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DePaul University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$47,227 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$33,390 tuition
$12,103 on campus room & board
$1,134 books and supplies
$600 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$47,227 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$33,390 tuition
$12,103 on campus room & board
$1,134 books and supplies
$600 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$14,779 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
95% of students receive aid
29% get federal aid ($4,504 avg)
28% get state aid ($4,432 avg)
94% get institn'l aid ($14,779 avg)
58% get loans ($6,884 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.61% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.61% 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 $17,436 94%
Federal Grant Aid $4,504 29%
Pell Grants $4,108 28%
Other Federal Grants $4,072 3%
Institution Grant Aid $14,779 94%
State Grant Aid $4,432 28%
Student Loans $6,884 58%
Federal Loans $5,555 57%
Other Loans $17,327 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 $550
Out of State $550


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Charlotte from Hanover Park, IL
  • Aug-05-2015 I am a current student here

    DePaul University is a very expensive school. From the tuition, to the campus housing, to the food, this school is much harder on low-income families. However, DePaul does offer scholarships to incoming students with high academic achievements, which can range from a small stipend to half the tuition depending on the student. However, the higher awards are rarer. Yet, the school does have excellent facilities and equipment available for students.

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  • 2
  • anon
  • Jul-27-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    After quite a bit of thinking, I don't think I will be applying here anymore. It seems to me like the biggest selling point for DePaul is the fact that they are in Chicago. As a matter of fact, it is their ONLY selling point. When they sent me a booklet, I expected it to be full of facts about the academics and such, but it was instead about how nice it is to have Chicago as your home. I get it, Chicago is nice, that is why I was interested, you don't need to tell me 400 times that Chicago is cool. On top of that, there are like at least 10 more schools in the city that are not only better, but less expensive as well!

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  • 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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  • 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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