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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. 

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

2023-2024 Tuition and Fees 

The costs listed below are for the 2023-2024 academic year. 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.

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

Tuition and Fees 2023-2024

Tuition $56,030
Housing and Meals $14,850
Mandatory Fees $1,040
Total Direct Expenses $71,920

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. We are committed to working with students and families who have pandemic-related economic concerns. 

We are proud that our student body comes from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and we are committed to helping make DePauw affordable for you. We have a number of scholarships, grants, work-study and payment plan options that help defray costs. More than ​90​ percent of incoming students receive some form of financial aid.



Books, course materials, supplies and equipment (approximate) $950
Personal and Transportation (approximate) $1,800
Student Health Insurance $1,474/$2,224

Notes: The fall term bill includes a charge for student health insurance. The premium for 2022-23 is $2,224 for domestic students, and $1,474 for international students. If covered under a different plan while enrolled, you may request a waiver online. There may be additional charges for on-campus and off-campus Winter Term and May Term courses.  Due to Federal Regulations, expenses reflected in the Cost of Attendance from the Financial Aid Office may differ from actual charges on this page.  Housing and meals are determined based on DePauw's four-year residency requirement.  Also, the Financial Aid Office calculates the cost of food for the 2023-2024 academic year at $7,700 which covers 21 meals per week (versus 18 swipes for the standard meal plan). In addition to direct costs, students should also plan on indirect costs estimated at $950 for books, course materials, supplies and equipment as well as $1,800 for personal and transportation expenses.

Prospective students can ​complete the ​Net Price Calculator​ to receive an estimated financial aid package​ and cost of attendance.

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. 

Jessica Levy ’23

The amazing thing about the liberal arts is it offers you the ability to get involved in everything you want to and more.-Jessica Levy ’23