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The first step to managing college costs is fully understanding the expenses you will incur while you are in school. Once you know what your expenses are, you will need to know how to handle them and how to use your financial aid funds to their best advantage. This section offers you some tools to help you get your budget under control and keep it there.

Tuition and fees and housing expenses are one component of your educational expenses. Understanding the DePaul tuition structure will help you plan your educational program and anticipate costs. You can learn more about costs, maximizing your tuition and aid, and DePaul payment plans in this section.

Personal expenses also are part of your educational costs. Learning to manage day-to-day expenses is a critical skill to acquire. DePaul’s Financial Fitness Program​ ​provides free services, resources and tools to help you manage costs from your first year through graduation and beyond. We offer a variety of workshops, confidential one-on-one financial counseling and accessible resources and tools to help you keep costs under control.