DePaul University > Admission & Aid > Financial Aid > Types of Aid
Financial aid comes from many different sources: federal and state government, private associations and organizations, your employer and DePaul itself.
Financial aid is grouped into two main categories:
Gift aid is financial assistance that you do not have to repay. It's often awarded based on financial need or academic merit. It includes:
Self-help is financial assistance that must be repaid, or earned through an on-campus job. It includes:
Financial aid offers usually consist of a combination of gift aid and self-help aid. Need help understanding your options?
Contact the Office of Financial Aid to speak with a counselor.