Tuition & Financial Aid
CDM understands financing your education can be a major concern. DePaul University's Office of Student Accounts and Office of Financial Aid are available to meet with you and discuss ways to finance your CDM education.
Up-to-date tuition costs for academic year are available through the Office of Student Accounts. There is no difference in cost for taking classes on different campuses, online, or for out-of-state students. Learn more about tuition rates for undergraduate students
The cost of undergraduate tuition is determined in one of two ways: by the credit-hour for part-time students and through the package cost for full-time students.
- Part-time undergraduate students are those students taking fewer than 12 credit hours in a quarter.
- Full-time students are those students taking 12 to 18 credit hours. Full-time students are charged the package price for tuition for the three quarters of the regular academic year. If a student takes more than 18 credits in any given quarter, the student is charged the part-time rate for the additional credit hours.
Graduate tuition is paid on a per-credit hour basis. If you are a graduate student who receives tuition reimbursement from your employer you can use DePEPER. Through this deferred billing program, you may delay paying your tuition until after you have received your course grades, which many employers require for reimbursement. However, you may not participate in the program during terms in which you are receiving financial aid. There is an application fee. For further information, please visit the DePeper website.
Graduate students taking undergraduate courses to fulfill pre-requisite requirements pay the undergraduate tuition cost for those courses. Please note that in the case where a student takes required or elective courses in another program at DePaul the tuition is charged at that program's rate. Learn more about tuition rates for graduate students.
Completing a current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the first step to determining your overall eligibility for financial aid. Subsidized loans (based on financial need) and unsubsidized loans (non-need based) are available depending upon each student's unique financial status. To obtain a current FAFSA, visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
. Remember to include DePaul's school code 001671 on the FAFSA.