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Financial Aid Office


To assist students with their cost of attendance, a majority of students will need to borrow student loans. Students can borrow student loans up to their cost of attendance. The cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, books/supplies, living allowance and health insurance. Any student loan that will cause your financial aid award to go beyond your cost of attendance will not be approved.

The CU Denver|Anschutz Financial Aid Office believes that a lack of financial resources should not be an obstacle to furthering one’s education. It is important that students and families have confidence in the financial assistance provided by CU Denver|Anschutz. The Student Loan Code of Conduct​ was created to ensure the highest ethical standards and to foster confidence in the Financial Aid Office. (The Code of Conduct document is being revised.)

How do I accept or decline my awards in Student Center?

Is this your first loan at the CU Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus?

You must:

  1. Complete the online Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) at studentloans.gov.
  2. Select University of Colorado Denver, school code 004508, as your college.
  3. Retain a copy of your master promissory note. Make sure that you click the Submit button to send the MPN to Direct Loan Servicing.
  4. You will be assigned one of the Federal Loan Servicers. If you need to view your loan account or loan status, obtain repayment information or deferment/forbearance information, please contact your Servicer. You can locate your Servicer's contact information on the loan statement that they send you, or go to NSLDS.ed.gov.
Federal Direct Loan 

Federal Direct Stafford Loan

A Federal Direct Stafford Loan is available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at least half-time in an eligible degree or certificate program to pay for their educational costs. Borrowers must file a FAFSA to be considered for this loan.

 

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

The Federal Direct Stafford Parent PLUS Loans are available to parents of dependent undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time in an eligible degree or certificate program to pay for their educational costs.

Federal Direct Stafford Graduate PLUS Loan   

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

The Graduate PLUS Loan is a low interest (7.9% fixed), federally guaranteed loan program available to graduate or professional students enrolled at least half-time in an eligible degree or certificate program to pay for their educational costs.

Federal Direct Stafford Loan Requirements 

Federal Direct Loan Counseling

Before receiving your first Direct Stafford Loan at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, the U.S. Department of Education requires that you complete the online Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN).

Federal Perkins Loan 

Federal Perkins Loan

Federal Perkins Loan is a low interest rate (5% fixed) loan available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at least half-time in an eligible degree or certificate program to pay for their educational costs. Borrowers must demonstrate financial need through their FAFSA to be considered for this loan.

Alternative Student Loans   

Alternative Student Loan

An alternative, or private, student loan, is a credit based supplemental education loan by private lenders to help “fill the gap” between your cost of attendance (COA) and what the Financial Aid Office can award. Because alternative student loans are not subsidized by the federal government, they generally have a higher interest rate than federal loans. Students may be required to apply with a co-borrower.

Garman Short Term Loan Fund   

Garman Short Term Loan Fund

The Garman Short Term Loan Fund was established in 1974 by a bequest from Benjamin Lee Garman. The bequest’s only directive is that the funds be used for loans and that no loan can be made to a student who “interferes with or disrupts the teaching activities of such university by direct action rather than orderly processes.”

Institutional Loan 

Institutional Loan

Anschutz Medical Campus Students Only

An institutional loan is funding that has been provided by various donors to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and awarded by the Financial Aid Office. Eligibility, terms and conditions vary by loan.

Residency and Relocation Loan 

Residency and Relocation Loan

Anschutz Medical Campus Students Only

Students enrolled in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and certain other disciplines may be eligible for a Residency/Relocation Loan. Residency loans are private loans that are for expenses related to for interviews and relocating for a residency or internship.

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