If you are meeting the enrollment requirements for the financial aid you have been awarded, and have met all general eligibility requirements and program-specific eligibility requirements, your financial aid will be credited directly to your student account. These credits, called financial aid disbursements, will post to your account approximately ten days before the start of each term.

In general, your financial aid awards are evenly split over the terms in which you plan to enroll during the academic year. For example, if you are enrolled full-time and are awarded a $3,000 scholarship, you generally will receive a $1,000 disbursement at the beginning of the autumn, winter and spring terms. However, many financial aid programs have specific enrollment requirements, and some programs disburse at lower amounts if you enroll in fewer than 15 hours per quarter. Please refer to the Financial Aid Enrollment Eligibility Charts for more information about the relationship between confirmed enrolled hours and financial aid disbursement.

Undergraduate
Students
Financial Aid Disbursement Eligibility Chart
Major Undergraduate Financial Aid Programs (including Illinois Monetary Award Program Proration Information)
  Full-time: 12 hours or more per quarter Three-quarter time: 9 to 11.99 hours per quarter Half-time: 6 to 8.99 hours per quarter Less than half-time: fewer than 6 hours per quarter
Federal Pell Grant 100% of the term award 75% of the term award 50% of the term award 25% of the term award
Illinois State Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant, 14-15 Award Year 15 hours or more: $1573
14 hours: $1416
13 hours: $1258
12 hours: $1258

11 hours: $1101
10 hours: $1101
9 hours: $944

8 hours: $786
7 hours: $786
6 hours: $629
5 hours: $472
4 hours: $472
3 hours or less: $0
University undergraduate grants 100% of the term award 50% of the term award 50% of the term award No disbursement
University undergraduate scholarships 100% of the term award In general, require full-time enrollment. In general, require full-time enrollment. In general, require full-time enrollment.
Federal Direct Subsidized and unsubsidized Loan 100% of the term award 100% of the term award 100% of the term award No disbursement
Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Award is dependent upon projected hours at the time award is accepted; enrollment in fewer hours may affect eligibility. Contact the Office of Financial Aid with questions about enrollment. No disbursement
Federal Perkins Loan 100% of the term award 100% of the term award 100% of the term award Eligibility limited to special circumstances; contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
Federal TEACH Grant 100% of the term award; see note below. 75% of the term award;  see note below. 50% of the term award;  see note below. 25% of the term award;  see note below.
TEACH Grant allocations are subject to adjustment by Congress. TEACH Grant recipients should check with the Office of Financial Aid to confirm the most current award amounts.
Federal Work-Study Eligible to work and earn 100% of the term's award Eligibility limited to special circumstances; contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
External scholarships and grants 100% of the maximum term award In general, require full-time enrollment. In general, require full-time enrollment. In general, require full-time enrollment.


Eligibility Notes:

  • Assumes all general financial aid eligibility requirements, need requirements, and program-specific enrollment requirements are met, including active confirmed attendance/participation in all courses for which financial aid is authorized.
  • Also assumes enrollment in courses that apply toward your degree program, and compliance with the financial aid repeat-course policy.
  • Summer enrollment requirements may vary: please refer to the online Request for Summer Financial Aid (available after April 1 each year).
  • Federal Work-Study assumes active participation in a Federal Work-Study-eligible DePaul student employment position. Also assumes all general financial aid eligibility requirements and program-specific enrollment requirements are met, including active confirmed attendance/participation in all courses for which financial aid is authorized.
  • Special Note: Withdrawal from courses may have serious consequences. Your aid may be recalculated based on a failure to begin attendance in classes or failure to participate in online classes, and you may no longer be eligible for the financial aid disbursed to you. For more information, please refer to the Withdrawal From Classes section of this website.

*For an award program not listed above, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (312) 362-8610 or email finaid1@depaul.edu

Disbursed aid funds are first applied to outstanding tuition costs, then to any housing costs or university fees. Financial aid disbursements in excess of your DePaul charges will be refunded to you, in accordance with the disbursement rules of each financial aid program. For more information about refunds, visit the Refunds FAQ section of the Student Accounts website.

Special Note about Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study funds are not disbursed to your university account. You receive Federal Work-Study funds through either direct deposit or paycheck based on hours worked in a qualified on-campus job.
Graduate
Students
Financial Aid Disbursement Eligibility Chart
Major Graduate Financial Aid Programs*
  Full-time per quarter:
  • 8 hours or more: all graduate colleges except Music
  • 6 hours or more: Graduate Music
Less than full-time per quarter**:
  • 4 to 7.99 hours: all graduate colleges except Music
  • 4 to 5.99: Graduate Music
Less than half-time per quarter:
  • Fewer than 4 hours per quarter: all graduate colleges
University graduate scholarships 100% of the term award Dependent upon the terms of your award; please contact your graduate school or the Office of Financial Aid for more information. Dependent upon the terms of your award; please contact your graduate school or the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan 100% of the term award 100% of the term award No disbursement
Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan Award is dependent upon projected hours at the time award is accepted; enrollment in fewer hours may affect eligibility. Contact the Office of Financial Aid with questions about enrollment. No disbursement
Federal Direct Perkins Loan 100% of the term award 100% of the term award Eligibility limited to special circumstances; contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
Federal TEACH Grant 100% of the term award: See note below. 50% of the term award:  See note below. 25% of the term award:  See note below.
TEACH Grant allocations are subject to adjustment by Congress. TEACH Grant recipients should check with the Office of Financial Aid to confirm the most current award amounts.
Federal Work-Study Eligible to work and earn 100% of the term's award. Eligibility limited to special circumstances; contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
External scholarships and grants 100% of the term award In general, require full-time enrollment; contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information. In general, require full-time enrollment; contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
Note: Graduate/Doctoral students completing thesis or dissertation research and registered in program-approved thesis or dissertation research courses are considered enrolled half-time.
**For classifications of three-quarter-time and half-time graduate enrollment levels, please refer to Student Records.

