Getting a world-class education is all about investing in yourself and your future. We’re focused on that investment, but we also understand that it can feel out of reach for many students, so we try to make it as affordable as possible. DePaul strives to keep tuition increases low, while continuing to make investments in the university that enhance and elevate its academic excellence and provide students an outstanding education.

The tuition increase for 2015-2016 for continuing undergraduate students is 2.5 percent, which is in line with increases of 2 to 2.5 percent for the last three years, approximating the rate of inflation. The recent tuition increase for incoming freshman is 3.8 percent, a rate that is on par or lower than that of peer institutions. Rates for graduate students vary, depending on the program of study.
We also offer a full range of financial aid opportunities to ensure access to a diverse population of students. In 2013-2014, DePaul awarded more than $288 million in financial aid and assistance.
This is the official listing of 2015-2016 tuition and fees published by DePaul University, as approved by the Board of Trustees. 

For 2014-2015 tuition rates, click here.

2015-2016 Undergraduate Tuition Rates

​Full-Time (12-18 credit hours) by College/School
School for New Learning students are excluded from package pricing.​​​​
​Cost per year
​Package rate*
Driehaus College of Business, Communication, Computing and Digital Media, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Science and Health
​Driehaus College of Business, College of Computing and Digital Media and College of Science and Health students who have Junior or Senior standing, who entered DePaul in 2015
​The Theatre School full-time package ​$36,800
​School of Music full-time guaranteed package rate
12-18 credit hours*
​Part-time, per credit hour (1-11 credit hours and any h​ours over 18 credit hours) by College/School
​Cost per credit hour
​Driehaus College of Business, Communication, Computing and Digital Media, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Health and School for New Learning ​$585.00
​Music and Theatre ​$800.00
*Credit hours over 18 are charged at the part-time rate.

2015-2016 Graduate Tuition Rates

Full-time, Part-time and per credit hour

​Cost per credit hour
​College of Communication ​$700.00
​College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM)
​College of Education ​$610.00
​College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
​College of Science and Health ​$680.00
​Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
​School for New Learning (SNL) ​$605.00
​School of Music ​$800.00
​The Theatre School​ ​Cost
​Graduate, per hour (1-11 credit hours) ​$800.00 per credit hour
​Guaranteed package, 2015 Class ​$33,755.00 per year
​College of L​aw ​Cost
​2015 Class, full-time day guaranteed 3-year package (12-16 credit hours)
​$44,960.00 per year
​2015 Class, part-time evening package (9-12 credit hours)
​$29,220.00 per year
​All other ​$1,470.00 per credit hour
If you have any questions regarding tuition rates, please contact Student Financial Accounts, (312) 362-8610. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​
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