Tuition and Fees
The School of Music's graduate tuition is charged per credit hour. Graduate tuition for students entering in the fall of 2019 is $865 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 2019 are as follows:
- Tuition costs - $865 per credit hour
- Tuition for typical full-time master's degree students (24 credits per year) will be $20,760 per year
- Tuition for typical full-time performance certificate students (18 credits per year) will be $15,570 per year
- UPass fee - $105 per quarter
- Athletic fee - $25
Music Performance Awards
You will automatically be considered for a Music Performance Award based on your entrance audition. Music Performance Awards are merit-based scholarships. No additional paperwork is required.
Music Performance 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.
Need-Based Financial Aid
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 becomes available on January 1 of the year in which you will begin your graduate studies and can either be submitted through a hard copy generally available from college financial aid offices or online at www.fafsa.ed.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.
DePaul School of Music
Office of Admissions
804 West Belden Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Director of Admission