1. Complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid: www.fafsa.ed.gov
Note: Financial aid is awarded on a first come first served basis. We recommend that you file your federal tax returns as early in the calendar year as possible so that your tax data is available through the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) when completing the FAFSA application. Income tax return data is available through the DRT three weeks after electronic tax filing and eight weeks after paper tax filing.
February-April 2014: The Financial Aid Office will be reviewing your applications and determining if we need additional information from you. Watch for mailings and/or emails detailing your next steps. If you are required to submit additional documentation send it as soon as possible, without this information we cannot determine your financial aid offer.Prospective Student Portal
Please visit the prospective student portal page to learn more about how to gain access to information regarding your financial aid upon acceptance. Scholarships
For information on our scholarships, see our Scholarships for Accepted Students Web page.Personal Finances
Understanding your financial circumstances prior to beginning medical school in August should be high priority. Plan ahead and use the information from the AAMC- FIRST (www.aamc.org/first
) program and our website www.ucdenver.edu/finaid
to take control of your expenses and resources. Before signing a lease or making other financial commitments remember you will have a limited amount of resources to support all of your personal expenses. You’re in control; be savvy and consider all your options.Do You Understand Your Credit Situation?
You can use www.annualcreditreport.com
to review your credit reports. You can request a report annually from each of the agencies. It has been suggested to take one report from each agency every four months. Please note: you are not provided your credit score, rather, you should review your report to ensure all information is accurate.
• Equifax: January
• TransUnion: May
• Experian: September
This approach allows you to have a regular review of your credit history throughout the year, versus taking all three reports once.
Note: If you accept a federal Graduate PLUS loan you will be required to pass a credit check in order to receive the funds. If you are unable to pass the credit check you will not receive the PLUS loan funds, and not receive the amount you requested. As a general rule, you must have “adverse-free credit history” to be approved. Examples of adverse-free include, but not limited to: delinquencies, bankruptcies, or court judgments against you. If you are concerned about your credit history and being able to obtain the PLUS loan, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 303.724.8039.
The Financial Aid Office can be reached by phone (303.724.8039) email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or walk-in advising hours posted on our website.