DePaul awards more than $28 million in scholarships to incoming freshman students each year, and more than $11 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 freshman students have received financial aid award packages of up to $38,400 annually.
If you're applying to enroll in the Fall Quarter, you will automatically be considered for freshman academic scholarships of up to $23,000 annually when you complete your application.
DePaul Freshman Scholarships
Award Amount: $13,000 to $23,000
Applying. You're automatically considered for one of our four academic scholarships (Presidential Scholarship, Deans’ Scholarship, DePaul Scholars’ Award, St. Vincent DePaul Scholarship) when you apply to DePaul. You do not need to submit a separate application. However, priority consideration is given to students who submit their admission applications by November 15 — so be sure to apply by this date. If you earn an academic scholarship, we'll notify you in your acceptance packet.
(Note: Students admitted to the School of Music or The Theatre School are not eligible for the academic scholarships listed below. Please see "Talent Scholarships" for opportunities within the School of Music and The Theatre School.)
Renewing. Academic scholarships may be renewed for up to four consecutive years (12 quarters) of undergraduate study if you maintain good academic standing. You must be enrolled full time each quarter and complete a minimum of 36 quarter hours for the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.
Provost's Achievement Award
Award Amount: $3,000
Students who have been selected as a National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalist are eligible for the Provost’s Achievement Award. This award is renewable for four years and can be combined with an academic scholarship.
School of Accountancy and MIS Scholarships
Award Amount: Varies
Students intending to major in Accounting or Management Information Systems (MIS) are eligible for the School of Accountancy's four-year renewable scholarships provided by its alumni association, Ledger & Quill, as well as generous alumni and firms. The School of Accountancy will contact candidates for a required interview. Candidates also must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Recipients are required to participate in the Strobel Honors Accounting Program and maintain dean's list standing.