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Important Dates

Know what to do when.


If you are attending school for the Spring term, disbursements and refunds generally begin the second week of January.

January

The deadline for the upcoming year CU Denver Scholarship application is typically March 1.

The FAFSA for the upcoming academic year is uploaded into your student record. Check your UCDAccess To Do List for requested financial aid forms and documents.

March

FAFSA priority deadline is April 1st!

The deadline to submit Spring semester financial aid appeal forms (budget increases, computer, income, SAP, etc) typically occurs the second week in April.

April

If you are attending Maymester and/or Summer term, and you received financial aid for the previous Fall and Spring terms, financial aid for the Summer term is awarded after you are registered at least half-time. An award notice email will be sent to you after you've been awarded.

If you are attending Maymester and/or Summer term, but, did not attend, or did not receive financial aid in the previous Fall and Spring terms, please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office for further instructions.

late-April

The deadline to Accept Your Financial Aid or request an increase for the Spring term is usually the first week in May.

If you are attending school for the Maymester and/or Summer term, disbursements and refunds begin in late May.

May

Check your UCDAccess To Do List and complete any outstanding items still listed as "Initiated" to avoid delay in aid disbursement.

mid-July

If you are attending school for the Fall term, disbursements and refunds begin the second week of August. Have you accepted your awards and completed the loan requirements?

August

The FAFSA is now available from October 1st at FAFSA.gov. The FAFSA will be asking for two-year-old tax information.

Remember: FAFSA priority deadline is April 1st!

October

The deadline to submit Fall semester financial aid appeal forms (budget increases, computer, income, SAP, etc) typically occurs the second week in November.

November

The deadline to Accept Your Financial Aid or request a loan increase for the Fall term is usually the first week in December.

The CU Denver Scholarship application opens the first week in December for the following academic year.

December
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