What is the difference between MCE financial aid and federal financial aid?
MCE financial aid includes Dean’s Scholarship awards, GTA and GRA appointments, and MCE Fellowships; these are all managed by the MCE Financial Aid office. For questions regarding MCE financial aid, contact MCE.email@example.com.
Federal financial aid sources include Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Perkins Loans, Work-Study awards, Grad Plus Loans, and Teach Grants. All federal financial aid is managed by the central DU Office of Financial Aid, located in University Hall #255. For assistance with your federal financial aid, contact a Graduate Financial Aid Advisor at (303)871-4020 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does financial aid work for international students?
International students are not normally eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid. A student must be either a U.S. citizen or national, a U.S. permanent resident, or eligible noncitizen to receive Federal Financial Aid. Citizens of the Freely Associated States: the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands can receive aid from some of the FSA programs. Eligibility for Federal Financial Aid is determined by the DU Office of Financial Aid.
International students who receive full funding to attend the University of Denver from an external agency are not eligible for MCE Dean’s Scholarship.
For more information on international student admissions visit DU Visa page.
Can I get financial aid if I attend classes in the Summer term?
Summer quarter is considered a separate term for federal financial aid and Summer quarter will have a separate Cost of Attendance (COA) budget from the traditional academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters). You may spread your MCE Dean’s Scholarship over the summer quarter by contacting the MCE Financial Aid Office at MCE.email@example.com.