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Grants

​Grants are:

Grants disburse to your University student account and will first be applied towards amounts owed to the University.

The Federal Pell Grant is awarded to eligible undergraduate students with financial need. You are automatically considered for it when you complete the FAFSA. The maximum award amount varies.

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 according to federal regulations.

The MAP grant is awarded to undergraduate Illinois residents attending an in-state college or university. MAP grants are based on need and are funded by the State of Illinois. You are automatically considered for it when you complete the FAFSA before the state cut-off date.

We recommend that you file your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st to be considered for the MAP Grant. If you file your FAFSA after the state’s cut-off date, which ISAC announces each year, you may not receive MAP funding even if you are eligible based on your application.

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 the award during each quarter. If you enroll part time or for only part of the academic year, your award will be prorated according to ISAC rules. The award is restricted to tuition and mandatory fees.

Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act and Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid

The Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act allows eligible undocumented students and transgender students who are disqualified from federal financial aid to apply for all forms of state financial aid. The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid provides a pathway for these qualified students to apply for Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants, the state's largest need-based grant program for low-income college students.

The DePaul grant is awarded to eligible undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. You are automatically considered for it when you complete the FAFSA. 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.

The SEOG grant is awarded to eligible undergraduate students based on financial need. The maximum award amount varies.

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.

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 resources.

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 degree 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. All eligible registered courses for the Federal TEACH program must be taken for a letter grade as “Pass/Fail” grades cannot be calculated into a qualifying cumulative GPA. See the DePaul Temporary Pass/D/Fail policy.
  • 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.

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. All eligible registered courses for the Federal TEACH program must be taken for a letter grade as “Pass/Fail” grades cannot be calculated into a qualifying cumulative GPA. See the DePaul Temporary Pass/D/Fail policy.
  • Be accepted to and maintain enrollment in one of the approved TEACH Grant-eligible programs.

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