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Can You Afford DePaul University?

Concerned about paying for college? Take a look at DePaul’s financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, and student loans, then calculate the net price based on your income level to determine if you can afford to attend this school.

2020 - 2021 Costs Between $30,134 and $59,793

Feeling a little stressed about paying $59,793 to attend DePaul University each year? This number can be deceiving, and for many, the net price you pay will be less.

While there is no tuition reduction for Illinois students, 97.7% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount totaling $24,087. Students from low-income families receive an average of $29,659 in aid during their first year.

Cost (no aid)

Tuition and fees$41,202
+ Room and board$15,093
+ Other expenses$3,498
Total cost$59,793
Affordability Score (9 out of 100)
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Net Price (with average aid)

Total cost$59,793
- Grants and scholarships$24,087
Net price$35,706
Affordability Score (11 out of 100)
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Average Net Price for Low Income Undergraduates

Total cost$59,793
- Grants and scholarships$29,659
Net price$30,134
Affordability Score (13 out of 100)
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Learn more about tuition and fees, room, board and other expenses, and financial aid options at DePaul.

Projected Costs Between $130,428 and $370,153 For a Four Year Degree. Between $63,751 and $179,087 For a Two Year Degree.

Looking at the total projected cost of a college education over the course of two / four (or more) years can feel a little overwhelming. However, doing so will help better prepare you for the financial commitment you are making.

The overall cost for on-campus students to attend DePaul in 2020 - 2021 was $59,793. To calculate future costs, we looked at the prior five years of data and determined that this cost increased an average of 3.3% each year. If this trend continues, we expect the full cost for incoming freshmen to be $63,792 during their first year. By their senior year, that cost will be approximately $70,298 for a bachelor degree candidate ($65,891 for an associate degree candidate) for a total of $268,039 over the course of four years ($129,683 over the course of two years). These numbers do not take into consideration financial aid, which reduces this overall cost by varying amounts per student.

Remember, the full costs quoted above are not what most students will pay, and the net price varies quite a bit based on individual circumstances.

Average Net Price at DePaul University

Cost With Interest

The tables below outlines how the overall degree net cost can vary depending on your situation. This table also highlights the impact student loans can have on the overall cost of college.

Projected 2-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*1.1%3.3%
Freshman year$31,518$36,496$63,792
Senior year$32,233$36,897$65,891
Total 2-year net price$63,751$73,393$129,683
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$24,287$27,960$49,404
Total monthly payment$734$845$1,492
Total amount paid$88,037$101,353$179,087
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*1.1%3.3%
Freshman year$31,518$36,496$63,792
Senior year$33,713$37,714$70,298
Total 4-year net price$130,428$148,410$268,039
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$49,688$56,539$102,113
Total monthly payment$1,501$1,708$3,085
Total amount paid$180,117$204,949$370,153

Visit net price and financial aid to learn more about the total cost of attending DePaul University.

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