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Apply Now for 2016-2017 Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2016-2017 academic year opened on January 1, 2016. You should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Filing your FAFSA by February 1, 2016 ensures full consideration for all types of financial aid. If you file your FAFSA after February 1, aid will be based on available funding. Therefore, file your FAFSA as soon as possible; do not delay.
Even though the 2016-2017 FAFSA will ask for 2015 tax information, do not wait to submit the FAFSA if your and/or your parent's tax return has not yet been filed. File your FAFSA using estimated 2015 income information. After submitting your 2015 tax return, log into your FAFSA at to update the information.
Please do not delay: go to and complete your FAFSA today. Don't miss out on your opportunity for funding.
Important reminder: As of April 2015, you must have an FSA ID to apply for federal financial aid. If you need further information, check out the Department of Education video on How to Create an FSA ID.

Special Reminder for Illinois MAP Grant Recipients

Illinois MAP Grant recipients must file the 2016-2017 FAFSA by February 1, 2016 to ensure consideration for the MAP Grant for the coming academic year.

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.

Need to Learn More about Student Loan Repayment options?

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

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.