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Financial Aid Information

We are committed to access for students regardless or who they are or where they come from. At DePauw you will be part of a tradition that dates to 1837 when our original charter called for the community to maintain the school “for the benefit of the youth of every class of citizens, and of every denomination, who shall be freely admitted to equal advantages and privileges of education.”

As your partner throughout the financial aid process, we are here to assist you in making this exceptional form of education possible. Through their generous gifts, our alumni and donor are also your partner. At DePauw, we believe in commitment. The Gold Commitment sets the bar high.

Our Commitment to your success is serious. Let's work together to make DePauw possible. 

90% of DePauw University Students pay less than this cost.

Breakdown of Costs for 2020-2021

Tuition

$51,736

Room

$7,256

Board

$6,532

Housing Program Fee

$80

Comprehensive Fee

$894

There may be additional charges for both on-campus and off-campus Winter Term courses.

For most students, your cost will be less than the published cost and we will help you find ways to make the investment in a DePauw education one that is within reach for you.

Scholarships and Awards

 

Flummerfelt Award

Any high school senior who completes an application to DePauw University and the audition for the DePauw University School of Music will receive a $1,000 Scholarship called the "Flummerfelt Award." Applicants are eligible for additional Music Performance Awards by audition. The deadline for consideration for Music Performance Awards is March 1 (see details below).

Joseph Flummerfelt '58 studied organ at DePauw University and went on to become a gifted conductor, serving as principal conductor of Westminster Choir College. He served as director of choral activities for the Spoleto Festival USA and was the Maestro del Coro for the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy for 23 years. Additionally, he worked with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestrea, Bochumer Symphoniker, and many other organizations.

After his passing in March 2019, he left many gifts to DePauw University, including his piano and memorabilia, which are on display in the Flummerfelt Room of the Green Center for the Performing Arts.

 

Music Performance Awards

DePauw grants Music Performance Awards to music majors who demonstrate exceptional talent during an audition for music faculty. Music Performance Awards vary in amount up to full tuition, may be combined with University Merit Awards, and are limited to tuition expenses only. For more information, please contact George Palton.

Music Performance Awards are announced in mid to late March. The award is renewable for a total of four years contingent upon meeting the following criteria:

  • Enroll full-time as a music major;
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in all music courses (including ensembles);
  • Maintain a grade of B or higher on their primary instrument and register for applied lessons each semester; and
  • Maintain a grade of B or higher on their primary instrument in a major ensemble each semester in residence.

Students accepted into DePauw’s five-year double degree program are eligible to receive a fifth year of scholarship and need-based financial assistance.

U.S. citizens and permanents residents wishing to be considered for need-based financial aid should follow these instructions for prospective students. For more information regarding DePauw Scholarships and Financial Aid, please visit this website.

U.S. citizens and permanents residents wishing to be considered for need-based financial aid should follow the instructions for prospective students.

Information for CLA Musicians 

CLA musicians who commit to enrolling in an auditioned large ensemble and private lessons on their primary instrument  may also audition for Music Performance Awards during their senior year of high school.

CLA musicians are eligible for scholarship consideration up to $4,000.

 

Assess Affordability With The Net Price Calculator

The net price calculator will give you an estimate of the amount of financial aid you may be offered if you are accepted to DePauw. We encourage all prospective students to complete the net price calculator as a first step. As you make plans for the investment in a college degree, staff in our Office of Financial Aid stand ready to assist you by answering questions you may have about DePauw specifically, or about the financial aid process more broadly.

Prospective students can ​complete the ​Net Price Calculator​ to receive an estimated financial aid package​ and cost of attendance. We encourage all prospective students to complete the net price calculator as a first step. As you make plans for the investment in a college degree, staff in our Financial Aid Office is available to assist you every step of the way. For more information visit Financial Aid, call us at (765) 658-4030 or email us at financialaid@depauw.edu with any questions.