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Accreditation, Compliance and Consumer Information


DePauw University is fully accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Our most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was September 2012. This accreditation allows DePauw University to offerdegrees at the Bachelors level. A copy of DePauw's affiliation status with the Higher Learning Commission is available at The Higher Learning Commission: Affiliated Institutions.

Comments regarding the conduct of the University may be addressed to:

Public Comment on DePauw University
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The School of Music at DePauw University is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Music. This accreditation covers the three degrees awarded through the School of Music: Bachelor of Music (Performance), Bachelor of Music Arts, and Bachelor of Music Education.

DePauw University is also accredited by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society and the Indiana Professional Standards Board for the State of Indiana.

Federal and State Compliance and Consumer Information

Federal regulations require that institutions provide specific consumer information about the school and about financial aid to enrolled and prospective students. The following list includes available web sites or addresses for the information required to be disclosed.  In addition to federal oversight, DePauw University is also authorized by name by the State of Indiana to provide postsecondary education.  


Indiana Commission for Higher Education   

Student Records and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Financial Aid, Student Lending and Payments

Student Loan Office and Resources

Financial Aid Office and Resources

Financial Aid Eligibility and Disbursement

Federal Work Study

Financial aid for study abroad

Student Billing and Payments

University Documents, Policies and Procedures

DePauw University Catalog


Institutional Data and Reports

Campus Safety

Advertising and Recruitment  Materials

Information Technology Policies

Facilities and services available to disabled students

Information on preventing drug and alcohol abuse

Who to contact for information on general institutional issues


Protecting against identity fraud