DePaul University > Admission & Aid > Financial Aid
DePaul awards $44+ million in scholarships annually to new incoming freshmen
of our new incoming freshmen students receive a scholarship
A college education is a sound financial decision — in fact, people who graduate from a four-year university earn almost $1.1 million more in their lifetimes than those with a high school degree.As you would for any major investment, you’ll need to do some research and planning. We’re here to make applying for college financial aid easier.
Financing your degree will rely on two main types of financial aid:
Gift Aid is money that you don’t need to repay, such as
scholarships and need-based
Self-Help assistance means you either work for aid or it must be repaid, such as
work-study programs and
Apply to DePaul and be admitted
File FAFSA online ASAP beginning October 1
FAFSA priority date for all students
Financial aid award notices sent to admitted freshmen
File your FAFSA by this date and you will be automatically entered into our FAFSA drawing. We will select 10 students to receive a DePaul hoodie!
Every year we create financial aid packages for thousands of students. Need help?
Scholarship Connect: Search DePaul’s database of external scholarships.
Financial Aid TV: Watch videos covering all aspects of financing your education, from eligibility to loan repayment.
Financial Fitness: Learn money management skills with workshops, advising and focused resources.
Net Price Calculator: Estimate what it will cost you to attend DePaul — including aid — as an incoming freshman.