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Financing Options

We know that there are many factors to consider in the college selection process, not the least of which is the financial investment you are soon to make. We realize this investment in your future requires careful planning.

Matriculated students taking at least six credits a term may be eligible for federal and state aid. However, students in certain certificate programs and non-matriculated students are not eligible for financial aid. There may be alternative financing options that all part-time students can utilize, such as payment plans or private education loans.

Whatever your financial situation is, we encourage you to explore the links below so that you can navigate the financial aid process with greater ease. All of the information below and more for part-time students is available from Drexel Central, the University's one-stop office for financial aid, billing, and registration services.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is based upon your program, major, and number of terms you will be enrolled. It includes the per-credit cost of tuition, university fees, and other expenses such as books, a computer, transportation and miscellaneous personal expenses. 

To view tuition and fee rates, visit Drexel Central's Undergraduate Tuition and Fee Rates page.

How to Apply for Aid

U.S. Citizens in a matriculated program should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for federal and state aid. Tips on how to complete the FAFSA online can be found on the Part-Time Financing Page.

Students in an online program or the Saturday Scholars program will also be required to complete an Institutional Financial Aid Application electronically via Discover Drexel. View more information regarding this requirement.

Financial Aid Awards and Alternative Financing Options 

Benefits for Veterans

There are a number of financial aid options for veterans. Learn about educational benefits for veterans and Drexel's Veterans Award.

Private Scholarships and Grants

You may be eligible for a specialized scholarship or grant from an outside organization. Some sources to explore include employers, unions, professional organizations, and community and special-interest groups.

View a list of recommended free scholarship search engines.

Tuition Management Systems (TMS) Payment Plan

Drexel offers a monthly installment payment plan for part-time students for each term of attendance through Tuition Management Systems (TMS). The plan allows you to make monthly payments for a portion or all of your balance due for a given term. Each payment plan requires an application fee.

View payment plan schedules and learn more.

Employer Reimbursement Plan

Drexel University's Employer Reimbursement Plan is designed for students whose employers offer reimbursement for tuition charges. It allows part-time students to defer their tuition payments to Drexel until 30 days after the term has been completed. There is a nonrefundable application fee for this service. The plan is available term by term.

Learn more information or download an application about the Employer Reimbursement Plan.

Private Education Loans

Part-time students may be eligible to utilize private education loans to help finance their education. Drexel recommends that students consider all other options before applying for private loans. Review more information about these opportunities.