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Financial Aid

Students learn about college financial aid at DePaul University

Invest in your future


DePaul awards $49+ million in scholarships annually to new incoming freshmen


of our new incoming freshmen students receive a scholarship

Financing Your Education

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.

What are my options?

Financing your degree will rely on two main types of financial aid:

Explore types of aid

What do I need to do to be considered?

Review steps to apply for aid

Important Dates for Financial Aid

Oct. 1

File FAFSA online ASAP beginning October 1

Nov. 15

FAFSA priority date for all students

Early February

Financial aid award notices sent to admitted freshmen

More Important Dates

Already received your financial aid offer?

View award packageReview financing optionsMaintain eligibility

Contact Us

Every year we offer financial aid to thousands of students. Need help? Contact us!

Additional Financial Aid Resources

  • 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.