Admission to the program is open to students who have completed at least one year of full-time or part-time study and are in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school. Each student must provide a letter of good standing from their home school.
Applications are due by November 28, and must be accompanied by a $300 deposit that is nonrefundable unless the applicant is not accepted or the program is cancelled. The balance is due on December 1. Early application is highly encouraged, as enrollment is limited. In previous years, the program has filled quickly and early, making it impossible for every applicant to be accepted.
Students are accepted to the program in the order that applications are received. Due to enrollment limits, early application is encouraged.
Students enrolled in ABA-approved Study Abroad programs qualify for financial aid. The financial aid package will be based on an estimated budget that covers round-trip coach airfare, lodging, food, and any books that students may be responsible for purchasing.
Visiting students participating in a DePaul-sponsored study abroad program should contact their home institution’s financial aid office and request that a financial aid ‘consortium agreement’ be sent to the Office of Financial Aid at DePaul University. The agreement should be faxed to the attention of DePaul financial aid counselor Joseph Maratto, at (312) 362-5748, or sent as a scanned email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Maratto will make sure that the form is properly completed, certified, and returned to the student’s home school financial aid office. Funds are disbursed directly to the student by the financial aid office at the student’s home school, and visiting students are responsible for making payment towards their DePaul tuition and fees using those funds.
DePaul students looking to apply for additional funds to cover the cost of a DePaul study abroad program should visit Campus Connection to complete the online graduate plus loan application. Students should indicate that the request is associated with a study abroad program (check box). The path to the online application is as follows from the Campus Connection home page: view my financial aid – 'aid year' – accept/decline – apply for grad plus loan online. Students will receive an instructional email to their preferred Campus Connection email accounts when their financial aid packages have been updated to reflect their study abroad financial aid requests. Students will often have expenses related to their study abroad program that need to be addressed prior to the disbursement of funds to their student account at DePaul. These expenses should be considered out of pocket expenses, and the student will reimburse themselves with the excess loan funds after their tuition and fees have been paid in full at Depaul. Financial aid funds will be disbursed in time for students to pay tuition and fees. For any questions, you may contact Joseph Maratto at email@example.com or (312) 362-6414, or Mirna Valenzuela at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 325-8532.