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Denison helps prepare you for life – starting with understanding your finances here on campus. You’ll find practical information here about how to apply for financial aid, pay your tuition, locate employment on campus, get great lessons in financial literacy and more.
Denison wants to make the opportunity for a life-changing off-campus study program available to each and every student — regardless of economic resources. Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions about financial aid and the Off Campus Study program.
Denison merit awards are NOT available for off-campus study programs except Denison's Oak Ridge and Giessen programs. Denison need-based institutional grant aid is available for one semester of off-campus study for U.S. citizens, resident aliens and international students who qualify. The institutional grant aid for off-campus study is capped at an amount determined annually. Check with the Office of Financial Aid for that number.
Eligible Need-Based Aid
The following list shows the types of need-based aid that can be used for Off-Campus Study, with eligibility determined by provided FAFSA data.
Denison Grant (up to capped amount)
Federal Perkins Loan
Federal Direct Student Loan
Federal Pell Grant
Denison Merit Scholarships
DU Bookstore Grant
GLCA Tuition Benefits
Students receiving tuition remission from non-GLCA schools should check with appropriate officials at the college providing the tuition benefit to determine which fees and the off-campus program may be covered by tuition remission.
Denison University tuition remission does not pay fees for abroad/off-campus programs with the exception of the Denison-sponsored Oak Ridge program and the Giessen Exchange Program.
You may not take any Denison merit-based scholarship to off-campus programs. However, if you demonstrate eligibility for need-based financial aid, the resources described in question #1 may be available to you.
The Off-Campus Study Office will notify the Office of Financial Aid of your approval.
When you get a bill from the program, send a copy of the bill to student accounts so they may send your available funds to the program.
If you are filing for need-based aid, you must file the FAFSA by March 28.
The Office of Financial Aid will establish a consortium agreement (formal contract) with your program to receive required information to determine eligibility for need-based aid.
If you have never filed for need-based aid, you can file the FAFSA to see if you qualify for sources of need-based aid that can be used for off-campus study.
If your file is complete, the Office of Financial Aid will package your need-based aid for the academic year when grades are final. The Office of Financial Aid will make appropriate adjustments in the financial aid award and send you an award notification.
Advance program deposits are required by all programs and must be paid directly to the program by the family. These must come from personal funds because they are a guarantee of your commitment to participate and are non-refundable should you not attend the program.
An Administrative Off-Campus Fee will be billed to you by Denison. If you decide to go off campus for a full year to the same program then you will be charged an additional administrative fee for the spring semester. GLCA sponsored programs, as well as the affiliated Advanced Studies in England Program, charge Denison. These charges will be reflected on your Denison semester statement. All other programs will bill you directly upon receipt of your enrollment deposit.