Invest in Yourself

 At DePauw, you’ll spend four years forming valuable relationships, learning through adventure and building leadership skills that will pay dividends over your lifetime.

Paying for your DePauw education is a partnership between you, your family and the University. Our Financial Aid staff is committed to working with your family to ensure the accessibility of our academic and residential programs. We carefully assess each student’s unique financial circumstances and find the best combination of options for funding. There are need-based financial aid and merit scholarships for all students who qualify.

Scholarship Programs

Our general scholarships are open to first-year and transfer students, and are awarded based on GPA, test scores, community service, leadership, musical talent and the strength of your high school curriculum. 

Academic Merit Awards
This is a gift aid awarded at the time of admission based on past academic performance and test scores. All DePauw applicants are automatically considered for this award. No application beyond the general admission application is required.

Holton Memorial Scholarships
Holton scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service. Students are considered for these selective scholarships through the admission process and no additional application is required. Students will be notified through their financial aid package if they qualify for a Holton award. 

Rector Scholarship
The Rector Scholarship is DePauw's oldest and most prestigious award. Students are selected for this scholarship based on excellent academic achievement as evidenced by the highest academically qualified students in the applicant pool, typically the top five percent. To be invited to apply for the Rector Scholarship, students must first be nominated by a high school counselor or teacher. Rector Scholar nominations are due no later than Friday, January 12, 2018. If you are invited to apply, Rector Scholar applications are due no later than Thursday, February 8, 2018.

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Music Performance Awards
DePauw grants Music Performance Awards to music majors who demonstrate exceptional talent during an audition for music faculty. These awards supersede any academic merit awards and are limited to tuition expenses only. Non-music majors who commit to participating in large ensembles and enroll in private lessons may also audition for smaller Music Performance Awards.  

Audition Information 

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program provides a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to selected students from each Indiana county and can be used at any accredited public or private Indiana college or university. In addition to the scholarship provided through the Lilly Endowment, Lilly Scholars will receive a DePauw scholarship equal to the value of room and board charges for up to four years. Additionally, the University will provide one fully-funded off-campus Extended Studies opportunity. This can take the form of an overseas trip during Winter or May Term.

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Achievement-based Scholarships
DePauw has partnered with Raise.me to offer micro-scholarships that recognize your everyday achievements and allow you to start earning scholarships from DePauw as early as your freshman year. You can earn micro-scholarships for visiting campus, taking an AP course or completing three years of a foreign language. These micro-scholarships will ultimately comprise part of your overall DePauw Academic Merit Award. Make sure to complete your Raise.me portfolio by December 1 of your senior year to qualify for any of these scholarships.

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Bonner Scholar Program
Twenty Bonner Scholars are selected from the incoming freshman class who have demonstrated a commitment to service and community. Bonner Scholars must have demonstrated financial need as determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are required to submit a separate application to be considered for the Bonner Scholar Program. Accepted students receive a need-based financial aid award with limited loans that meets their demonstrated financial need. In addition, students receive extensive training in return for their commitment to the four-year program. Application deadline: February 15

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Prindle Institute Ethics Scholarship
The Prindle Institute for Ethics awards scholarships to students who have demonstrated a strong aptitude for thinking about ethics and the critical issues of our time. Recipients must incorporate an ethics education component into their curricular or co-curricular plans at DePauw.

There is no separate application process. All applicants will be evaluated to determine if they might be good candidates for this scholarship, but applicants may indicate in their application that they would like to be considered

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Tyler Grant
The Tyler Grant is a one-time $1,000 grant awarded to first-year, out-of-state students who are accepted and visit DePauw University in their senior year of high school for an official Office of Admission visit by April 14, 2018. Apply to DePauw University and schedule a visit today!

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NEED-BASED AID

Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for need-based aid. 

Apply for Aid

We help make your educational investment possible by connecting you with need-based financial aid and merit scholarships for which you qualify. In addition, during your tenure as a student we provide ongoing financial counseling resources as well as study abroad support so you can make the most of every opportunity on campus. 

Take the following steps to determine your eligibility for institutional and federal aid.

  1. Assess Affordability
    Use the net price calculator to estimate your out-of-pocket expenses and possible eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid.
  2. Submit FAFSA
    Complete a FAFSA for federal and state assistance. School code: 001792. Submit online.
  3. Submit Additional Documents
    Send 2016 W2 forms and 2016 Federal Tax Returns (plus additional verification documents if requested) to DePauw’s Financial Aid Office by email, fax or mail.
    Scanned/Emailed: to financialaid@depauw.edu, Faxed: to 765-658-4137, Mailed to: 204 E Seminary Street, Greencastle, IN 46135
  4. Verification documents must be submitted within 30 days of receiving notification.
  5. Set Up a Payment Plan (optional)
    Contact DePauw’s Financial Aid Office for payment plan resources.

 

Timeline to Apply

Early Decision: Nov 1
Early Action: Dec 1
Regular Decision: Feb 1

We are here to assist you

The Financial Aid Office is your partner. We provide access to a DePauw education by proactively serving and educating families of varied economic backgrounds. Please contact us if you would like guidance through any step of the financial aid process.

Financial Aid

Elise Johns

At DePauw, you can excel in your field of study, play a sport and join various organizations. Here it all is possible.-Elise Johns