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Determine your actual cost ​and​ how you can afford to be part of the DePauw University legacy​.

Your Cost of Attendance (COA) includes direct costs or expenses (tuition, fees, room and board) and indirect costs or expenses (books, transportation, personal items). Your COA is the amount used to determine your maximum financial aid eligibility each 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.

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.

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

2019-2020 Cost of Attendance for New Students

  On-Campus
Tuition $50,278
Housing and Meals $13,480
Mandatory Fees $868
Total Direct Expenses $64,546
Books   $900
Personal and Transportation $1,300
Total Indirect Expenses $2,200
Total Cost of Attendance $66,746

Note: The fall term bill includes a charge for student health insurance. The premium for 2019-20 is $1,721. 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.

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​, c​all us at​ ​(765) 658-4030​ ​or email us at financialaid@depauw.edu​ ​with any questions.