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Tuition & Aid

Tuition

Graduate tuition is paid on a per credit hour basis. For the 2016-2017 academic year, the College of Communication per credit hour tuition rate is $715. Each College of Communication graduate course is four credits, making the cost of one course $2,860.

For more information on tuition rates, please visit DePaul's tuition website.

Financial Aid

Students who plan to fund their graduate education through federal loans should complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). DePaul's Financial Aid Office will create a financial aid package based on your FAFSA information.

Tuition Award Available for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

DePaul is offering a tuition award to new students starting a College of Communication graduate program in Autumn, Winter or Spring quarters who have completed their FAFSA for that year. The tuition award is for $525 toward each four-credit hour course – up to two courses per term. The award amounts to a total of $6,300 towards a twelve-course graduate program and $6,825 towards a thirteen-course graduate program.

Note: DCMA only admits for the Fall and Winter quarter.

For details including eligibility requirements, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (773) 325-4405 or gradcom@depaul.edu

Double Demon Scholarship

Alumni from any of DePaul’s colleges who are admitted into a graduate degree program in the College of Communication automatically qualify for the Double Demon Scholarship.

This scholarship covers 25% of the tuition for a master’s degree in the College of Communication. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible. No scholarship application is required; all alumni admitted to these programs beginning with the winter quarter of 2014 or thereafter qualify.

DePaul University employees are eligible for other employee tuition benefits through the university, and therefore are not eligible for the Double Demon Scholarship.

Combined BA/MA students are eligible.

To learn more about this scholarship, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (773) 325-4405 or gradcom@depaul.edu.

College of Communication Scholarships

The College of Communication allocates scholarship funding to incoming and continuing graduate students based on merit and other criteria unique to each graduate program. The admission application serves as the scholarship application for incoming students. Continuing graduate students will be notified if they are candidates for a merit scholarship.

Faculty and Staff Endowed Scholarship for 2016-2017
Generously funded by faculty, staff and friends of the university, the Faculty and Staff Endowed Scholarship is awarded to one junior, senior or second year graduate student each year. The average award is $4,200, equally distributed over the three academic terms of the school year. The application process opens in the Spring term prior to the award year. For the 2016-2017 school year the application, along with details and deadlines, will be available in Spring 2015 via Scholarship Connect.

Graduate Assistantships

Digital Communication and Media Arts

Applicants must be full-time students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students must have been in the DCMA graduate program for at least two quarters and completed a minimum of six courses. As a graduate assistant, a student may be required to: attend class, assist with grading, respond to student questions, teach one or two classes, assist with academic research, and/or assist with planning of events. The recipients of the assistantships will receive a one-course tuition waiver in the quarter in which they complete the assistantship. The application process will be announced as available. Assistantship recipients cannot be employed by DePaul University or receiving tuition reimbursement from an outside employer.

Journalism
Applicants must be full-time students with a GPA of 3.25 or higher and have completed at least six courses in the Journalism graduate program. Graduate assistants will be expected to assist students in running software programs, shooting and editing video and providing production assistance and instruction. The recipients of the assistantships will receive a one-course tuition waiver in the quarter in which they complete the assistantship. The application process will be announced as available. Assistantship recipients cannot be employed by DePaul University or receiving tuition reimbursement from an outside employer.

Media and Cinema Studies
Applicants must be full-time students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students must have been in the MCS graduate program for at least two quarters and completed a minimum of six courses. Graduate assistant duties: attend class, assist with grading, respond to student questions and possibly teach one or two classes. The recipients of the assistantships will receive a one-course tuition waiver in the quarter in which they complete the assistantship. The application process will be announced as available. Assistantship recipients cannot be employed by DePaul University or receiving tuition reimbursement from an outside employer.

Organizational and Multicultural Communication
Applicants must be full-time, continuing students with a GPA of 3.7 or higher. The person awarded the position will assist with the teaching of CMN 103 (Intercultural Communication) or ORGC 212 (Small Group Communication) depending on their area of interest. In particular, the person will assist the professors who teach the sections in the fall and winter quarters and will teach his/her own section of their respective course in the winter and/or spring. The application process is announced in spring quarter the year before the assistantship begins. Assistantship recipients cannot be employed by DePaul University or receiving tuition reimbursement from an outside employer.

Public Relations and Advertising
The Public Relations and Advertising graduate program has limited graduate assistantship positions. The program graduate directors initiate the graduate assistantship selection process. The duties and time commitments may change from year to year, as may the number of assistantships and award amounts.  Assistantship recipients cannot be employed by DePaul University or receiving tuition reimbursement from an outside employer.

External Scholarships

External Scholarships (not administered or awarded by DePaul but applied to your tuition) are also available to DePaul students. Several internet search tools can assist you in locating scholarships, fellowships and grants available through the private sector. Remember, you should never pay for scholarship or financial aid search results. Three recommended websites are:

FastWeb.com
collegenet.com
studentaid.ed.gov

Jobs

Student Employment Office: On-campus jobs at DePaul
Handshake: External job and internship portal 


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