The following funding opportunities are available to students in designated University City Campus and Center City Campus programs only. They are not available to School of Law or College of Medicine students. If you are interested in funding for the College of Medicine or School of Law, please visit the respective college websites for more information. You are encouraged to contact the appropriate admissions office if you have questions.
View the terms for Drexel's graduate incentive programs.
Drexel Dean's Fellowship: A Merit-Based Award
Students in an on-campus full-time master's degree program offered on the University City Campus, including the Human Nutrition program, may be eligible for the Drexel Dean's Fellowship, awarded by the University's Graduate Admissions Office for academic achievement. The fellowship provides a percentage of your tuition each quarter. Designed to assist outstanding applicants, the fellowship does not carry any assigned duties.
The fellowship is renewable on a term-by-term basis provided you maintain full-time status (nine credits/quarter) and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a continuous basis. Available for designated University City Campus programs only.
View the requirements for the fellowship.
Drexel Dean's Award: A Merit-Based Award
The Drexel Dean's Award is a merit-based award available to students in designated Center City Campus programs. Awarded by the University's Graduate Admissions Office for academic achievement, the Drexel Dean's Award provides a percentage of your tuition each term. You are not assigned duties as part of this award, thus enabling you to concentrate on your studies.
The award is renewable on a term-by-term basis provided you maintain full-time status (nine credits/quarter) and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a continuous basis. Available for designated Center City Campus programs only.
Drexel Grad Grant: A Special Opportunity Just for Alumni
All graduate applicants who are an undergraduate Drexel alumnus or alumna are eligible to receive a $100.00 per credit tuition grant for their first full year of graduate studies. Applicants must indicate on their admissions application that they previously received an undergraduate degree from Drexel (bachelor of science/bachelor of arts degrees only; RAD Tech and undergraduate certificate-level degrees are not qualifying degree programs for this award). This award cannot be combined with any other graduate aid from the University, including Dean's Fellowships and Awards; teaching, research, and graduate assistantships; and any other college-specific aid. Grad Grant eligibility may not be carried forward to future terms due to periods of inactivity or ineligibility after the first term of enrollment.
Drexel-Kaplan Graduate Degree Advantage Program
Any student who enrolls in a Drexel graduate school program after taking a Kaplan preparation course for the GRE or GMAT will receive tuition credit equal to the amount paid to Kaplan for the preparation course. Students who have participated in Kaplan's private tutoring session in preparation for the GRE or GMAT are eligible to receive a tuition credit of up to $1,200. Students will need to present the original receipts for the Kaplan course or tutoring session to the Graduate Admissions Office prior to enrollment.
Employer Assisted Tuition Deferred Payment Plan: Learn Now, Pay Later
Worried about the cost of a master's degree? Employers often pay part of the cost of graduate school. With Drexel's Employer Assisted Tuition Deferred Payment Plan, you can wait to pay until after you've completed the course while demonstrating to your employer the skills and abilities you have learned. You can also receive financial aid from state and federal sources as well as other private organizations. Questions should be directed to the Office of the Bursar at 215-895-1445.
Graduate Co-op: Earn While You Learn
Graduate Co-op is modeled on Drexel's renowned experiential education program, Drexel Co-op. With Graduate Co-op, you can gain up to six months of full-time professional experience while earning academic credit. If you are studying part-time and working during the day, you can earn and learn on your current job. To read more about Graduate Co-op, visit the Steinbright Career Development Center.
Teaching, Research, and Graduate Assistantships
Drexel awards highly qualified students with financial assistance in the form of teaching, research, or graduate assistantships. Students are required to perform specific work assignments within the University in return for the assistance. Both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens are eligible, and must be enrolled as full-time graduate students. Most Drexel graduate programs require the GRE for these positions. Applications must be submitted by January 1 to be considered. Not all programs offer assistantships. Teaching, research, and graduate assistantships cannot be combined with any other graduate aid from the University, including Dean's Fellowships and Awards, Drexel Grad Grant, and any other college-specific aid. View the Student Resource Center/Financial Aid's information on College-Specific Aid for Graduate Students to see if you may be eligible for an assistantship.
Additional College-Specific Aid for Graduate Students
Many of Drexel's colleges and schools provide financial assistance for graduate students. View the Student Resource Center/Financial Aid's information on College-Specific Aid for Graduate Students.