A Denison University education is not just for a living, but for a life. Our purpose is to inspire and educate our students to become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents and active citizens of a democratic society. Through an emphasis on active learning, we engage students in the liberal arts. Denison graduates are educated to be curious, resourceful, and reflective. They are well prepared for the rapidly changing world of the 21st century.
Applicant and one of the parents must obtain a federally assigned PIN number at http://www.pin.ed.gov to satisfy the signature requirements for the FAFSA. Applicants who are independent for federal aid, based on federally defined criteria, do not have to submit parental information or have a parental signature on the FAFSA.
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov and designate Denison to receive the information by putting in our federal code of 003042.
Prospective students are encouraged to complete their FAFSA by February 15th to ensure receipt of a tentative need based award prior to April 1st.
Families with financial circumstances that cannot be submitted on the FAFSA are encouraged to submit a signed letter of explanation to the Financial Aid Office.
Prospective Students for Early Decision
Denison University will provide an estimated need based financial aid package for Early Decision Applicants who are accepted. To get an estimated need based financial aid award letter, an applicant must indicate that he or she intends to apply for financial aid on the application for admission. If you would like to apply for need-based financial aid, please submit the Denison Early Decision Financial Aid Application. If you have questions about the need-based financial aid process, fell free to contact the Denison Financial Aid Office at 1-800-DENISON or firstname.lastname@example.org.