Graduate Tuition & Financial Aid

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Drexel University's College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) is committed to making graduate programs accessible to students from diverse backgrounds. Drexel provides each student a comprehensive estimate of the individualized cost of attendance via the Discover Drexel Portal after admission.

For a better understanding of the tuition calculation process, it’s important to note the following:

  • Drexel University runs on a quarter system, with four terms per calendar year: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.
  • CCI admits students for the Fall and Winter terms.
  • Tuition is charged per credit and students are charged a student fee for each quarter they are registered. NOTE: All MS programs at CCI are 45 credits. Post-Baccalaureate Certificates range between 9 to 15 credits.
  • Each estimate includes a calculation of tuition, fees, room and board, personal transportation, and book/supply costs based on degree program and expected enrollment.
  • Full-time master’s students enroll in three courses (nine credits) per quarter.

Visit Drexel Central for full tuition information. International students can visit Cost of Attendance for International Students for additional tuition information.

Scholarships for Domestic and International Students

The Drexel Dean's Scholarship

The Drexel Dean's Scholarship award is available to full-time, on-campus master's students based on merit who were enrolled prior to Fall 2024. Click here to view the criteria on Drexel Central's website. All CCI master's level applicants will be reviewed for the Dean's Scholarship at the point of admission review, there are no applications required for this review. For other opportunities, please visit Drexel's Grants & Scholarships page.

CCI Merit Discount Award

Effective Fall 2024, CCI is pleased to offer the CCI Merit Discount Award to Master’s and Post-Baccalaureate certificate students.*

All international and domestic applicants to a CCI Master’s or Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program are automatically considered for the merit-based discount award when they apply. There is no separate application. Applicants can apply for the on-campus or online format.

*Library and Information Science students who have a partner association, Veterans, Drexel Alumni, and Drexel Employees are not eligible for the CCI Merit Discount Award. See the below scholarship opportunities if you are one of these students.

Library Association Discount

MSI in Library and Information Science students who are members of a regional or national library association are eligible for a tuition discount. Please contact the Recruitment Team at or your assigned Graduate Academic Advisor for more details.

GI Bill for Veterans

The GI Bill is for veterans who served on continuous active duty for at least 181 days beginning January 31, 1955 or later and/or for dependents of veterans who died or are permanently disabled as a result of service in the armed forces.

Please contact your local Department of Veteran Affairs for details. VA students must certify their GI Bill benefits by completing the certification form.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Through this program, a partnership between the federal government and Drexel, the University matches the government's contribution to the cost of an education, allowing eligible veterans to attend Drexel with no out-of-pocket expenses. To determine eligibility, visit the Visit Drexel's Yellow Ribbon Program webpage for more information.

Drexel Lifelong Learner Award

We are proud to offer the Drexel Lifelong Learner Award to any Drexel alumni who has or will earn a bachelor's or master's degree, a 30 percent tuition discount when applying to a participating graduate-level program.

Visit the Drexel Lifelong Learner Award webpage for full award details.

Private Scholarships

Businesses and professional industry organizations offer many types of scholarships and awards. Aside from searching on the internet, you can visit Drexel Central's website for available resources.