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How to Apply for Aid

There are several different ways to apply for financial aid depending on what type of student you are. Below are the steps that outline the process:

For Prospective Students

If you are thinking of applying to Drexel or have applied for admission and are also interested in applying for financial aid, please review the Financial Information for Prospective Students web page.

For Continuing Students (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents)

  1. A renewal FAFSA is needed for each year you continue at Drexel. Information about completing a renewal FAFSA and deadlines can be found at All about the FAFSA Process.
  2. If you are a Saturday Scholar, Online, Graduate, or Law Year 2 or 3 student, you will need to complete a new Institutional Financial Aid Application in addition a renewal FAFSA each year you continue at Drexel. This form is used to determine your cost of attendance for the academic year and what type of aid you will be eligible to receive. If your enrollment on the form changes from what you have indicated prior, you will need to submit a revised form to Drexel Central.
  3. Private Scholarships typically require separate applications that are submitted directly to the organization offering the award. Tools for finding private scholarships can be found at "All About Non-Drexel Scholarships".

For Continuing International Students

  1. Any merit or special scholarships you were awarded during your first year will renew for subsequent years provided you are meeting the award's specific requirements.
  2. You should continue to review the many private financial resources available to international students each year of your enrollment. You can view some of these options at the Financing for International Students page.