Funding Resources

Veteran's Benefits

Many IPD certificate programs qualify for VA Benefits. To find out if the IPD program you're interested qualifies for funding, please contact Megan Giedraitis, Assistant Director of Adult, Veteran, and Commuter Student Affairs at DePaul University, at 312-362-8092 or To learn about resources available to veterans at DePaul, visit Veteran Services

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) is a federal initiative that provides financial assistance to unemployed persons and those who meet federal low-income guidelines for the purpose of job training. Most, but not all, IPD certificate programs qualify for WIOA funding. In Illinois, you can find out more about the WIOA Works Initiative at ILLINOISworkNet. You can also locate and contact your local WIOA agency to determine if you qualify for a grant. Prospective WIOA students must still apply for admission for the IPD program they are interested in.

If you have questions about our programs or need paperwork filled out please send a message to, include a good time for one of our staff to call you back, a phone number that we can reach you at and what programs you interested in, one of our staff members will call you back. 

To check whether an IPD program qualifies for WIOA funding, search for the program at the WIOA Approved Training Programs website.

Payment Plans

IPD programs that are at least seven (7) weeks in length qualify to participate in DePaul's Single Term Payment Plan (allowing you to pay your current term charges in three monthly installments) or the Employer Tuition Deferral Plan (designed for students who will receive tuition reimbursement from their employers, this plan defers your tuition due date until the end of the quarter).

Once a student is accepted to an IPD certificate program, our staff can give you more information on how to enroll in either of these programs. There is an additional fee to participate in these payment plans.

Resources for Students

Career Center

IPD certificate programs students have access to the comprehensive services of DePaul's Career Center during the quarter in which they are enrolled.

Library Services

IPD certificate programs students have access to resources of the DePaul Library system, which includes a vast library of e-books such as Safari Books Online and Books 24x7, and many other resources.

Software & E-mail for Students

Current IPD certificate program students have access to DePaul's Office 365 for Education account that includes student e-mail, Microsoft software for educational use through the MS Imagine Program, online training via and other software resources.