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Graduate Aid

We understand that paying for graduate school is an important investment in your future. The Financial Aid Office will help you explore your options for making tuition affordable. They'll find answers to your questions, point you in the right direction for financial aid, loans, and scholarships and they know where to look for additional sources. Contact them for more information.

DePaul University Graduate Scholarships and Assistantships

Graduate assistants work 20 hours per week at DePaul, and in return, they receive a small stipend and tuition remission for two classes per quarter.

Double Demon Scholarship. This scholarship, offered exclusively to DePaul alumni, covers 25 percent of the tuition for a master's degree or qualifying license or endorsement program in the College of Education.  
Any newly admitted student who has graduated from DePaul (has a degree conferred—bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate) will be eligible to receive a Double Demon Scholarship, as a 25% automatic discount, for any GRADUATE coursework they take after the degree is conferred. This includes degree coursework, certificate coursework, and non-degree coursework.  It does not include coursework from the Center for Professional Education (CPE), Institute for Professional Development (IPD), coursework in a doctoral program or a master of fine arts (MFA), Music, Theatre, Law and a few other select programs. The Double Demon Scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other institutional aid or discount.

U.S. Department of Education Grants & Loan Forgiveness Programs

TEACH Grant. The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH Grant) is a new federal grant program for students who plan to teach a high-need subject in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. The TEACH grant provides up to $4,000 per year. As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing your program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.

Student loan forgiveness programs. You may qualify for one of these student loan forgiveness programs sponsored by the federal government. More information on each is available from the Financial Aid Office.

Scholarships

College of Education Scholarships. Available through generous donations to the College of Education, these scholarships are available to students who are enrolled in courses. They are administered by the College of Education.

The Tzeng Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Justina Tzeng in memory of her husband, DePaul alumnus John Tzeng. To qualify, applicants must:
Be a graduate student enrolled in the College of Education
Demonstrate good academic standing
Demonstrate financial need

The John and Frances Beck Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of John and Frances Beck, and provides recognition and financial assistance to students who currently serve as elementary or secondary school teachers. Preference is given to those currently teaching or planning to teach at a Catholic elementary or secondary school. To qualify, applicants must:
Be a graduate student enrolled in the College of Education
Demonstrate good academic standing
Demonstrate financial need
Currently serve as elementary or secondary teachers
Preference given to those who currently teach or plan to teach at Catholic elementary or secondary schools

The Meister/Carlson Scholarship
This scholarship seeks to honor a student who changed careers to become an educator. To qualify, applicants must:
Be a graduate student enrolled in the College of Education
Be enrolled in the Teaching and Learning program
Demonstrate good academic standing
Demonstrate financial need
Have changed careers to become an educator

The Emily Zeman Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Emily V. Zeman, DePaul Class of 1942. The award honors students who currently teach in Chicago Public Schools or Archdiocese of Chicago schools. To qualify, applicants must:
Be a graduate student enrolled in the College of Education
Demonstrate financial need
Teach in a CPS or an Archdiocese of Chicago School

The Urban and Virginia Fleege Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Urban and Virginia Fleege and supports outstanding graduate students enrolled in the College of Education. Preference is given to students living in the western suburbs of Chicago. To qualify, applicants must:
Be a graduate student enrolled in the College of Education
Demonstrate good academic standing
Demonstrate financial need
Have completed a minimum of 8 quarter hours
Preference is given to students living in the western suburbs of Chicago

The Value-Creating Education Scholarship

The Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education, through its Value-Creating Education scholarship, provides recognition and financial assistance to students enrolled in the Master of Education (MEd) program in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship who are in good academic standing. To qualify, applicants must: 

  • Be a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Education (MEd) program in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship
  • Demonstrate good academic standing
  • Demonstrate financial need
Additional consideration may be given to students from underrepresented populations or underrepresented geographic locations in the field of value-creating education or those who demonstrate an interest in or commitment to working with underrepresented populations.
Preference may also be given to students who have an interest in practicing value-creating education over the long term or those who demonstrate a record of service and commitment to the ideals of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Josei Toda, and Daisaku Ikeda.

Additional Scholarships

Gateways to Opportunity Scholarship. Students in the Early Childhood Education master's degree program who have been working in an early childhood setting for at least one year could qualify for this scholarship funding. It covers 50-90 percent of a student’s tuition (depending on his/her income) for up to 20 quarter hours per year.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship. The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 fellowships to graduate students desiring to become outstanding teachers of the U.S. Constitution at the secondary school level. One fellowship is awarded per state per year.

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship. The MTI scholarship is available to minority students who plan to teach in a nonprofit Illinois public, private or parochial preschool, elementary or secondary school that has no less than a 30 percent minority student enrollment.