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As a student a​t DePauw University, you’ll spend four years forming valuable relationships, learning through adventure and building leadership skills that will pay dividends over your lifetime.

When it comes to paying for your DePauw education, we’re here to help you and your family. ​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 need-based financial aid and merit-based awards that you are qualified to earn for funding.

Remember, ​the ​Financial Aid Office​ is your partner and is here to assist you. 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.

Scholarships and Programs


Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for need-based, state, and federal aid. Click here for more information on how to apply for need-based financial 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 your FAFSA using DePauw's school code: 001792.
Scott Wilkerson

At DePauw, it is common for students to take part in exciting, cutting-edge research with faculty members.-Scott Wilkerson Ernest R. Smith Professor of Geosciences