DePaul Financial Aid Help

By Angelina Mendez

For many of our MALS and IDS students, financial aid can be a determining factor for whether or not to take classes in any given year.
So, we’ve tracked down a few possible leads for solid financial aid resources for any type of study or research you are interested in besides those already available through the Financial Aid office.
  • First and foremost, please apply for the MALS/IDS Partial Tuition Assistance. This program can help ease the burden of the cost of classes and (because it’s available quarterly) there’s always a chance of acquiring this funding for yourself. The application form can be found on D2L.
  • The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs has a fund at This fund helps students in their courses of study as well as in their research interests. It wouldn’t hurt to look the information up and apply if it can help you.
  • LAS also offers a Graduate Research Funding program, which helps alleviate the cost of research and conference attendance: Though the funding is solely aimed at the costs of research and travel for conferences, it can nonetheless be helpful. Please consider looking into this funding if you plan on continuing with research throughout your program.

Last, but definitely not least, please look into the Office of Adult Student Affairs scholarship. There are three awards available, but the application deadline is coming up very soon (August 24). For more information, please see the Adult Student Affairs website at Here is a direct link for the application as well:

Good luck!


Financing Your Graduate Degree at DePaul

by Lauren Dorman

Graduate school is an investment in your future. The information included the attached document can help you make an informed decision about financing your graduate education.

This PDF provides information on tuition, student loans options, how to apply for loans, graduate assistantships and scholarships, payment plans, and more!

Convergence Spring 2012

by Lauren Dorman

We present to you our latest version of Convergence. We like to keep you updated on changes within our programs as well as the professional accomplishments of our distinguished alumni. If you have any news you’d like to share with the MALS and IDS communities, we encourage you to contact our office with the details.

If you’re a student, alumni, or faculty member associated with our program, you should expect to receive your copy in the mail any day now.

Below is an embedded .PDF version of our Spring 2012 issue. Best viewed in fullscreen.


Career Center Winter Job & Internship Fair

If you’re a DePaul student or alum looking for a first job, a new job, or a different career, don’t miss out on the Career Center’s Winter Job & Internship Fair.


The Fair will be held on February 10 from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM in the LPC Student Center. Register for free online at through February 8 or onsite on February 10. For complete information on the fair, visit


Before you go to the job fair, it may be a good idea to prepare yourself with the Career Center’s many workshops or a visit with one of the career advisors to go over your resume. The Career Center has offices on both the Loop and Lincoln Park Campuses, and are open during normal business hours and by appointment.


Details and a calendar for the workshops can be found at Find information about the career advisors at


If you need help finding a job, don’t miss this great opportunity from the Career Center.

Call for Papers: Creating Knowledge, Vol. 5

The editorial board of Creating Knowledge, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ undergraduate research journal, is seeking submissions for its fifth volume, to be published near the end of the 2011-2012 academic year. Undergraduate students from all disciplines and programs who have completed a scholarly or creative project with a faculty member during the 2011 calendar year are invited to submit their work for consideration. Students who received a 2011 LAS Summer Research Grant are required to submit a write-up of their work.

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2010. For detailed information on how to submit work to the journal and inspect volumes from previous years, please visit the college’s website: