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For information on current tuition rates, please visit the
Office of Student Accounts website.
Undergraduate tuition is structured on a package rate. Full-time undergraduate students take between 12-18 credit hours per quarter and are charged the package price for tuition. Students taking fewer than 12 or more than 18 credit hours per quarter are charged on a per-credit hour basis.
Graduate tuition is charged on a per-credit hour basis.
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in determining your eligibility for financial aid. To submit the FAFSA, visit
https://fafsa.ed.gov. Be sure to include DePaul’s school code (001671) in the school section portion of the FAFSA.
View additional undergraduate financial aid information on the
Office of Financial Aid website.
The scholarships below are available to incoming CDM students. For additional information or questions about the MS-MA Graduate, DCMA, Double Demon, and MFA scholarships, contact the CDM
Graduate Admission Office.
For information on additional scholarships offered through the university, please visit
DePaul’s Scholarships website.
In support of the FIRST mission, DePaul CDM has established a $5,000 scholarship for a student who has been actively involved on a participating FIRST team during his or her junior or senior year of high school. This scholarship is offered to an incoming freshman who will be pursuing a baccalaureate degree at DePaul CDM. The scholarship is non-renewable and is contingent upon maintaining good academic standing during the freshman year. Candidates must meet the regular academic requirements for admission to DePaul University.
To apply for the FIRST Scholarship you must
Visit the FIRST Scholarship web site to obtain the CDM FIRST Scholarship Application. Instructions about what to submit and where to send your completed application are included in the CDM FIRST Scholarship Application materials. The
deadline to apply for the CDM FIRST Scholarship is March 1st.
The CDM MS-MA Graduate Scholarship is for new students seeking an MA or MS degree (excluding the MS in Computer Science, MS in Information Systems and MS in Digital Communication and Media Arts) who are U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents.
This scholarship is awarded as $1,000 per term for the first three (3) terms of enrollment, for a total award of $3,000. This award cannot be used in combination with any other DePaul scholarships, waivers or awards. Students are automatically reviewed at the time of admission for this scholarship.
The CDM DCMA Scholarship is for new students seeking an MA degree in DCMA with a Media Arts concentration who are U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents.
This scholarship is awarded as $525 per course, up to two courses per term ($1,050) for the duration of the program. This award cannot be used in combination with any other DePaul scholarships, waivers or awards. Students are automatically reviewed at the time of admission for this scholarship.
The Double Demon Scholarship—which is open to DePaul alumni with undergraduate or graduate degrees from any of the university’s colleges or schools—covers 25% of the tuition for GRADUATE study at DePaul. This includes degree coursework, certificate coursework, and non-degree coursework. It does not include coursework from the Center for Professional Education (CPE), Institute for Professional Development (IPD), coursework in a doctoral program or a master of fine arts (MFA), Music, Theatre, Law and a few other select programs. The Double Demon Scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other institutional aid or discount.
A limited number of $7,500 scholarships are available for incoming MFA students ($2,500 is awarded in each of the first three quarters of attendance). To qualify, you must be incoming new MFA student to any CDM MFA program, apply by the priority application deadline, and undergo a portfolio review. All priority deadline admitted MFA students will be reviewed, so a scholarship application is not required. These merit-based scholarships cannot be combined with any other institutional aid.
The CDM Scholarship Program awards scholarships and grants annually to continuing CDM undergraduate and graduate students. Learn about available opportunities on the
CDM Scholarships and Grants page.
Students are also encouraged to visit
Scholarship Connect for a full list of available scholarships at DePaul.
A limited number of funding opportunities are available for qualified CDM graduate students. Assistantships and stipends provide tuition and monetary awards based on academic merit, experience in the field, and recommendations. Get more information on these opportunities on the
Assistantships and Stipends page.
The Employer Tuition Deferral Plan is designed for students who receive tuition reimbursement from their employers. Since employer reimbursement is generally issued at the end of the term, this option provides an extended payment due date. Learn more on the
Student Financial Accounts website.
DePaul University is a participant in the
Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, which will cover almost all tuition expenses for veterans who qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill® at 100 percent of the benefit. Learn more about
Veterans Financial Aid at DePaul University or to speak to someone about military financial aid, please contact
The Office of Veterans Affairs can assist you with a variety of forms that need to be submitted for the GI Bill®. The forms you will need to submit are as follows:
All Veterans Benefits documents except the FAFSA should be sent to:
Office of Veterans Affairs DePaul Center, Suite 11014 1 E. Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL 60604