Apply Now for 2015-2016 Financial Aid

If you have not yet done so, you should file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2015-2016 academic year as soon as possible. Filing your FAFSA early ensures full consideration for all types of financial aid.

Avoid Common FAFSA Filing Mistakes

Filing the FAFSA is the single most important thing most of you can do to get funding for your education. Make sure you take the steps to fill it out correctly so that you don't miss out on funding because of filing errors. Check out the U.S. Department of Education's 7 Common FAFSA mistakes.


Not sure if you should complete a FAFSA? You should. Read the U.S. Department of Education's 7 Common Myths about Financial Aid.

For more information, follow the U.S. Department of Education's financial aid blog or visit Federal Student Aid on Facebook, or on Twitter:

New FSA ID Will Replace the Federal Student Aid PIN


In late April of 2015, Federal Student Aid (FSA) will implement a new login process for student and borrower-based websites including FAFSA on the web, NSLDS Student Access,, and the TEACH Grant website. The new FSA ID will replace the Federal Student Aid PIN and will be comprised of a username and password selected by the user.

This change is being made to eliminate the need for individuals to enter personal identifiers such as a Social Security Number, Name and Date of Birth to access FSA systems. Existing users with a Federal Student Aid PIN will be able to link their PIN information to the FSA ID.

More information on this change will be shared over the upcoming months.


Attention Federal Student Loan Borrowers

Take some time to visit to learn about the wide array of repayment options you have for your student loans, including the "Pay As You Earn" repayment option. Pay as You Earn is designed to lower monthly student loan repayments, based on a borrower's monthly income. You can learn more about Pay as Your Earn in “Repay Your Loans” at

Financial Awareness Counseling

Visit the U.S. Department of Education's Financial Awareness Counseling: You can learn the basics of financial management, see your current federal student loan debt (and your other student loan debt if you enter information about your private student loans), and obtain an estimate of what your student loan debt is likely to be at the time you leave school.

Need to Submit Financial Aid Forms and Documents?

All financial aid forms and documentation can be uploaded at our secure document upload website. Please note that forms and documents uploaded at our secure document upload website must be in PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG or TIF formats and the documents cannot be password protected.

Forms and documentation can also be submitted in person at DePaul Central in both the Loop and Lincoln Park campuses or by fax to (312) 362-5748 or by mail to:

DePaul University
Office of Financial Aid
1 East Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604

Attention First-Time Loan Borrowers

Are you receiving loans? Have you completed your loan requirements?
View our Direct Loan Requirements Guide describing the student loan electronic requirements.

Monitor Your Financial Aid through Campus Connect

Campus Connect is your best resource to monitor your financial aid at DePaul. Your To-Do List will inform you of needed documentation or forms and you can see your financial aid awards anytime. To view your student account activity navigate to: For Students >> Campus Finances >> Tuition & Account >> View My Tuition Account.

Graduating Students

Have you applied for graduation? Do you have student loans?
All federal student loan recipients who have applied for graduation are required to complete online exit counseling prior to graduation. This exit counseling will help you understand the next steps with your student loans.
Please visit our Exit Counseling page for more information.

Welcome, Veterans!

DePaul University is honored to serve veterans and active-duty members of the United States military and their dependents. DePaul University participates in all major VA Educational Benefit programs, and is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program.
If you need information about your current GI Bill®, or if you wish to use your GI Bill® benefits at DePaul, please visit our Veteran's Education Benefits web page. To start your benefits at DePaul, be sure to complete the Veteran's Affairs Educational Benefits Form and submit it with a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility and a copy of your DD214 to the Office of Financial Aid.
DePaul University is pleased to offer an accelerated undergraduate admission process to returning veterans students. For more information, please contact the Office of Admission.

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