DePaul awards more than $5 million in scholarships to enrolled transfer students each year, and more than $37 million in need-based gift aid on an annual basis.
By submitting an updated FAFSA to DePaul, you will be considered for additional grant funds. In recent years, new transfer students have received financial aid award packages of up to $30,000 annually.
If you're applying to enroll in the Fall, Winter or Spring quarters, you will automatically be considered for academic scholarships of up to $15,000 annually when you complete your application. You may be awarded either a DePaul Transfer Scholarship or a DePaul Admission Partnership Program (DAPP) Scholarship based on your academic record at the time of admission. Recipients of the DePaul Transfer scholarships or DAPP scholarships who are also members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society may also receive a Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship in addition to their DePaul Transfer Scholarships or DAPP scholarships.
DePaul Transfer Scholarship
The DePaul Transfer Scholarships are awarded automatically, upon admission, to transfer students who demonstrate strong academic qualifications and who have completed at least 15 semester (22 quarter) hours at the time of admission to DePaul. Annual awards range from $9,000–$12,000 for students who are admitted with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. This award may be combined with the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship as well as the Chicago Stars Scholarship, depending on eligibility.
DePaul Admission Partnership Program (DAPP) Scholarship
Students who are officially participating in the DePaul Admission Partnership Program qualify for a scholarship based on their successful completion of the program while demonstrating strong academic qualifications. Annual awards for admitted DAPP participants begin at $9,000.
To be eligible to receive this award, students must:
- Be an approved DAPP participant
- Have a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA from all prior college coursework
- Demonstrate at least 30 semester hours of credit completed at the time of enrollment at DePaul
This award may be combined with the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship as well as the Chicago STAR Scholarship, depending on eligibility. Please visit the DePaul Admission Partnership Program page for additional program details.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship is awarded to members of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society who have a 3.0 cumulative college grade point average and who have completed at least 15 semester (22 quarter) hours at the time of admission to DePaul. The annual award for PTK scholars is $1,000. This award may be combined with the DePaul Transfer Scholarship or the DAPP Scholarship, as well as with the Chicago STAR Scholarship, depending on eligibility. Note: membership in the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is required.
Chicago STAR Scholarship
The Chicago STAR Scholarship is awarded to students who graduated from a CPS high school and enrolled into the City Colleges of Chicago’s STAR Scholar program. STARS Scholars who have completed at least 15 semester (22 quarter) hours at the time of admission to DePaul will automatically receive a $2,000 annual Chicago STAR Scholarship. This award may be combined with the DePaul Transfer Scholarship or the DAPP Scholarship, as well as with the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, depending on eligibility. For more information on the Chicago STAR Scholars program, visit pages.ccc.edu/apply.