School of Music > Admission & Aid > Financial Aid > Graduate/Certificate
The School of Music’s graduate tuition is charged per credit hour. Graduate tuition for students entering in the fall of 2023 is $950 per credit hour. Tuition is billed in thirds and due at the beginning of each quarter. All fees for students entering in the fall of 2023 are as follows:
You will automatically be considered for a School of Music Award based on your entrance audition. Music Performance Awards are merit-based scholarships. No additional paperwork is required.
School of Music Awards are renewable given your full-time enrollment in the School of Music and your participation in assigned ensembles and other School of Music productions.
There are two types of need-based financial assistance available to admitted master’s and performance certificate students: loans and work study. To be considered for a need-based financial aid package, applicants must submit a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is the only application required for need-based financial aid.
The FAFSA can be submitted online at
studentaid.gov. To have your FAFSA results reported to the School of Music, enter DePaul University’s FAFSA code, 001671, in the college section. We suggest you complete the FAFSA by February 15. Because financial aid packages are packaged on a first-come, first-served basis, submitting your FAFSA by this date will insure you receive full consideration for need-based financial aid.
Academic scholarships are not offered to graduate and post-master's certificate students.
The Post-Master’s Certificate program is approved as a Gainful Employment Program through the US Department of Education and is, therefore, eligible for Federal Student Aid.
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