Grants

Grants are a form of gift aid and do not need to be repaid. Grants are awarded based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Grants are credited directly to your university account during each quarter for which you have been awarded funds. They are first applied against any amount you owe the university.

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. You are automatically considered for it when you complete the FAFSA. The maximum award amount varies annually according to an appropriation from Congress.

If you enroll full time during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters, you will receive one-third of your Pell Grant each quarter. If you enroll part time or for only part of the academic year, your award will be prorated in accordance with federal law.

Illinois State Monetary Award Program (MAP)

MAP grants are awarded to Illinois residents attending an undergraduate program at an in-state college or university. MAP grants are based on need, and are funded by the State of Illinois and administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). The award is restricted to tuition and mandatory fees.

Illinois residents apply for the MAP grant by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each award year. To ensure that you receive full consideration for the MAP Grant, we recommend that you file your FAFSA as soon as possible after the FAFSA becomes available. Note: The FAFSA for the 2017-18 academic year becomes available October 1, 2016. We recommend that you complete your 2017-18 FAFSA no later than November 15, 2016.

MAP regulations require you to enroll for 15 credit hours per quarter to receive the full award. If you enroll during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters, you will receive one-third of your Illinois State Grant during each quarter. If you enroll part time or for only part of the academic year, your award will be prorated in accordance with ISAC rules. For more information on MAP grant proration for less than full-time enrollment, please visit Receive Aid.

DePaul University Grant

DePaul awards this grant to undergraduate students who demonstrate significant financial need. Awards are based on the time of application and the availability of funds. Eligible students usually are awarded this grant during the first year they apply. The maximum award amount varies according to need.

Federal Supplemental Grant (SEOG)

This grant is awarded to eligible undergraduate students based on financial need. The maximum award amount varies annually according to an appropriation from Congress.

Federal TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH Grant) is a federal grant program for undergraduate and graduate students who plan to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.

The TEACH grant provides up to $4,000 per year. In exchange for receiving the TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing your program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.

IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete this service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education. You will be charged interest from the date the grant(s) was disbursed.

Eligibility Requirements for Current Undergraduate Students

Eligibility Requirements for New Undergraduate Transfer Students

Eligibility Requirements for New Graduate Students

Eligibility Requirements for Continuing Graduate Students

TEACH Eligible Programs of Study for Undergraduate Students

College of Education

  • Secondary Education: Chinese (BA)
  • Secondary Education: French (BA)
  • Secondary Education: German (BA)
  • Secondary Education: Italian (BA)
  • Secondary Education: Japanese (BA)
  • Secondary Education: Math (BA)
  • Secondary Education: Physics (BA)
  • Secondary Education: Spanish (BA)
  • Secondary Education: Biology (BA)
  • Secondary Education: Chemistry (BA)
  • Secondary Education: Environmental Science (BA)
  • Secondary Education: Math (BA)

TEACH Eligible Programs of Study for Graduate Students

College of Education

  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education (MA)
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education (MEd)
  • Curriculum Studies (MA)
  • Curriculum Studies (MEd)
  • Middle School Mathematics Education (MS)
  • Secondary Education (MA)
  • Secondary Education (MEd)
  • World Language Education (MA)
  • World Language Education (MEd)

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

  • Math Education (MA)
  • Science Education (MS)
For more information, visit the TEACH Grant website.