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News and Announcements

Health Insurance Deadline 

The deadline for students beginning in fall term to waive University health insurance was September 30, 2017. Any student who did not submit proof of coverage with a different health insurance plan by the deadline will be default enrolled into the Drexel plan.

A grace period has been added for any student who had the intention of waiving. Please visit the Health Insurance website for information and full instructions on how to complete the waiver process and remove the health insurance charge.

The cost of the Drexel Student Health Insurance plan is $2,166 and will be remain on the eBill of any student who has not waived by the end of the grace period.

My Success Team

It's important to be able to contact your academic advisor and other important people who help you along the way during your studies. Drexel is excited to introduce "My Success Team" for full-time undergraduates, which incorporates your academic advisor, co-op advisor, Library Liaison, and more — all in one place!

This new initiative enables you to easily see all of your success team's contact information, schedule appointments with them, and view upcoming appointments. You will see the "My Success Team" channel in DrexelOne beginning in the fall quarter!

Term Master Schedule

The URL for the Term Master Schedule has changed.

The new link is http://drexel.edu/webtms.

Refunds for Fall 2017

Financial Aid will start to disburse to student accounts for fall quarter on September 18, 2017. Aid will only pay if it has been accepted and all requirements have been completed. Any student that is receiving a federal loan or loans will receive an email notification once the loans have paid to their account.

Refunds from financial aid disbursements will be issued within 14 days of the date the aid pays to the account.

Students are encouraged to take the following steps to ensure their refunds are not delayed:

Review FERPA Information

As the start of the 2017–2018 academic year is fast approaching, now is a good time to review Drexel's privacy policies regarding student information.

A student's education record is protected by rights provided under a federal law called the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA protects the privacy of student education records for students who are at least 18 years old or who attend or have attended a postsecondary institution, even if they have not reached the age of 18. This means that once the student has started attending Drexel, access to his or her information including grades, enrollment, and certain financial matters will only be available to your student. You can view more information about the policy on the About FERPA and Granting Access page.

Drexel will work with family members as much as possible within the guidelines of FERPA; the University's goal is to ensure that the student receives all the assistance they need, and we recognize that having family actively involved in their progress at Drexel is important. That said, students remain ultimately responsible for all aspects of their Drexel education, such as completing coursework, paying their bill, and earning their diploma; therefore, they are the primary decision makers when it comes to their education records. You can view more information about how FERPA impacts family members on the Information for Family Members page.

A student may grant FERPA authorization rights to an individual(s) by completing the FERPA waiver form

  • Log in via DrexelOne.
  • Select the "Academics" tab.
  • Choose the "FERPA Waiver" link in the "Grades, Transcripts, and Records" channel.
  • Select "Add a new person for access authorization."
  • Fill in the blank fields.
  • Select "Add New Contact."