Financial Aid Programs and Financing Resources
The following funding opportunities are available to most master's level students.
These opportunities are not available to MD or JD students. If you are interested in funding for MD or JD programs, please visit the Drexel Central website for more information, and feel free to contact Drexel Central if you have questions.
Drexel Scholarships and Grants
There are several specific awards designated for programs in select Drexel colleges and schools, based on both merit and for students with various associations.
The Drexel Dean's Fellowship is a non-need-based award given on the basis of merit to select graduate students and covers a percentage of tuition costs. Learn more about merit scholarships.
Any Drexel alumni who has or will earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree is eligible for a 30 percent tuition discount if applying to a participating graduate-level program through the Drexel Lifelong Learner Award.
The Teacher's Incentive Grant is available to new graduate students enrolled in the on-campus master's program in the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum: Teacher Certification track. Eligible students may receive a 25 percent discount on graduate tuition.
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 for the Kaplan preparation course. Students who have participated in Kaplan's private tutoring sessions in preparation for the GRE or GMAT within two years of being admitted to Drexel are eligible to receive a tuition credit of up to $1,200.
In order to be considered for the Drexel-Kaplan Tuition Grant, you will need to present your original receipts for the Kaplan course or tutoring session to the Office of Graduate Admissions prior to enrollment.
Drexel awards highly qualified students financial assistance in the form of teaching, research, or graduate assistantships. If you are offered an assistantship, you will be required to perform specific work assignments within the University. 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. Not all programs offer assistantships.
Most programs require interested students to complete their admission applications by January 1 to be considered. You can review more information about teaching, research, and graduate assistantship opportunities online, contact your department, or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 215.895.6700.
Federal Financial Aid
The Department of Education offers two types of loans for graduate students: Direct Unsubsidized Loan and Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. Learn more about these Federal Direct Loan programs.
The Federal Work-Study program at Drexel is designed to promote the part-time employment of students who have demonstrated financial need upon completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Employment under the Federal Work-Study program is awarded as part of the financial aid package. Learn more about the Federal Work-Study program.
Alternative Financing Options
Drexel offers a monthly installment payment plan for graduate students for each term. 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.
Drexel University's Employer Reimbursement Plan is designed for students whose employers offer reimbursement for tuition charges. It allows graduate students to defer their tuition payments to Drexel until 30 days after the term has been completed. Learn more about employer reimbursement plans.
There are a number of benefits available to veterans, including the Yellow Ribbon Program. As part of its participation in the new GI Bill's® Yellow Ribbon Program, Drexel has committed over $20 million since 2009 to offer free education to an unlimited number of eligible military veterans and their dependents across all of the University's full- and part-time undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional programs — both on campus and online. Learn about educational benefits for veterans and Drexel's Veteran Award.
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.