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Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships News

The FAFSA for 2015-2016 is available now. Students are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to complete their FAFSA. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is available to students and parents 2-3 weeks after the IRS has accepted your Federal Income Tax Return electronically (8-11 weeks if the return was filed by mail).

2015-2016 FAFSAs are now arriving at MSU Denver. We will begin creating financial aid award packages in early April, so complete your file as soon as possible!

Summer 2015 financial aid awards will be created in early April. Make sure to have a complete financial aid file for 2014-2015 and be enrolled at least half time by March 20, 2015. (Half time enrollment for summer is 6 credit hours for undergraduates and 3 credit hours for graduate students)

The MSU Denver Scholarship application for the 2015-2016 aid year is available on the Scholarship page. The priority deadline for applications was March 1, 2015. Applications are accepted until November 1, 2015. May 1, 2015 is the MSU Denver institutional scholarship priority deadline; complete your FAFSA and financial aid file by this date.

The deadline for spring SAP Appeals (Satisfactory Academic Progress) Appeals is May 1st, 2015. Appeals have a processing time of 7-10 business days.

It is important for students to become familiar with the NSLDS (National Student Loan Data Systems) website at to keep track of their federal student aid. This site keeps track of how much a student has received in both Stafford Loans and Federal Pell Grant. See our Debt Management page for more information.

IMPORTANT: Email is the official form of communication at Metropolitan State University of Denver. All financial aid correspondence is sent to students via their ConnectU email accounts. Check your school email often.

If you would like to speak to a financial aid counselor, they are on-call from 8AM-4:30PM, Monday-Thursday. Counselors are not available to see students on Friday. Individual counselor schedules can be found by clicking the Counselor On-Call Schedule.



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