How to Apply for Aid
Next to your application for admission, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the most important application you can fill out. In fact, you should consider it part of the overall application process. Some families make the mistake of assuming that they won't qualify for federal funding and opt not to complete the FAFSA. We counsel all prospective families to submit the FAFSA regardless of perceived financial need.
The FAFSA can be submitted beginning January 1, and should be filed no later than February 15. To make sure Drexel's Financial Aid Office receives your financial information from the federal government, list Drexel University on the FAFSA and be sure to provide your Social Security number on your admission application. Drexel's Title IV Code is 003256.
Note: International students cannot file the FAFSA, and they are not eligible for federal, state, or need-based funding.
Full-time freshman and transfer applicants: If you complete the FAFSA by February 15, Drexel will give you a $1,000 grant toward your first year's tuition. Students planning to enroll in Radiologic Technology, Invasive Cardiovascular Technology, or the Nursing Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) program are not eligible to receive the $1,000 Drexel Early FAFSA Award. The Early FAFSA Award applies toward tuition for full-time matriculated students only.
Transfer and part-time students entering in the winter, spring, or summer terms: You are also required to complete the Institutional Financial Aid application [PDF] that you receive with your acceptance letter. International students are not required to submit this form.
Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for Aid
For many families, the financial aid process can be overwhelming. At Drexel, we encourage families to plan ahead to the best of their abilities. Drexel's Student Resource Center/Financial Aid Apply for Aid page offers tips on how to navigate the financial aid process with greater ease.