Applying Your Aid to Your Tuition
Where is my financial aid?
You’ve received your final financial aid notice and it’s time to apply that aid to your tuition bill.
This is a simple process, however, sometimes issues can get in the way. The good news is that we can help you fix these issues.
When you are trying to track down the answers to your questions, it may help you to remember that the Office of Financial Aid helps you through the financial aid award process, while the Office of Student Accounts disburses the funds towards your tuition.
Here are some of the most common issues – and they are easily fixed.
Prospective students who apply for need-based aid are awarded estimated financial aid awards. Shortly after May 1, the Office of Financial Aid sends requests for verification documents (Dependent Verification Student Worksheet or Independent Verification Student Worksheet) to all students who enrolled with need-based awards. The tentative awards cannot be finalized until the requested documents have been received and financial aid information has been verified. Prompt response to these requests for information will ensure that the aid will disburse to the fall bills in a timely manner.
Upper-class students who file for need-based aid may be required to submit verification documents to complete their file before their financial aid packages can be generated. Upper-class students are encouraged to have their files completed by May 1, to ensure that their aid will disburse to their accounts.
For more information see Verification of Financial Information and Award Terms and Certifications.
You haven't accepted your loans via My Denison:
- Allstudent borrowers must accept their loans using Denison Self Service.
- Log in to Denison Self Service using your username and password
- Navigate to your current Financial Aid Award
- Select the Financial Aid Services link
- Select the Award link
- Select the Award for Aid Year link
- Select the appropriate aid year, then hit the Submit button
- Select the Accept Award Offer link
- Follow the additional instructions on to accept, modify or decline your Federal Direct Loan
First-time borrowers must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Loan Entrance Counseling before the loan can be disbursed to your account. Both of these requirements can be completed online. The MPN is a promissory note that can be used to borrow multiple loans for multiple academic years (up to 10 years). While attending Denison University, students will need to complete their MPN just one time. This requirement is for all first-time borrowers of a Federal Direct Student Loan. First-time borrowers also are required to complete Loan Entrance Counseling. Loan Entrance Counseling and the MPN can be completed online at www.studentloans.gov using your FSA ID, which you created to complete your FAFSA form.
Parents borrowing the PLUS Loan for the first time are required to complete a Master Promissory Note, which can be completed online.
New students are required to provide a final high school transcript or documents confirming graduation from high school before any financial aid can be disbursed.
Outside scholarships must be reported to the Office of Financial Aid. These awards are not credited to your account until the funds are received by the Office of Student Accounts.