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.

Our goal as an institution is to manage our resources as effectively as possible, so we can pass a better value along to our students. For the second year in a row, the tuition increase for continuing undergraduate students is 2.5 percent, which is the same as the rate of inflation. The recent tuition increase for incoming freshman is 5.5 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 2014-2015 tuition and fees published by DePaul University, as approved by the Board of Trustees. 

2014-2015 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 at least Junior standing, who entered DePaul in 2014
​The Theatre School full-time package ​$35,470
​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, Science and Health, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and School for New Learning ​$570.00
​Music and Theatre ​$780.00
*Credit hours over 18 are charged at the part-time rate.

2014-2015 Graduate Tuition Rates

Full-time, Part-time and per credit hour

​Cost per credit hour
​College of Communication ​$690.00
​College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM)
​College of Education ​$600.00
​College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
​College of Science and Health ​$670.00
​Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
​School for New Learning (SNL) ​$595.00
​School of Music ​$785.00
​The Theatre School​ ​Cost
​Graduate, per hour (1-11 credit hours) ​$785.00 per credit hour
​Guaranteed package, 2014 Class ​$33,095.00 per year
​College of L​aw ​Cost
​2014 Class, full-time day guaranteed 3-year package (12-16 credit hours)
​$44,515.00 per year
​2014 Class, part-time evening package (9-12 credit hours)
​$28,930.00 per year
​All other ​$1,455.00 per credit hour

If you have any questions regarding tuition rates, please contact Student Financial Accounts, (312) 362-8610. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​
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