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Apply for aid as soon as possible after you
apply to DePaul. You’ll automatically be considered for most types of aid when you complete the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To ensure full consideration, complete your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 each year. There are additional steps to apply for summer aid, which are explained in more detail below.
If you decide to enroll in summer courses, we need you to do a few things first.
Once your application is complete, our office reviews the information provided on your
FAFSA. We use the
EFC determined by the results of your FAFSA and estimate your educational costs, or
Cost of Attendance, to determine financial need and offer financial aid.
It is possible that you may be randomly selected for a process called
Verification after completing the FAFSA, and will need to document your income and submit other items as needed. We identify and request required documentation in your To Do List in
Campus Connect. See Frequently Asked Questions about
2021-2022 Verification for more information.
After calculating your need and completing the review of any required documentation from your To Do list, we will put together your financial aid offer and send you an email notification. It will direct you to the Financial Aid tile within Campus Connect so that you can view the specific offers from financial aid programs for which you are eligible.
You must accept online the financial aid offers you wish to receive so we may request the funding on your behalf. Click the name of any financial aid offer for additional information on that program. You may also access the
Financial Aid Offer Guide to learn more.
The review and award process continues on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. If you have any questions,
contact us for assistance.