Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & Financial Aid

CDM understands financing your education can be a major concern. The Office of Student Accounts and Office of Financial Aid are available to meet with you and discuss ways to finance your education.

Tuition Costs

Up-to-date tuition costs for the 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.

Undergraduate tuition is determined in one of two ways:

  • Part-time undergraduate students are those students taking fewer than 12 credit hours in a quarter.  Tuition is determined by the total credit hours enrolled.
  • Full-time undergraduate 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 charged on a per-credit hour basis. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information on tuition and financial aid.

Please note that in the case where a graduate student takes required or elective courses in another program at DePaul the tuition is charged at that program's tuition rate.

Employer Tuition Deferral Plan: If you are a graduate student who receives tuition reimbursement from your employer, you may apply for the Employer Tuition Deferral Plan. 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 this program. For further information, please visit the Employer Tuition Deferral Plan site.

Financial Aid Eligibility

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 Remember to include DePaul's school code 001671 on the FAFSA.

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