In 2022, tuition for full-time students at DePaul University was $42,189 a year.
Tuition increased 2% in 2022–from $41,361 the previous year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students owe way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make theprice of collegefeel more doable until you're done with college.
DePaul University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Illinois as it does for residents from other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to confirm your state's rules for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.
Tuition at DePaul is the same for every student.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or DePaul-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at DePaul:
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
In addition to the cost of tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at DePaul.
Housing and campus dining at DePaul costs $16,068 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat in the DePaul's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $10,647.
Board costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At DePaul, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in an urban area is usually pricey, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The DePaul University campus is located in a urban setting in Illinois, not far from Chicago.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to consider personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending DePaul.
What will the cost of attending DePaul be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$16,068|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
DePaul’s tuition and fees change based on: •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of DePaul University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 8,941 of the 14,294 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. DePaul meets 68% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $28,856 a year. Around 68% of DePaul undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. DePaul graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $28,292 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for DePaul Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on DePaul financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, DePaul awarded 8,746 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $208.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $55.29 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for DePaul students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at DePaul was $28,856 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of DePaul seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending DePaul really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the DePaul's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
DePaul offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
DePaul has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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