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  • Included Below

    • Student Responsibility
    • Federal Financial Aid
    • Departmental Scholarship Awards
    • Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellowship Aid
    • Additional Financial Aid Resources
  • Student Responsibility

  • Student Responsibility

    It is very important that students research the cost of attendance along with any resources available to assist with financial aid. Students will receive a letter from the Office of Financial Aid that explains all financial aid available from DU. Read this letter carefully and double check the information. If the letter does not include a scholarship, grant, or loan received, it may be the information entered the system after the letter was sent. The most up-to-date information about financial aid awards, and the options to accept, decline, or reduce offered aid, are available via MyDU. 

    New IIC students are strongly encouraged to meet with a DU graduate financial aid advisor to accurately understand the expected total cost of DU tuition and other expenses.



    The University of Denver has a web page that gives the breakdown of the cost of tuition here:

    Please note that the Cost of Attendance for IIC students is based on the Korbel formula of taking three classes per quarter (12 credits), although many IIC students take just two classes per quarter (8 credits), which is the formula used in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Division.  IIC students are eligible for a 12-credit flat rate: if they take 12-18 credits they only pay for 12.



    University Hall 255
    2197 S. University Blvd
    Denver, CO 80208

    Office Hours:
    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mountain Time
    Monday - Friday

    Ph: 303-871-4020
    Fax: 303-871-2341


  • Federal Financial Aid


    New students who seek federal financial aid must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) by February 1. The deadline for continuing students is March 1. Consult the DU Office of Financial Aid for more information: 

    WORK STUDY. All federal loan and work study awards are granted through the Office of Financial Aid. Once students receive a work study award, they can apply to work study positions available on and off campus. The IIC Program has several work study positions available related to research, communications, and the internship program, which are generally advertised during the spring for the following year starting in Fall Quarter. Students who have received a work study award will have a link on their MyDU account where they can review and apply for work study positions.

    State and federal requirements for work study are as follows:

    • Maximum amount of award: $5,000
    • Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be enrolled full-time (8 or more credits)
    • Awarded to students with greatest need (based on the FAFSA)
  • Departmental Scholarship Awards


    Each year the IIC Program is able to award a limited number of scholarship tuition hours to new and continuing students for further financial assistance. These IIC Graduate Dean’s Scholarships are merit-based and are awarded to candidates with strong academic promise. IIC Graduate Dean’s Scholarships can be awarded to domestic and international students. The IIC program only awards up to a maximum of half tuition per quarter.

    If new students want to be considered for an IIC Graduate Dean’s Scholarship, they can check the appropriate box in the online application when they apply to the IIC Program. Continuing students who have received IIC Graduate Dean’s Scholarships for their first year will be re-offered the same scholarship provided that they are making satisfactory academic progress. 

    It is important to note that these scholarship hours CANNOT be used for Summer tuition. 

  • Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellowship Aid

  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteers can apply for the IIC Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellowship. The Fellows program works with the University of Denver in offering financial assistance to returned Peace Corps Volunteers pursuing graduate studies. As a PC Fellow, students can earn a Master of Arts in International and Intercultural Communication at a reduced cost. We provide this by awarding 8 hours of academic credit for students’ already-completed Peace Corps experience. PC Fellows save over $12,280 through this eligibility for a 48-credit hour program as opposed to the usual 56-credit hour program.

    The IIC Program also reserves two, 12-credit annual tuition scholarship awards for students in the Peace Corps Fellows program. Fellows who do not receive the IIC-PCF awards are eligible to compete for other partial tuition scholarships and work-study positions with the overall pool of admitted and continuing IIC students.

    Please see the previous section, “Departmental Scholarship Aid” for more information. 

  • Additional Financial Aid Resources

  • Regardless of whether a student received federal and/or departmental financial aid, anyone can research and apply for private scholarships or grant opportunities. A list of additional financial aid resources is available on the Financial Aid website. The Office of Financial aid is also available to offer assistance.


    Cost of Attendance
    The University of Denver has a web page that gives the breakdown of the cost of tuition here:

    The University of Denver’s Office of Graduate Financial Aid 

    The University of Denver’s database of grants & scholarships 

    The University of Denver’s Office of Student Employment

    The University of Denver’s “Jobs at DU” website:

    Peterson’s Grad School Bound Scholarship Database

    U.S. Department of Labor Scholarship Database

  • Graduate Student External Funding Opportunities.pdf

This portfolio last updated: 03-Apr-2023 3:16 PM