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News and Announcements

Announcement Regarding Tuition for 2021-2022

President Fry issued the following statement regarding tuition for 2021–2022 on March 16, 2021:

Dear Students and Colleagues,

We realize that these have been trying times for Drexel students and their families, full of uncertainty, anxiety and many adjustments. All of us have been faced with challenges along the way, but Drexel remains committed to doing everything we can to support our students in every manner possible. That’s why we are pleased to announce that the Drexel Board of Trustees has approved a tuition freeze for undergraduate students effective for the fall 2021 quarter, which will keep tuition costs in line with spring 2021 rates.

This freeze has been implemented even though significant investments have been made by the University over the last year to ensure the safety and well-being of students as they transition back to campus. Initially, we invested in the campus infrastructure to move to fully virtual learning, and we are continuing to take all necessary steps to bring our students back in the fall. Among the initiatives, we have developed advanced student health screening and testing procedures, conducted performance assessments of our HVAC systems, acquired CDC-approved cleaning and sanitation equipment, and installed partitioning and other physical barriers to encourage social distancing in high-traffic areas around campus. And we just applied to the city to become a vaccine distribution center.

In support of these initiatives — but not starting until the winter 2022 term — the trustees have approved a tuition increase of 2.5 percent for undergraduate students. We remain committed to investing in student aid — with more than $300 million in annual undergraduate support — to assist students with the cost of their education. As always, we intend to manage expenses prudently, prioritize strategic investments, and efficiently operate the University while ensuring that students remain positioned to excel.

Our hope is that the tuition freeze for the fall 2021 quarter will provide a sense of relief and ease some of the hardships faced by undergraduates as they plan for the upcoming term. We are mindful of the lasting impact that COVID-19 is having on students and their families, and Drexel will continue to do all that we can to thoughtfully balance the costs associated with safeguarding everyone in the Drexel community. Our goal always is to align operations with guidelines established by Philadelphia public health officials, while maintaining our commitment to providing students with an exceptional educational experience.


John Fry

Helen Y. Bowman
Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer

Paul E. Jensen, PhD
Executive Vice President and Nina Henderson Provost

Change to August eBill Date

In order to accommodate changes to fall quarter housing and dining plans due to the University going remote for undergraduate coursework, the August eBill issuing date has been changed.

All students in quarter programs who are registered for fall quarter will receive their eBill on August 31, 2020. The due date for this bill will be September 16, 2020.

Please note that this change in billing dates will not impact financial aid disbursements for fall, the issuing of refunds, or payment plan due dates.

You can view the updated billing schedule at Billing Due Dates.

Updates to FERPA Waiver Process

The University has made updates to its FERPA Waiver process that help students specify what type of information they would like to grant access to for family members and other third-parties.

Students now have the option to grant access as part of specific University discussions to certain types of information related to their records. The chart below indicates the type of information that students can grant their family members access to when working with the University as part of University-wide discussions/questions or appointments.

Class Schedule/Enrollment Student course schedule, credit hours, and other status information (degree, major, and class year), and Co-op related information
Grade(s) Information
Course grades (via an unofficial transcript) and final grades, and Co-op related information
Graduation Information
Anticipated date of graduation, expected degrees, and certificates received
Financial Aid
Award package and financial aid requirements
Current balances *

* Authorized user access to a student's eBill and billing account is separate from a FERPA Waiver; having a FERPA Waiver does not allow a Family Member to view a student's official bill or make payments on their behalf. Students must set up family members as authorized users separate from granting FERPA access.

Fall Quarter 2020–2021 Registration

The Fall quarter registration as well as Schedule Ahead begins on Monday, August 3, 2020. The course schedule for the Fall quarter as well as the entire academic year of 2020–2021 is still being finalized as Drexel continues to prepare for the return to campus. Course offerings, dates and times, and overall instructional methods may change as a result of these ongoing measures to make the return to campus as safe as possible.

The fall schedule will become available on August 3, 2020 when the Fall registration and Schedule Ahead opens. Please review your Schedule Ahead plan before your time ticket opens to check for course section updates that may impact your schedule. For more information on course registration as well as descriptions and an overview of all course instructional methods, please review the information below. If you continue to have questions about your fall registration, please reach out to your academic advisor for more information.

Once you have registered for classes, please be sure to thoroughly review your final registrations prior to the start of Fall quarter classes.

Course Instructional Methods: Overview and Definitions

Instructional Method and Code
Meeting Times
Section Comments
Remote Asynchronous (ASY) Classes are designed for students to complete coursework remotely on their own time, while following a week-by-week schedule as outlined in the syllabus. Section will not have class meeting times listed. Section will not have a building or room assignment listed. Section held asynchronously remote
Remote Synchronous (SYN) Classes have regular remote sessions at established time(s). Section will have class meeting times listed.
Section will have a building listed as Remote and a room listed as Attend. Section held synchronously remote
Hybrid (HYB) Some class meetings are in person, at established times and in campus space(s), while others are remote (either synchronous or asynchronous). Section will have class meeting times listed for the in-person and synchronous components.
No meeting times will be listed for any asynchronous components.
Section will have a building and room assignment listed for the in-person class meeting.

For any asynchronous components no building or room assignment will be listed.

For synchronous components a building may be listed as Remote as a room as Attend.
Components of the section held on campus and remote
Face-to-face (FTF) Class meetings are in person, at established times and in a campus space(s). Section will have class meeting times listed. Section will have a building and room assignment listed. Section held on campus
The online instructional method is denoted for all course sections that are traditionally offered online or for online programs through Drexel University Online.
Online (ONL) Classes are designed for students to complete coursework entirely online on their own time, while following a week-by-week schedule as outlined in the syllabus. Section will not have class meeting times listed. Section will not have a building or room assignment listed. N/A

Summer Friday Afternoon Office Closures

Drexel Central will close at 12 p.m. ET every Friday starting on Friday, June 26 through Friday, September 11.

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