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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$45,146 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$31,650 tuition
$11,717 on campus room & board
$1,134 books
$645 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$45,146 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$31,650 tuition
$11,717 on campus room & board
$1,134 books
$645 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$13,618 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
91% of students receive aid
37% get federal aid ($5,483 avg)
37% get state aid ($4,681 avg)
88% get institn'l aid ($13,618 avg)
64% get loans ($6,250 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.71% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.71% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $17,868 88%
Federal Grant Aid $5,483 37%
Pell Grants $4,202 37%
Other Federal Grants $1,414 35%
Institution Grant Aid $13,618 88%
State Grant Aid $4,681 37%
Student Loans $6,250 64%
Federal Loans $5,417 64%
Other Loans $15,485 4%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$2,500 - $5,000 Y N N N
award details Y N N N
$12,000 - $12,500 Y N N N
$8,500 Y N N N
$8,500 Y N N N
$1,000 - $11,500 Y N N N
$15,500 Y N N N
$2,000 - $15,000 Y N N N
$15,500 Y N N N
award details Y N N N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: June 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: August 1
Does DePaul University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8300
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $530
Out of State $530


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Priscilla from Chicago, IL
  • Apr-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Taking 12 credit hours cost the same as taking 16 credit hours, and they also offer summertime financial aid.

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  • 3
  • Samuel from Chicago, IL
  • Mar-26-2014 I am a current student here

    While Depaul is a great school, it is rather expensive, which is a deterrent for some students. It is worth it, but some students who do not take advantage of the faculties available will be left disappointed.

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  • 5
  • Mario from Oak Forest, IL
  • Feb-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Very pricey school but well worth it. You meet great people and make great relationships with those people.

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  • 1
  • Ally from New Jersey
  • Jan-21-2014 I am a current student here

    I feel as if I am paying a huge amount of money for a mediocre education. DePaul's scholarships and grants only paid for about 1/3 of the total cost, and I had to take out several loans. Many of the students here come from wealthy families, so the cost isn't important to them.

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