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Financial Aid & Scholarships

The School of Public Service, DePaul University and other outside sources can provide financial aid assistance to eligible students. Each tab below contains information about opportunities for scholarships, assistantships, waivers, fellowships or grants that may be available, as well as current tuition rates.

School of Public Service Scholarships
Several quarterly scholarships are available to students in the School of Public Service. Application deadlines for scholarships vary from term to term. Admitted students with a Campus Connect login may refer to the DePaul scholarship applicati​on tool, Scholarship Connect for details, more information and appropriate forms.

  • Dr. Domini G. & Helen T. Parisi Scholarship: DePaul University School of Public Service founder, Dominic Parisi, PhD, insisted that people working in nonprofit and government should be educated together because the two sectors are so interdependent. The School believes his dictum makes even more sense today, nearly 40 years later. By taking core courses together, students gain a practical understanding of each sector’s challenges and objectives—an understanding that serves them well in the real world where collaboration leads to positive results.

  • Michella McMaster Endowed Scholarship: Awarded to a current student in the Master of Nonprofit Management program in the School of Public Service.

  • Molly Jean Hartman Memorial Endowed Award: Consideration for this award shall be given to students who are participating in one of the School of Public Services study abroad opportunities during that quarter term. Students must be in good academic standing and exhibit financial need.

  • School of Public Service Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship: Awarded to outstanding graduate students studying abroad within the School of Public Service. Academic merit and financial need will be considered. This award is NOT renewable and applicants must reapply every application period in order to be considered for the scholarship.

  • Vincent de Paul Ministy of Service Endowed Scholarship: Providing recognition and financial assistance to new or current students working or volunteering in Public Service programs within a religious organization.

Graduate Assistantships
SPS offers a limited number of graduate assistantships each year. Applications are due by May 1st for the following academic year (September through June). Graduate assistants work 20 hours per week in the SPS office from Autumn through Spring quarter. Work assignments vary from faculty research projects to administrative duties. In return, they receive tuition credit for 24 credit hours (6 cours​es) and a small monthly stipend. 

The application can be completed and submitted through Scholarship Connect​.  For guidance on how to use the system and successfully apply for a Graduate Assistantship, please click here​.

Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship
Through a partnership with the Peace Corps, returning volunteers can complete their degrees in public service. Please click here to learn more about the program and opportunities.​​​ Want to know more about the Peace Corps? Check out their website here​.

Please note: Some of our awards cannot be used in conjunction with any other tuition-restricted university discounts, scholarships, assistantships, waivers or grants. Please refer to the scholarship application for which you are applying for further detail or contact the School of Public Service for clarification (

School of Public Service Graduate Award
DePaul offers a tuition award to new graduate students who are starting a School of Public Service master's degree program and are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. The amount of $500 per course (up to two courses per term) for the duration of the program (or a total of $6,500) will be credited each quarter to the student's account. ​ The DePaul Graduate Award cannot be used in conjunc​​tion with any other DePaul awards. Should you be offered any additional assistance from the University, the more advantageous of the two awards will be applied. For details including eligibility requirements, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (773) 325-7315 or​​​

Double Demon Scholarship​​​
Alumni from any of DePaul's colleges who are admitted into SPS automatically receive​ the Double Demon Scholarship. This scholarship covers 25 percent of the tuition for a master's degree or a select certificate program. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible. No scholarship application is required; all alumni admitted to these programs beginning with the winter quarter of 2014 or thereafter qualify. The Double Demon Scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other DePaul awards. Should you be offered any additional assistance from the University, the more advantageous of the two awards will be applied. For more information, visit the Alumni section of the Office of Financial Aid Scholarship website. 

Students may be eligible for additional types of aid in order to fund their education. Please refer to the DePaul University Office of Financial Aid​ website for more information. 

Please click here​ for a list of DePaul University graduate tuition rates. The School of Public Service is a part of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.