Grants are funds that 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 amounts you owe the university.

Undergraduate
Students

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)

This grant is awarded to undergraduate students from Illinois who have financial need and are attending Illinois schools. After you file your FAFSA, you will receive a letter from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). The maximum award amount varies annually according to the budget set by the State of Illinois. For more information on the Illinois State MAP Grant, please visit isac.org

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 our disbursement page.

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 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.

For more information you should visit the TEACH Grant website.

Eligibility Requirement for  Current Undergraduate Students

To be considered for the TEACH Grant at DePaul, you will need to meet the following requirements:

Eligibility Requirement for  New Undergraduate Transfer Students

To be considered for the TEACH Grant at DePaul, you will need to meet the following requirements:

List of Eligible Programs of Study for Undergraduate Students

College of Education: TE​ACH Grant Eligible Programs​


  • B.A. Secondary Education: Chinese​
  • ​B.A. Secondary Education: French​
  • B.A. Secondary Education: German
  • ​B.A. Secondary Education: Italian
  • ​B.A. Secondary Education: Japanese
  • ​B.A. Secondary Education: Math
  • ​B.A. Secondary Education: Physics
  • ​B.A. Secondary Education: Spanish
  • ​B.A. Secondary Education: Biology​
  • B.A. Secondary Education: Chemistry
  • ​B.A. Secondary Education: Environmental Science​
  • B.A. Secondary Education: Math​

Useful Publication

For more information please visit studentaid.gov
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Graduate
Students

Federal TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH Grant) is a new federal grant program for 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.

For more information you should visit the TEACH Grant website.

Eligibility Requirements for New Graduate Students

To be considered for the TEACH Grant at DePaul, you will need to meet the following requirements, New/Current Graduate Students should:

  • Be accepted to and maintain enrollment in one of the approved TEACH Grant-eligible programs listed below
  • Have a cumulative 3.25 grade point average from your undergraduate coursework at your prior institution
  • After enrolling at DePaul, establish and maintain a 3.25 grade point average at DePaul
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and supply any documents necessary to support the FAFSA
  • Complete the Request for TEACH Grant Consideration Form and submit to DePaul's Office of Financial Aid
  • Complete the online Federal TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS) 
  • Complete the Federal Teach Grant Entrance Counseling​ requirement online or in person or by phone appointment with DePaul's Office of Financial Aid

Eligibility Requirements for Continuing Graduate Students

To be considered for the TEACH Grant at DePaul, you will need to meet the following requirements, New/Current Graduate Students should:

List of Eligible Programs of Study for Graduate Students


College of Education: TEACH Grant Eligible Programs​


  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education (M.A.)​
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education (M.Ed.)​
  • Curriculum Studies (M.A.)​
  • Curriculum Studies (M.Ed.)​
  • Middle​ School Mathematics Education (M.S.)​
  • Secondary Education (M.A.)​
  • Secondary Education (M.Ed.)​
  • World Language Education (M.A.)​
  • World Language Education (M.Ed.)​

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences​: TEACH Grant Eligible Programs


  • Math Education (M.A.)​
  • Science Education (M.S.)​

Useful Publication

What to Know Before You Get a TEACH Grant ​
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