DePaul University
Chicago, IL, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$30,502
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$24,636
$30k - $48k
$24,335
$48k - $75k
$26,591
$75k - $110k
$29,840
$110k+
$34,204
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$39,975
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$39,975
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,235
Books and Supplies
$1,104
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
72%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,387
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,511
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,027
Students receiving state aid
25%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,340
Students receiving federal aid
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,511
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$27,187
$30k - $48k
$25,723
$48k - $75k
$24,323
$75k - $110k
$21,865
$110k+
$17,593
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$2,860,000
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$39,463,000

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
59%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,910
Students receiving federal loans
58%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,263
Average Other Loans Per Year
$18,237
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,499
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$247

What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
Because it is a private university, I feel as though prices are escalated for the name. It is hard for me to get my head wrapped around the idea of paying 400/course for a required Liberal Arts course that does not apply to my major. However, the quality of professors and education is hard to beat.
Ashley from Chicago, IL
Face it: DePaul is not a state school. The price for a private school is competitive, and you must also keep in mind that it's in downtown Chicago. You are definitely paying a premium for the city, but it is worth it. Better value than other private schools in the city.
Ashley from Hickory Hills, IL
DePaul is expensive. But don't let that stop you from applying! They tend to be very generous with scholarships for students who challenge themselves and have worked hard in high school. DePaul also offers a lot of financial aid for students in need. The ticket price of DePaul is often much higher than what you end up paying.
Gwendolyn from Chelsea, MI
DePaul is pretty expensive, but it has a good name. People usually recognize it and almost immediately credit it with a good name. As far as I know, that means it's worth it.
Brian from Angola, IN
I absolutely love DePaul but it is of course a little pricey to attend because it is a private school. There are various scholarships that the school offers and you are automatically entered when you send in your application and if you do receive them they are extremely helpful.
While I worry about how to pay back my loans, I know that the education I am receiving here is one of the best and is something that I could not have received if I stayed home in Atascosa. The experience I am gaining by being here and the knowledge I am earning that will be able to help me in my future makes every dollar I have spent worth it.
Felicia from Atascosa, TX
Going to this school is well worth the money. If you are looking to really learn even while taking prerequisite courses, this school's for you. Another plus is having fun while you learn, there are no huge or gigantic classes with a millions students. You can get your professor's attention.
Patrice from Sauk Village, IL
This school is a bit pricey, but you will enjoy every minute of it. One of the things I've noticed about private universities compared to public universities, is that professors have spend more time with the individual student. Instead of being in HUGE lecture halls, the maximum amount of students in your class will most likely be 40 students.
Genie from Bolingbrook, IL
Depaul University may be an expensive school, but every dollar put in is completely worth. The education there is amazing.
Stephen from Chicago, IL
GO WHEREVER THE FREE FOOD IS. DePaul because it is in the city is surrounded by many many restaurants with cheap price tags for college students. Devil Dogs, and Allende's are only 2 examples of great late night eats that are pretty cheap especially if you have a midnight snack attack.
Gina from Edina, MN