Eligibility Notes:

  • Assumes all general financial aid eligibility requirements, need requirements, and program-specific enrollment requirements are met, including active confirmed attendance/participation in all courses for which financial aid is authorized;
  • Also assumes enrollment in courses that apply toward your degree program, and compliance with the financial aid repeat-course policy.
  • December intercession is treated as part of winter quarter for financial aid purposes. Graduate students who plan to enroll only in December intercession without enrollment in winter quarter may be eligible for lesser loan amounts. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for questions about December intercession enrollment.
  • Summer enrollment requirements may vary; please refer to the online Request for Summer Financial Aid (available after April 1 each year).
  • Special Note: Withdrawal from courses may have serious consequences. Your aid may be recalculated based on a failure to begin attendance in classes or failure to participate in online classes, and you may no longer be eligible for the financial aid disbursed to you. For more information, please refer to the Withdrawal From Classes section of this website.
  • Federal Work-Study assumes active participation in a Federal Work-Study-eligible DePaul student employment position. Also assumes all general financial aid eligibility requirements and program-specific enrollment requirements are met, including active confirmed attendance/participation in all courses for which financial aid is authorized.

*For an award program not listed above, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (312) 362-8610 or email finaid1@depaul.edu

Disbursed aid funds are first applied to outstanding tuition costs, then to any housing costs or university fees. Financial aid disbursements in excess of your DePaul charges will be refunded to you, in accordance with the disbursement rules of each financial aid program. For more information about refunds, visit the Refunds FAQ section of the Student Accounts website.

Special Note About Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study funds are not disbursed to your university account. You receive federal work-study funds through either direct deposit or a paycheck based on hours worked in a qualified on-campus job.
Law
Students
Financial Aid Disbursement Eligibility Chart (Academic Year)
Major College of Law Financial Aid Programs*
  Full-time per semester:
  • Juris Doctor, day program: 12 hours or more
  • Juris Doctor, evening program: 9 hours or more
  • LLM, full-time program: 3 hours or more
  • LLN, part-time program: 2 hours or more
Less than full-time per semester**:
  • Juris Doctor, day program: 9 to 11.99 hours
  • Juris Doctor, evening program: 6 to 8.99 hours
Less than half-time per semester:
  • Juris Doctor, day program: fewer than 6 hours
  • Juris Doctor, evening program: fewer than 6 hours
University Law scholarships 100% of the term award Dependent upon the terms of your award; please contact the College of Law or the Office of Financial Aid for more information. Dependent upon the terms of your award; please contact the College of Law or the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan 100% of the term award 100% of the term award No disbursement
Federal Direct Grad PLUS Award is dependent upon projected hours at the time award is accepted; enrollment in fewer hours may affect eligibility. Contact the Office of Financial Aid with questions about enrollment. No disbursement
Federal Perkins Loan 100% of the term award 100% of the term award Eligibility limited to special circumstances; contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
Federal Work-Study Eligible to work and earn 100% of the term's award. Eligibility limited to special circumstances; contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
External scholarships and grants 100% of the term award In general, require full-time enrollment; contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information. In general, require full-time enrollment; contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
**For classifications of three-quarter-time and half-time College of Law enrollment levels, please refer to Student Records.  

Eligibility Notes:

  • Assumes all general financial aid eligibility requirements, need requirements, and program-specific enrollment requirements are met, including active confirmed attendance/participation in all courses for which financial aid is authorized.
  • Also assumes enrollment in courses that apply toward your degree program, and compliance with the financial aid repeat-course policy.
  • Federal Work-Study assumes active participation in a Federal Work-Study-eligible DePaul student employment position. Also assumes all general financial aid eligibility requirements and program-specific enrollment requirements are met, including active confirmed attendance/participation in all courses for which financial aid is authorized.
  • Summer enrollment requirements may vary: please refer to the online Request for Summer Financial Aid (available after April 1 each year).
  • Special Note: Withdrawal from course s may have serious consequences. Your aid may be recalculated based on a failure to begin attendance in classes or failure to participate in online classes, and you may no longer be eligible for the financial aid disbursed to you. For more information, please refer to the Withdrawal From Classes section of this website.

*For an award program not listed above, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (312) 362-8610 or email finaid1@depaul.edu

Disbursed aid funds are first applied to outstanding tuition costs, then to any housing costs or university fees. Financial aid disbursements in excess of your DePaul charges will be refunded to you, in accordance with the disbursement rules of each financial aid program. For more information about refunds, visit the Refunds FAQ section of the Student Accounts website.

Special Note about Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study funds are not disbursed to your university account. You receive Federal Work-Study funds through either direct deposit or a paycheck based on hours worked in a qualified on-campus job.