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Financial Help

College of Education Offices & Resources

College of Education Endowed Scholarships
Every year the College of Education offers approximately 20 endowed scholarships awarded through a competitive process to provide financial assistance to our students. The College of Education’s scholarship application process opens on Scholarship Connect and begins accepting applications around mid- August and closes in mid-October. Scholarship applications are reviewed by the College of Education Faculty Scholarship Committee and scholarship awards are determined and funds are awarded prior to the winter quarter.

College of Education Student Teacher Scholarships
Another opportunity for our students is the College of Education Student Teaching Scholarship that provides small awards offered in the fall, winter, and spring quarters. To qualify and apply for this scholarship opportunity, students must be currently conducting their student teaching during that quarter and a student in the College of Education.

Latest News & Updates
In addition to news and announcements, the Weekly Updates email includes job and scholarship opportunities that may be of interest to current and recent students. If you can't find the latest edition in your inbox, the contents are always posted on our website as well.

University Tools & Resources

Double Demon Scholarship
The university offers a Double Demon Scholarship exclusively to DePaul alumni. It provides funding for 25 percent of the tuition for a master's degree, non-degree or select certificate programs. Alumni from any of DePaul's colleges who are admitted to a graduate program automatically qualify for the Double Demon Scholarship. For more information about this scholarship, please contact a DePaul Admissions representative for the College of Education at (773) 325-4405.

Student Employment and Graduate Assistantships
DePaul University employs undergraduate and graduate students in a wide array of on-campus roles across a range of experience levels. From help desk techs to office assistants to campus rec instructors, student employees are a vital part of university’s day-to-day operations. ​Graduate Assistantships offer partial tuition waivers of varying amounts depending on which office you are working in. More information and available positions can be found on the Campus Job Board.

Student Financial Accounts
Student Financial Accounts provides students with financial aid information, tuition payments, account refunds, and many other valuable services. 

Financial Fitness Program
DePaul's Financial Fitness Program provides free services, resources, and tools to help DePaul students manage costs from freshman year through graduation and beyond. 

Dean of Students Office
If you are experiencing financial hardship, please reach out to the Dean of Students' Office and talk to someone there about university financial aid and scholarships that are still available.

Student Emergency Assistance Fund
Students who are facing an unexpected, documented financial emergency to the extent that current circumstances will impede or suspend progress towards degree completion should contact the Dean of Students Office for more information about the criteria of this emergency fund and application process. Emergency funding is limited and granted on a case by case basis. Students must be actively enrolled to apply for emergency funding. https://offices.depaul.edu/student-affairs/support-services/Pages/emergency-protocols.aspx

Vincentian Assistance Fund
The Vincentian Assistance Fund (VAF) was established by the Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentian Priests and Brothers) to provide short-term, emergency financial support to DePaul students, faculty, and staff. 

External Resources

EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Connect
The College of Education's Scholarship Connect site also lists scholarship opportunities that are external to the university. The Office of Financial Aid vets all external scholarship opportunities. These opportunities can be found on Scholarship Connect​ under the "Opportunities" tab. Select the "External" option.

EMERGENCY RESOURCES AND SUPPORT

Hope for the Day
This website allows you to search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, baby supplies, housing, and more. These resources and supports continue to be available when DePaul University is closed.

HOUSING SECURITY

DePaul USA
A collaboration between the Dax program and the university, DePaul US is working to end college homelessness for housing insecure students at DePaul University.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

Illinois Department of Employment Security
IDES is the place to go for unemployment insurance and the CARES Act unemployment benefits expansion.

FOOD SECURITY

St. Vincent DePaul’s Food Pantry
Lak​eview Pantry
Feeding America (to find a food bank near you)

ECONOMIC SUPPORT

Illinois Economic Assistance Page
Search here for information about topics such as utility relief, free or low-cost internet, food access, and unemployment insurance.