Being a veteran means you’re eligible for substantial tuition assistance, but the application process can feel cumbersome. We’re here to help.
Serving returning military members has been a priority at DePaul since World War II. We do not limit the number of veterans who can enroll through the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides tuition-free education to eligible students. DePaul is also listed as a top University serving Veterans by U.S. News & World Report.
Breaking Down the Process
Apply for your Veterans Educational Benefits
Prepare the following documents:
You can also bring any of these documents to our offices, found at either of our campus locations:
- Loop Office: 1 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60604, Suite 11014
- Lincoln Park Office: 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, Suite 360
For more information, visit Military & Veteran Benefits and view this helpful FAQ document about DePaul Veterans Benefits.
Determine what type of student you are.
Each student type has a unique admission process. Learn how you should apply by choosing your student type below.
Freshman (You are under 24 and have completed high school)
- Transfer (You are under 24 and have completed some college courses)
- Adult Undergraduate (You are 24 or over and have completed some college courses)
- Graduate (You have an undergraduate degree)
- International (You have been educated outside the U.S.)
- Returning (You are a former DePaul student who has been absent for three or more consecutive quarters)
Apply for admission to DePaul.
Apply online and waive your application fee by indicating that you are eligible to receive veterans benefits.
Set up an Accelerated Veterans Admission appointment. You'll be able to complete the admission process and receive a decision in one day. Contact the Office of Admission at (312) 362-5551 for scheduling.
Submit your transcripts.
Submit your official transcripts for each college or university you've attended. If you have never enrolled in college or completed fewer than 12 semester hours, you must submit an official high school transcript or GED score report.
Military transcripts may be submitted in addition to official college, high school or GED reports. SMART transcripts or Joint Service transcripts are not reviewed for admission, but can be reviewed for potential credit.
Transcripts should be mailed to:
Office of Admission
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-2201
Once you've been accepted to DePaul, enroll.
- Log in to Campus Connect using your username and password.
- Use the menu sequence: Self-Service > Admission > Next Steps > Admitted Student Response.
DePaul is committed to helping you pay for college through Veterans Educational Benefits or through federal, state and institutional aid. Learn more about Military & Veteran Benefits.
The amount of veterans benefits you will receive will vary based on a variety of factors, including chapter eligibility, type of active-duty service, enrollment status and other previously used benefits. Veteran students who qualify for 100 percent of Post-9/11 education benefits and who are no longer on active duty may be eligible to receive full tuition. For more information, review the Office of Financial Aid's GI Bill® Frequently Asked Questions.
For assistance in determining your eligibility, contact DePaul's Veterans Affairs Coordinator Megan Burda at (312) 362-8092 after receiving your Certificate of Eligibility.
Office of Veterans Affairs
Our Office of Veterans Affairs
provides information on a variety of resources and provides meaningful points of contact, as well as assistance in locating veteran programs.
Frequently Asked Questions
For More Information
Online resources for veteran students: