Grants

Grants are a form of gift aid and do not need to be repaid. Grants are awarded based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Grants are credited directly to your university account during each quarter for which you have been awarded funds. They are first applied against any amount you owe the university.

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. You are automatically considered for it when you complete the FAFSA. The maximum award amount varies annually according to an appropriation from Congress.

If you enroll full time during the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters, you will receive one-third of your Pell Grant each quarter. If you enroll part time or for only part of the academic year, your award will be prorated in accordance with federal law.

Illinois State Monetary Award Program (MAP)

MAP grants are awarded to Illinois residents attending an undergraduate program at an in-state college or university. MAP grants are based on need, and are funded by the State of Illinois and administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). The award is restricted to tuition and mandatory fees.

Illinois residents apply for the MAP grant by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each award year. To ensure that you receive full consideration for the MAP Grant, we recommend that you file your FAFSA as soon as possible after the FAFSA becomes available. Note: The FAFSA for the 2019-20 academic year becomes available October 1, 2018. We recommend that you complete your 2019-20 FAFSA no later than November 15, 2018.

MAP regulations require you to enroll for 15 credit hours per quarter to receive the full award. If you enroll during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters, you will receive one-third of your Illinois State Grant during each quarter. If you enroll part time or for only part of the academic year, your award will be prorated in accordance with ISAC rules. For more information on MAP grant proration for less than full-time enrollment, please visit Receive Aid.

DePaul University Grant

DePaul awards this grant to undergraduate students who demonstrate significant financial need. Awards are based on the time of application and the availability of funds. Eligible students usually are awarded this grant during the first year they apply. The maximum award amount varies according to need.

Federal Supplemental Grant (SEOG)

This grant is awarded to eligible undergraduate students based on financial need. The maximum award amount varies annually according to an appropriation from Congress.

Federal TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH Grant) is a federal grant program for undergraduate and graduate students who plan to teach. The TEACH grant provides up to $4,000 per year. Students who receive the TEACH Grant, agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing your program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant

Before completing the TEACH Grant Consideration Request, be sure you fully understand the eligibility and service requirements of this grant. Be sure to carefully read the information below. Additional information may be found on the Federal TEACH Grant Website along with video resources by clicking here.

Please be aware that the Federal TEACH grant has the potential of turning into a Federal Unsubsidized LOAN. You need to be committed to teaching in a high-need subject area in a school serving low-income students. If you are unsure about this commitment, you should contact DePaul Central to discuss other aid resoures.

A student who receives $16,000 in TEACH Grants who fails to fulfill the terms of the Agreement to Serve(ATS) and the Promise to Pay will incur a federal loan debt. For a 10-year term loan, the monthly payments would be $315.60 and result in a cumulative debt payment of $37,871.

In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must:

  • Agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. (Information about qualifying schools can be found on the Federal TEACH Grant website)
  • Teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.
  • Upon completing your deree program, TEACH Grant recipients must provide documentation annually showing that they have completed a year of qualifying teaching service or to certify their intent to satisfy the TEACH Grant service obligation.

IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete this service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You will repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education incurring interest from the date the grant(s) was disbursed.

Eligibility Requirements for Undergraduate Students

  • Continuing students must have established a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA in degree coursework at DePaul. New students must have established a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA in their most recent prior undergraduate program.
  • Undergraduate students must have successfully completed 44 quarter hours or 30 semester hours.
  • Be accepted to and maintain enrollment in one of the approved TEACH Grant-eligible programs listed below.

Eligibility Requirements for Graduate Students

  • Continuing students must have established a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA in degree coursework at DePaul. New students must have established a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA in their most recent prior undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • Be accepted to and maintain enrollment in one of the approved TEACH Grant-eligible programs listed below.

TEACH Eligible Programs of Study for Undergraduate Students

College of Education

  • Secondary Education: English (BA)
  • Secondary Education: Math (BA)
  • Secondary Education: Social Science (BA)
  • Secondary Education: Visual Art (BA)
  • World Language Education: Chinese (BA)
  • World Language Education: French (BA)
  • World Language Education: German (BA)
  • World Language Education: Italian (BA)
  • World Language Education: Japanese (BA)
  • World Language Education: Spanish (BA)
  • Elementary Education (BS)
  • Middle Grades Education: Language Arts & Science (BS)
  • Middle Grades Education: Language Arts & Social Science (BS)
  • Middle Grades Education: Math & Science (BS)
  • Middle Grades Education: Math & Language Arts (BS)
  • Middle Grades Education: Math & Social Science (BS)
  • Middle Grades Education: Science & Social Science (BS)
  • Secondary Education: Biology (BS)
  • Secondary Education: Chemistry (BS)
  • Secondary Education: Math (BS)
  • Secondary Education: Physics (BS)
  • Special Education (BS)

TEACH Eligible Programs of Study for Graduate Students

College of Education

  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education (MA )
  • Teaching & Learning Elementary Education (MA)
  • Teaching & Learning Secondary Education: Biology (MA)
  • Teaching & Learning Secondary Education: Chemistry (MA)
  • Teaching & Learning Secondary Education: English (MA)
  • Teaching & Learning Secondary Education: Math (MA)
  • Teaching & Learning Secondary Education: Physics (MA)
  • Teaching & Learning Secondary Education: Social Science (MA)
  • Teaching & Learning Secondary Education: Visual Art (MA)
  • Teaching & Learning  World Language: Arabic (MA)
  • Teaching & Learning  World Language: Chinese (MA)
  • Teaching & Learning  World Language: Italian (MA)
  • Teaching & Learning  World Language: Latin (MA)
  • Teaching & Learning  World Language: Russian (MA)
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education (MED )
  • Middle Grades Education: Language Arts & Science (MED)
  • Middle Grades Education: Math & Language Arts (MED)
  • Middle Grades Education: Math & Science (MED)
  • Middle Grades Education: Math & Social Science (MED)
  • Middle Grades Education: Science & Social Science (MED)
  • Special Education:  Pre-Service Special Education (MED)
  • Special Education:  Special & Elementary Education (MED)
  • Teaching & Learning Elementary Education (MED)
  • Teaching & Learning Secondary Education: Biology (MED)
  • Teaching & Learning Secondary Education: Chemistry (MED)
  • Teaching & Learning Secondary Education: English (MED)
  • Teaching & Learning Secondary Education: Math (MED)
  • Teaching & Learning Secondary Education: Social Science (MED)
  • Teaching & Learning Secondary Education: Visual Art (MED)
  • Teaching & Learning World Language: Arabic (MED)
  • Teaching & Learning World Language: Chinese (MED)
  • Teaching & Learning World Language: Italian (MED)
  • Teaching & Learning World Language: Latin (MED)
  • Teaching & Learning World Language: Russian (MED)

If you wish to apply for consideration for this grant, you will need to: