The Drexel Commitment: 2024

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that they will be delayed in providing universities with Free Application for 2024–2025 Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data until mid-March, preventing schools from creating financial aid packages for students that accurately reflect the amount of federal aid they will receive. We understand how important it is for students to have concrete, accurate financial aid information when they make their college decision, and we want to do all that we can to alleviate their concerns. That's why we're proud to present the Drexel Commitment: 2024.

Through the Drexel Commitment: 2024, the University is guaranteeing the total award estimate provided to prospective first-year students in their financial aid packages from Drexel, allowing them to make informed decisions regarding their college decision without having to wait for official FAFSA data results. This award amount is determined using information from each student’s CSS Profile, allowing the University to create an individualized estimated total including a federal grant aid amount that they are likely to receive — and we are committed to standing behind that number. If a student’s actual federal grant aid eligibility results in a lower amount than the estimate we provided, the University will ensure additional funding sources cover the difference.

In order to take advantage of the Drexel Commitment: 2024, students must file both the CSS Profile and the FAFSA by March 1.

First-Year Applicants

Drexel requires the CSS Profile in order to be considered for Drexel need-based grant funding. This electronic application is provided by the College Board and gives Drexel an overview of your family's finances. You can review detailed information about this process on Drexel Central's How to File the CSS Profile page.  

Early Action/Early Decision
March 1
Regular Decision
March 1
Winter Entry Program
October 8 

Please note: Students from North Korea cannot currently complete the CSS Profile. Instead, they should submit the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) according to the CSS Profile deadlines. Visit Drexel Central's How to File the CSS Profile page for more information.

The FAFSA is used to determine your eligibility for federal and state grants, work-study, and federal loans.

The 2024–2025 FAFSA is available at the Federal Student Aid website. Drexel recommends completing your FAFSA as soon as possible. You will need Drexel's school code (003256) and your 2022 tax information to submit this application. To learn more, visit the How to File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) page

FAFSA Priority Deadlines

Early Action/Early Decision
March 1
Regular Decision
March 1
Winter Entry Program
October 8

Transfer Applicants

Effective fall 2024, the FAFSA is used to determine domestic transfer students' eligibility for institutional need-based aid, federal and state grants, work-study, and federal loans.

The 2024–2025 FAFSA is available at the Federal Student Aid website. You will need Drexel's school code (003256) and your 2022 tax information to submit this application. To learn more, visit the How to File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) pageDrexel strongly recommends transfer students complete the FAFSA no later than a month prior to the start of their first term. 

 

Drexel requires the CSS Profile in order to be considered for Drexel need-based grant funding for all international transfer applicants, and domestic transfer students entering in either winter or spring 2024. This electronic application is provided by the College Board and gives Drexel an overview of your family's finances. You can review detailed information about this process on Drexel Central's How to File the CSS Profile page

Drexel strongly recommends transfer students complete the CSS Profile no later than a month prior to the start of their first term. Transfer students starting in spring of 2024 need to submit the CSS Profile prior to February 15, the date the 2023–2024 CSS Profile closes.

Please note: Students from North Korea cannot currently complete the CSS Profile. Instead, they should submit the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) according to the CSS Profile deadlines. Visit Drexel Central's How to File the CSS Profile page for more information.

Continue to Review Your Financial Aid Status

Information during the entire financial aid process, including the status of your financial aid applications and any additional steps you must take to be considered for aid, will be available on Discover Drexel in the Financial Aid tab once you submit your admission application to Drexel.

Admitted students will receive information about the financial aid that is being offered to them at the time of admission.