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Financial Aid Information

Breakdown of Costs for 2019-2020

Tuition

$50,278

Housing & Meals

$13,400

Mandatory Fees

$868

Total

$64,546

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

It is important to note that the direct cost may not be the true cost to your family. 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.

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.

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 in the School of Music;

  • 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 (in areas other than female voice) may also audition for Music Performance Awards during their senior year of high school.

CLA musicians are eligible for scholarship consideration up to $3,000.