There are many important factors to financing your education; the most essential is to understand personal finances so that you make the best decisions. Drexel recommends that prospective students review the information prepared by the National Endowment for Financial Education: "40 Money Management Tips." This information is important to know no matter where you decide to go to school!
There are several different sources of financial aid, and it is important to know where your awards are coming from.
- Drexel University - Drexel offers financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants and incentive awards.
- Private Organizations – Private organizations such as religious institutions and businesses sometimes offer scholarships and grants.
Click on the links below to find more detailed information about financial aid:
The cost of attendance is made up of two different costs: direct and indirect. Direct costs are those that Drexel will bill you for, while indirect costs are not charged to you by the University, but rather are costs that you may incur as a result of attending Drexel.
- Room and Board
- Books and Supplies
- Personal Costs
The chart below illustrates the cost of attendance for one term for graduate students.
|Room and Board
|Books and Supplies
*Graduate students are charged per credit. The tuition rate is dependent upon the program you enroll in. You can review 2014-2015 graduate per credit rates at the Billing Information page.
** Some graduate programs have specific fee amounts.
Most graduate programs require that an Institutional Financial Aid Application be completed. The form allows Drexel to create a cost of attendance and financial aid eligibility based upon your projected enrollment.
The following programs do not require an Institutional Financial Aid Application:
- Master's of Public Health
- Physician Assistant full-time program
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Master's of Couple and Family Therapy full-time program
- Laboratory Animal Sciences
- Pathology Assistant
- Master's in Biological Science
- Interdepartmental Medical Science
- Drexel Pathways to Medical School
- Drexel Pathways to Medical School 2
- Medical Science Preparatory Program
- Master's in Medical Science
- Interdisciplinary Health Science
- Master of Forensic and Criminalistic Programs
Drexel strongly recommends that you search for scholarships from private organizations and sources that can help you supplement the cost of attending Drexel.
You can view a list of some of the different organizations that offer information on private financial aid sources at the Financing Options for International Students web page.
Financial aid award notifications are sent to students after they have been accepted to the University. The first financial aid award notification will be mailed to your permanent address on file and be available as a PDF on the Discover Drexel Portal. Any subsequent financial aid notification will be available as a PDF on the Discover Drexel Portal only.
Drexel understands that the information provided on the FAFSA does not always truly reflect a families' financial situation. For those students whose family is experiencing special circumstances, there is a process to consider re-evaluating the financial aid offered. To learn more about the process and who is eligible to apply, please visit the Financial Re-evaluation page.