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Partnership Benefits

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"I have gained the ability to discuss marketing, sales, finance, purchasing and management—topics I would have felt ill-prepared for based on work experience alone.”
--Matt, MBA ‘16

We're in this together

Because of DePaul's long partnership with United Airlines, we are offering tuition benefits to employees who have been furloughed or taken voluntary separation. We're here for you, whether you are looking to pivot your career in a new direction or simply want to take a few classes to hone your skills. Choose from among more than 130 undergraduate majors, 175 graduate degrees, credit-bearing certificate programs and non-degree courses.

Your benefits include:

  • A 25% tuition discount on most degree programs and non-degree courses
  • A 25% tuition discount on credit-bearing certificate programs
  • No application fee
  • No GMAT required for master's degrees through the Kellstadt G​raduate School of Business
  • An admission counselor who specializes in serving working adults

You may begin classes as soon as September 2020. To take advantage of this opportunity, you must start your classwork between now and March 27, 2021 (the start of DePaul's Spring Quarter).​

Get the Discount when You Apply

To receive your tuition discount, choose United Airlines as your employer from the drop-down menu on the admission application, then select "former" from the choice that appears. The application fee will be waived and you will be eligible for the discount. 

Instructions for Employees Impacted by United's Voluntary Separation and Furlough Programs

United Airlines employees who are involuntarily separated from United or who are accepting the terms of the company's Voluntary Separation Program will be extended a 25% tuition discount for the duration of their enrollment in their courses or program as follows:

  1. The 25% tuition discount is only available for students who are part of a reduction in staff. Students who voluntarily leave the company outside of a structured reduction in force or students who are terminated for cause are not eligible for the discount.
  2. United Airlines employees impacted by the reduction in force will be requested to submit proof of their termination of employment to the university. Academic advisors will provide instructions on how to have this information electronically submitted to the Office of Student Accounts at​.

This discount cannot be used in conjunction with other DePaul scholarships, waivers or awards, including the Double Demon discount.

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 Employe​r 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.


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