Financial aid for graduate students comes in many forms: federal
student loans, alternative loans, scholarships and assistantships. All
federal student loans and some need-based federal scholarships and
institutional awards require completion of the FAFSA.
Alternative loans, academic scholarships and assistantships have
separate application procedures and generally do not require the
completion of a FAFSA.
For more information on applying for graduate financial aid at DePaul visit the Financial Aid website or call 312.362.8091 (toll free 1.800.4DEPAUL) for financial aid information.
Financial Aid for International Students
International students who wish to receive federal financial aid must
meet federally regulated citizenship requirements; this list is
available at DePaul's Financial Aid International Students website. However, students who are ineligible for federal financial aid due to citizenship status may be eligible to apply for alternative loan options,
such as a private educational loan to assist with expenses. These loans
are based on income, credit rating, and ability to repay the loan. Most private loan programs require that non-citizens obtain a co-signer who
is a citizen or permanent resident.
DePaul Extension Plan for Employer Reimbursement
The DePaul Extension Plan for Employer Reimbursement (DePEPER) is an
optional program for students receiving tuition reimbursement from their
employers, and is administered through the Student Accounts Office. DePEPER allows the students covered by such an employer plan to receive
an extension of their tuition payment due date until Grade Reports are
mailed, since many employer reimbursement plans are awarded according to
- Do not submit the DePEPER Plan application form until you receive confirmation of your acceptance in the MALS Program.
- The DePEPER Plan requires its own $50 non-refundable
application fee. You can submit a check made payable to DePaul
University along with your DePEPER application, or you can complete the
payment option on the DePEPER application if you prefer to use a credit
- Submit the completed DePEPER application with its application fee to the Institute for Professional Development office.
DePaul Extension Plan for Employer Reimbursement Application form can
be found on Campus Connect under For Students and Tuition &
Account. For more information regarding the DePEPER Plan, visit the Student Accounts FAQ or contact 1-312-362-6282.
MALS Partial Tuition Assistance Award
A limited number of partial tuition awards are available to students
in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program and the MA/MS in
Interdisciplinary Studies Program. These are competitive awards based on
economic need and academic achievement. The amount of the award will
vary depending upon need and course load. Students may receive a maximum
of one credit hour of tuition assistance per course in each of the
three academic quarters, but may only apply for one quarter at a time.
The award will be applied directly to the student account for the
reduction of your tuition charges. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required in
order to apply for this award.
MALS/IDS Partial Tuition Assistance Application Form
Students may apply for a partial tuition assistance award beginning
with the second quarter in the MALS/IDS Program. Submit the completed
application two weeks before the close of the academic quarter prior to
each quarter during the academic year in which you take courses. Your
application must be accompanied by a printout of your "historical grades"
in the MALS/IDS Program, in other words, the unofficial transcript that
is available to you via Campus Connect.
Note: a separate application form must be submitted before each quarter in which tuition assistance is required.