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DePaul University 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

$13,711 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
96% of students receive aid
35% get federal aid ($4,615 avg)
33% get state aid ($4,485 avg)
94% get institn'l aid ($13,711 avg)
63% get loans ($6,573 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 $16,950 94%
Federal Grant Aid $4,615 35%
Pell Grants $4,100 35%
Other Federal Grants $4,302 4%
Institution Grant Aid $13,711 94%
State Grant Aid $4,485 33%
Student Loans $6,573 63%
Federal Loans $5,485 63%
Other Loans $15,673 5%

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
  • William from Fort Wayne, IN
  • Dec-08-2014 I am a current student here

    DePaul is just really expensive, no lie. But the professors are so knowledgable and wise. I really am learning here. The school is also distinguished and recognized within itself. There's pride whenever I say I go to DePaul. But this school always offer free events/foods. Don't be dumb, and go to them.

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  • 4
  • Jacqueline
  • Nov-07-2014 I am a current student here

    DePaul is on the expensive side but try to get some sort of aid or scholarship. The scholarship committee has more opportunities as you become a full time student. With any college, majority of the your tuition money is really for the name and prestige of the school. And considering that DePaul has established itself as a good school in the Chicagoland area, it is worth the money.

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  • 5
  • from Wauconda, IL
  • Jun-18-2014 I am a current student here

    If you put in the effort for your classes, you will come out a completely and more aware person of the world. The gen eds at DePaul don't really seem like gen eds which makes learning a lot more rewarding, not to mention you can get started on your major(if you have one) freshman year. DePaul is all about preparing students for the world, and centers such as DePaul Central and the Career Center act as great standing points to start from in figuring out the pathway to graduation and even after.

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  • 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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