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Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Programs

Prospective Drexel students and applicants looking for information about the Cost of Attendance should review the information on the Prospective Student Financial Information page

The cost of attendance information on this page will help you see the differences between your first year and subsequent years as a Drexel student. Depending on the various cooperative education options, timing of costs such as tuition, fees, and room and board will vary.

Full-time Program

First-Year Costs

During your first year at Drexel, you will attend classes for three quarters: fall, winter, and spring. The enrollment plan for transfer students may be different depending on their transfer credit evaluation. Below are the estimated costs of tuition, fees, and average room and board:

2017–2018 Academic Year

Cost Annual Amount
Tuition $49,632
Fees $2,405
Room and Board $13,890

These numbers reflect the estimated cost of attendance prior to financial aid being applied.

In the 2016–2017 academic year, Drexel offered financial support to 98% of its incoming students; the average scholarship and grant aid offered was $28,744, which includes federal, state, and institutional aid.

Other Costs You Should Consider

It's important to remember that there may be other costs to consider during your education. Some of these include books, which vary by program, a computer for personal use, transportation, and miscellaneous personal costs. These other costs are taken into consideration when Drexel reviews your financial aid eligibility.

Costs After the First Year

Your subsequent yearly costs will be determined by your enrollment for each term. If you are:

  • Enrolled in classes – You will be billed for tuition, University fees, and possible room and board.
  • Enrolled in co-op – You will not be billed for tuition, but you will be billed for University fees and possible room and board.

Review the charts below outlining the enrollment plans for each of the co-op options for more information.

Co-op Programs

One Co-op Option

The one co-op option is four years and allows students to gain six months of full-time, professional work experience during their junior year.


Fall Winter Spring  Summer 
Freshman Year Class Class Class Vacation
Sophomore Year Class Class Class Class
Junior Year Class Class Co-op Co-op
Senior Year Class Class Class Graduation

Three Co-op Option

The three co-op option is five years and allows students to gain eighteen months of full-time, professional work experience split over sophomore, pre-junior, and junior years. Although the total program is five years, the tuition cost is the same as the four-year programs.


Fall Winter Spring  Summer 
Freshman Year Class Class Class Vacation
Sophomore Year Class Class Co-op Co-op
Pre-Junior Year Class Class Co-op Co-op 
Junior Year Class Class Co-op Co-op
Senior Year  Class Class Class Graduation

No Co-op Program

The no co-op program is a standard four year program. Students take classes in the fall, winter, and spring and are on vacation during summer quarters for each year of their program.


Fall Winter Spring  Summer 
Freshman Year Class Class Class Vacation
Sophomore Year Class Class Class Vacation
Junior Year Class Class Class Vacation
Senior Year Class Class Class Graduation

Nursing Accelerated Career Entry (NACE) Program

Program Costs

The Nursing Accelerated Career Entry (NACE) program is based on 11 months of study in four quarters of enrollment, with the same costs regardless of whether you start in the fall or spring term cohort.

2016–2017 Academic Year

Cost Program Amount
Tuition $48,660
Fees*  $235
Room and Board $22,220

*The College of Nursing and Health Professions charges specialized fees for certain programs that are not included in the chart above. View more information about NACE fees.

Other Costs You Should Consider

It's important to remember that there may be other costs to consider during your education. Some of these include books, which vary by program, a computer for personal use, transportation, and miscellaneous personal costs. These other costs are taken into consideration when Drexel reviews your financial aid eligibility.

Nursing Accelerated 2-year Completion (NACT) Program

Program Costs

The Nursing Accelerated 2-Year Completion (NACT) program is a 24-month version of the NACE program, based on enrollment over 2 academic years. 

2016–2017 Academic Year

Cost Annual Amount
Tuition $24,332
Fee* $87
Room & Board $22,220

*The College of Nursing and Health Professions charges specialized fees for certain programs that are not included in the chart above. View more information about NACT fees.

Other Costs You Should Consider

It's important to remember that there may be other costs to consider during your education. Some of these include books, which vary by program, a computer for personal use, transportation, and miscellaneous personal costs. These other costs are taken into consideration when Drexel reviews your financial aid eligibility.

Second-Year Costs

The cost of tuition and fees is reviewed and may increase each year as determined by the Board of Trustees. The University will post tuition and fee rates for the upcoming academic year each spring; additionally, if you apply for financial aid, the University will provide you an estimate of your cost of attendance for the second year via DrexelOne.

Online Programs

Program Costs

The costs for online students depend upon the number of credits they register for each academic quarter. While some programs have predetermined enrollment, other programs allow students to decide how many credits they register for and how many quarters each year they enroll in. Since tuition and fees are based on the student's enrollment, Drexel will provide estimated cost of attendance breakdowns based on the program schedule or the number of credits the student estimates on the Institutional Financial Aid Application.

Tuition and fee rates are listed on the Drexel Online General Tuition Rates page.

Your specific cost of attendance breakdown can be viewed via your DrexelOne account.

Other Costs You Should Consider

It's important to remember that there may be other costs to consider during your education. Some of these include books, which vary by program, a computer for personal use, transportation, and miscellaneous personal costs. These other costs are taken into consideration when Drexel reviews your financial aid eligibility.

Viewing Your Cost of Attendance

If you are a new student, you will be able to view your cost of attendance in the Financial Aid tab of Discover Drexel.

If you are a continuing student, you can view your cost of attendance via DrexelOne:

  • Log in to DrexelOne.
  • Select the "Billing and Financial Aid" tab.
  • Select the "View Your Cost of Attendance Information" link in the "Cost of Attendance" channel.
  • Select the academic year you are looking for.
  • Select the "Cost of Attendance" hyperlink.