

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University of Denver
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Denver, CO 80208