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The Finish Line Fund Challenge

Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
107 Donors
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Project ended on August 31, at 09:00 PM CDT
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Help DePaul students cross the finish line!

Earning a college degree—that symbol of hard work, of long hours, of persisting through novel challenges and pushing boundaries to achieve more than should have been possible—is the proudest moment in many students’ academic careers. For some DePaul students, financial barriers that are always difficult and sometimes impossible to overcome can interrupt the dogged pursuit of their dreams, often with just a few classes left to take. When DePaul students need one last boost to complete their degrees, The Finish Line Fund is there to help.

The Finish Line Fund provides critical, immediate-use funds to DePaul students who need financial assistance to complete the last remaining requirements for their degrees. Making a gift to The Finish Line Fund is a tangible way to change the trajectory of a student’s life forever.

When you make your gift to this campaign, a donor will MATCH your contribution, dollar for dollar, allowing you to DOUBLE the impact of your gift! Please make your gift to The Finish Line Fund Challenge now!

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Special needs appeals

In 2020-21, approximately 11% of DePaul's juniors and seniors appealed the need determination calculated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) based on special circumstances.


Historic special needs appeals

Historically, around 33% of DePaul seniors have appealed their FAFSA need determinations based on special circumstances.


FAFSA filers

Approximately 75% of DePaul juniors and seniors filed the FAFSA for the 2020-21 academic year.


Funding available

For the 2020-21 academic year, 130 requests for special circumstances funding were met with available resources. This represented 1% of the students with financial need.


The Finish Line

The amount needed to get a student to the finish line is not always as high as you might think. For some students, graduation was imperiled by a few hundred dollars. You can help a student reach the finish line with a gift of this amount!

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