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Graduate school is an investment in your future. The following information can help you make an informed decision about financing your graduate education.
Private educational loans are available from private lenders as another source of funding for students when federal funding does not fully cover the cost of attendance. Private educational loan lenders perform credit checks for eligibility.
The Office of Financial Aid website provides guidance on what to look for and what questions you should ask when researching private lenders. Visit the Types of Aid section of the financial aid website for more information.
Graduate students may be eligible for assistantships and/or scholarships. University-based graduate assistantships and scholarships are awarded by the individual academic departments. Funding is limited and highly competitive.
Graduate assistants typically complete up to 20 hours of weekly service for the academic department in exchange for a tuition waiver and stipend. Please note service hours and award amounts are different for each department.
The application process for graduate assistantships and scholarships also varies by department. Please visit the program website for application deadlines and more information.
Double Demon Scholarship
Any newly admitted student who has graduated from DePaul (has a degree conferred - bachelor's, master's or doctorate) will be eligible to receive a Double Demon Scholarship, as a 25% automatic discount, for any GRADUATE coursework they take after the degree is conferred. 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. Should a student be offered any additional assistance from the University, the more advantageous of the two awards will be applied.For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at email@example.com or (773) 325-7315.
DePaul Graduate Award
DePaul offers a Graduate Award to new graduate students starting a School of Public Service program. The amount of $500 per course for the duration of the program (or a total of $6,500) will be awarded to new students. The DePaul Graduate Award cannot be used in conjunction with any other DePaul awards. Should a student 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate students are encouraged to seek additional funding from outside sources. A listing of scholarship search engines is available on the Office of Financial Aid website.
You may also contact any social, religious, military, or professional organizations with which you are affiliated to see if they sponsor scholarship programs.
Many employers offer a variety of tuition reimbursement or assistance programs to cover advanced education for their employees. To find out if you are eligible to receive employee tuition assistance, please contact your employer's human resource office. DePaul offers an extended payment plan option for students participating in an employer reimbursement program. For more information, visit the DePaul Central website.
If you are a veteran of U.S. military service, an eligible active-duty member of the military or an eligible dependent, you may qualify for Veteran's Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits. DePaul is also a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program. For more information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.
The federal government may cancel all or part of your student loan debt if you agree to work in certain fields, under certain conditions. Military service, teaching in low-income schools, public service or practicing medicine in some communities may qualify you for loan forgiveness. For more information, visit studentaid.ed.gov under the "Repay Your Loans" section.
To help fit the cost of graduate school in your budget, DePaul provides multiple methods of payment and payment plans.
Please note that the information provided is current as of April 2017 and is subject to change.
Contact us with questions you may have concerning the graduate admission process. We will work with you to ensure you are ready to take the next step.
Office of Graduate Admission
2400 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614-3936
GradDePaul@depaul.eduPhone: (773) 325-7315
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