DePaul University > Admission & Aid > Financial Aid > Manage Costs
The first step to managing educational costs is fully understanding the expenses you will incur while at DePaul. Tuition and fees are only one part of the equation — you also need to consider books, housing and transportation expenses. You can view your estimated cost of attendance on
Campus Connect. Be sure to review the
Understand Cost of Attendance page so you know what that number includes.
Once you list out your expenses, you will need to know how to budget to meet those expenses and how to use your financial aid funds to your advantage. Understanding the DePaul tuition structure, as well as the tuition withdrawal and refund policy, will help you& plan your educational program and anticipate educational costs. Learn more on
Personal expenses also are part of your educational costs. It's extremely important that you carefully monitor your expenses and spending while you are in school. Although it may seem easy to take out loans or use credit cards, it is wise to be prudent when it comes to expenses. Create a monthly budget, and stick to it. Keep in mind that every dollar that is borrowed must be repaid after you leave DePaul.
We also encourage you to take advantage of DePaul's
Financial Fitness Program. Learn how to plan and manage your income, expenses and investments both in college and beyond. These services, free to all students, include:
Financial Fitness Program website for more information.
We've gathered these services, resources and tools to help you manage your costs from your first year through graduation and beyond.
Remember, financial aid counselors at DePaul are always available to help you. We can answer questions about managing costs, budgeting, responsible borrowing, debt management and more.
Contact the Office of Financial Aid.