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, provided all eligibility requirements are met.

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 fall, 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.

Undergradute
Students
Major Undergraduate Financial Aid Programs (Including Illinois Monetary Award/MAP Proration Information)*​ ​ ​ ​
Full-time 12 hours or more​​ ​Three Quarter Time 9 to 11 hours ​Half-time 6 to 8 hours ​Less than Half-time 5 hours or fewer
Federal Pell Grant​ 100% of the term award​ ​75% of the term award ​50% of the term award ​25% of the term award
Illinois MAP Grant 12-13 Award Year​/MAP Proration 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 grants​ 100% of the term award​ 50% of the term award​ ​ No disbursement​
University scholarships​ 100% of the term award​​​ In general, require full-time enrollment.  Contact the Office of Financial Aid​ ​ ​
Federal student loans (Direct, Perkins)​ 100% of the term award​ ​ ​ No disbursement​
​Federal TEACH Grant 100% of the term award: $4000​ 75% of the term award:  $3000​ ​50% of the term award:  $2000 ​25% of the term award:  $1000
Federal Work-Study​ Eligible to work and earn 100% of the term's award​ ​ ​ No eligibility to participate in Federal Work Student position​
External Scholarships and Grants​ 100% of the maximum term award​ In general, require full-time enrollment.  Contact the Office of Financial Aid​ ​ ​
 

Eligibility Notes:

  • Assumes all general financial aid eligibility requirements, need requirements, and program-specific enrollment requirements are met, including active confirmed participation in all courses for which financial aid is authorized;
  • 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 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) for more information about summer term.
  • Special Note: Withdrawal from courses may have serious consequences. Your aid may be recalculated based on your participation in class, 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 your paycheck from hours worked in a qualified on-campus job.
Graduate
Students
Major Graduate Financial Aid Programs*​ ​ ​ ​
8 hours or more ​4 to 7 hours ​Less than Half-time 3 hours or fewer
University scholarships​ 100% of the term award​​​ Dependent upon the terms of your award:  please contact your graduate school or the Office of Financial Aid​
Federal student loans (Direct, Perkins)​ 100% of the term award​ ​ ​ No disbursement​
​Federal TEACH Grant 100% of the term award: $4000​ 50% of the term award:  $2000​ ​25% of the term award:  $1000
Federal Work-Study​ Eligible to work and earn 100% of the term's award​ ​ ​ No eligibility to participate in Federal Work-Study position​
External Scholarships and Grants​ 100% of the maximum term award​ In general, require full-time enrollment.  Contact the Office of Financial Aid​ ​ ​
 

Eligibility Notes:

  • Assumes all general financial aid eligibility requirements, need requirements, and program-specific enrollment requirements are met, including active confirmed participation in all courses for which financial aid is authorized;
  • 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 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) for more information about summer term.
  • Special Note: Withdrawal from courses may have serious consequences. Your aid may be recalculated based on your participation in class, 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 your paycheck from hours worked in a qualified on-campus job.
Law
Students
Major College of Law Financial Aid Programs*​ ​ ​ ​
12 hours or more ​6 to 11 hours ​Less than Half-time:  5 hours or fewer, JD;  2 hours or fewer, LLM
University 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​
Federal student loans (Direct, Perkins)​ 100% of the term award​ ​ ​ No disbursement​
Federal Work-Study​ Eligible to work and earn 100% of the term's award​ ​ ​ No eligibility to participate in Federal Work-Study position​
External Scholarships and Grants​ 100% of the maximum term award​ In general, require full-time enrollment.  Contact the Office of Financial Aid​ ​ ​
 

Eligibility Notes:

  • Assumes all general financial aid eligibility requirements, need requirements, and program-specific enrollment requirements are met, including active confirmed participation in all courses for which financial aid is authorized;
  • 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 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) for more information about summer term.
  • Special Note: Withdrawal from courses may have serious consequences. Your aid may be recalculated based on your participation in class, 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 your paycheck from hours worked in a qualified on-campus job.
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