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Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is made up of both direct and in-direct costs. Direct costs are those that will appear on your eBill and are required to be paid by you to the university. These costs include tuition, fees, Drexel housing, Drexel dining plans and Drexel health insurance. The in-direct costs are made up of expenses that the university does not bill you. These include off-campus room and board, books, supplies, transportation and personal costs. The cost of attendance is based upon your program and major, number of terms you will be enrolled and your status (full-time or part-time).

Understanding Your Cost of Attendance

Below, we have described the composition of each category of your cost of attendance:

  • Tuition and Fees - based upon Board of Trustee approved 2014-2015 rates. These rates are re-evaulated each year.
  • Books  - only required books will be included in the student's cost of attendance and will vary by program, major, and class year. These costs are identified by each individual school/program and revised each academic year.
  • Supplies  - only required supplies will be included in the student's cost of attendance and will vary by program, major, and class year. These costs are identified by each individual school/program and revised each academic year.
  • Room and Board  - Drexel assesses three variations of room and board: On-campus, off-campus and commuting:
    • On-campus - Applies to students who are living in on-campus housing. As a direct cost this is assessed based on the cost per housing unit and the student selected meal plan. These charges will be included on the student's bill.
    • Off-campus - Applies to students who are living off-campus in dwellings that are not official Drexel housing. An analysis has been done to assess an average for rentals, utilities and food expenses in the Philadelphia area.
    • Commuting - Applies to students who are living with family while commuting to and from school. There are no room costs assessed for these students based on the federal requirements regarding living with family. We do assess meal costs which are based on the student selected meal plan.
  • Transportation - based upon the following possible expenses: gas/tolls/mileage, public transportation and a limited number of trips home during the academic year. Should a student own a vehicle, additional expenses can be included in the cost of attendance which cover the following: maintenance and car insurance.
  • Personal  - this allows for the following expenses: personal sundry items and minor entertainment costs.

Viewing Your Cost of Attendance

If you are a new student, your cost of attendance will be included in your financial aid award letter. If you are a continuing student, you can view your cost of attendance via Drexel One:

  • Log in to Drexel One.
  • 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.
  • Click the "cost of attendance" hyperlink.

2014-2015 Cost of Attendance by School/Program

Please select the appropriate program below to view specific information about your cost of attendance:

2013-2014 Cost of Attendance for Full-time Undergraduate Students

Sample Cost of Attendance for a Full-Time Undergraduate Student in the 5 Year Co-op Program for the 2013-2014 Academic Year

Cost Amount Type of Cost
Tuition $35,135.00 Direct
Fees $2,370.00 Direct
Room and Board $19,220.00 Direct if University Housing; in-direct if living off -campus
Books $2,600.00 In-direct
Travel $1,100.00 In-direct
Miscellaneous $4,000.00 In-direct
Federal Loan Fees $50.00 In-direct
Total Cost of Attendance $64,475.00