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Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is your partner. We provide access to a DePauw education by proactively serving and educating families of varied economic backgrounds.

Financial aid is administered with a commitment towards equity, consistency and transparency. It is important to note that the direct cost may not be the true cost to your family. We offer merit scholarships for academic achievement, accomplished leadership and involvement.  We also offer financial aid based on need.  Paying for college is a partnership between students, their families and the University. We carefully look at each student's unique financial circumstances and offer each student the best package we possibly can.

2019-2020 Direct costs

BREAKDOWN Of direct costs for 2019-2020*
Tuition $50,278
Housing & Meals $13,400
Mandatory Fees $868
Total $64,546
*Direct costs represent only those costs billed by DePauw University. Indirect costs include books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. In addition to the above costs, students should plan to spend an estimated $900 for required course books as well as an estimated $1,300 for personal and transportation expenses. There may be additional charges for on-campus and off-campus Winter Term and May Term courses. For a complete breakdown, please refer to the University Catalog.

Net Price Calculator

By using the Net Price Calculator, you can obtain a preliminary estimate of your out-of-pocket expenses and the possibilities for federal, state and certain types of institutional aid for which you may be eligible. 

FRee application for student aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is required to be considered for federal and state assistance. DePauw University's School Code is 001792. 


The Financial Aid Office provides information and assistance to students all year. Our office is open from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Summer Hours are 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Thursday and Friday 8:00am-12:00pm. To set up an appointment with our staff, call (765) 658-4030.

For more information on setting up a payment plan, click here.