DePaul University > Admission & Aid > Financial Aid > Financial Aid Basics > Understand Cost of Attendance
The Office of Financial Aid uses a “standard cost of attendance budget” to calculate your estimated educational costs. This represents typical costs for students during the nine-month academic year based on anticipated enrollment, dependency status, and living arrangements (on campus, off campus or with parents).
*These are estimates based on average expenses incurred by students in the Chicago area.
These budgets represent estimated average costs for undergraduate students attending full time during the academic year, based on dependency status and living arrangements indicated on the FAFSA.
Your actual costs may vary from the standard cost of attendance below depending on your academic program, course load, housing arrangements and individual circumstances.
These budgets represent estimated average costs for graduate or professional students attending full time during the academic year.
Your actual costs may vary from the standard cost of attendance reflected below, depending on your academic program, your course load, your housing arrangements and your individual circumstances.