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Partnership Benefits


Discover the DePaul Difference | Partner Educational Benefits

Discover the DePaul partnership advantage: streamlined admission, tuition discounts, renowned faculty, peer networking and access to professional development opportunities.

  • A 25% tuition discount on credit-bearing courses, certificates, and degree programs*
  • Waived application fee and streamlined application process**​
  • GMAT and GRE not required for most graduate programs
  • Dedicated advisors for working professionals
  • Access to complimentary professional development seminars and workshops​

Employees looking to complete their undergraduate degree may enroll in a program for working adults pursuing a bachelor's degree with a major in Business Administration.

*Partnership discounts cannot be used in conjunction with other DePaul scholarships, waivers or awards, including the Double Demon discount, or applied to a few select degree programs where tuition has already been lowered. 

**In some cases, a limited number of programs require applying through a third party where the application fee cannot be waived.​

Get the discount when you apply

When you apply, you'll be asked to identify your employer. Please indicate "City of Chicago." You will then be asked to identify your department or affiliated agency.  The application fee will be waived and you will be eligible for the discount. DePaul will verify your employment.

​Get the discount if you already attend DePaul

Go to Campus Connect. Select the Profile tile. Next, click Work Experience in the left-hand navigation bar. Click the Add Work Experience button. Update your current employer information by selecting City of Chicago from the drop-down box, and then indicate your department or agency.

You will be required to attach proof of your employment as instructed on the Work Experience panel. Please do not submit any password-protected documents.

Please contact the scholarship team at if you have any questions.

Deferred Payment Option

You may defer payment until the end of the term by using DePaul's Employer Tuition Deferral Plan.

Military and Veterans Benefits

Serving returning military members has been a priority at DePaul since World War II. We do not limit the number of veterans who can enroll through the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides tuition-free education to eligible students. Learn more about your eligibility and veteran educational benefits.


Email for questions on partnership benefits.