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Undergraduate Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

The School of Music's undergraduate tuition is billed as a guaranteed package rate, meaning you pay one flat fee each year for all of your coursework, between 12 to 18 credits per quarter, and you are billed the same rate each year you are in a program for up to four years. In other words, the tuition rate from your first year of the program is locked in place. Tuition for undergraduate students entering in the fall of 2016 is $38,180 per yearTuition is billed in thirds and due at the beginning of each quarter.

Financial Assistance

Music Performance & Academic Awards

All undergraduate applicants to the School of Music will be automatically considered for a Music Performance & Academic Award after they have performed an entrance audition. The amounts of these awards will vary and will be determined by the musical and academic achievements of each applicant paired with the School of Music's ensemble and departmental needs. Award recipients must be music majors and must audition for and perform (as assigned) in School of Music performance ensembles as determined by the ensemble conducting faculty. Both freshman and transfer applicants are eligible for this award.

Need-Based Financial Aid

All need-based financial aid is based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA becomes available on January 1 of the year in which you will begin college and can either be submitted through a hard copy generally available from college financial aid offices or online at

To have your FAFSA results reported to the School of Music, enter DePaul University's FAFSA code, 001671, in the college section.

If you have questions about financial assistance, please contact us: 773-325-7444 |