Prospective students and their families can contact Drexel Central for questions about financial aid in one of the following ways: 

Call 1.877.DREXEL5 or 215.895.1600

Visit Drexel Central Office – Suite 106,
Main Building, 3141 Chestnut Street

Financial Aid Process for Prospective Part-Time Undergraduate Students

Choosing the right school means making sure it has an academic program that will challenge and inspire you; a social environment that will spur personal growth; and that it is the right financial investment.

At Drexel, we want to make sure the cost of a Drexel education is clear and that every family fully understands and takes advantage of all the financial resources available.

What is Drexel's Cost of Attendance?

Part-time student costs are based on the number of credits students register for each quarter. In most cases, part-time students are billed tuition at a per-credit rate. Additionally, there may be other costs to consider during your education. Some of these include books, which vary by program, a computer for personal use, transportation, and miscellaneous personal costs. These other costs are taken into consideration when Drexel reviews your financial aid eligibility.

You can view the tuition and fee costs for the 2023–2024 academic year on the Undergraduate Tuition and Fees page.

Applying for Financial Aid

In order to be eligible for financial aid, students typically must be registered for a minimum of six credits per term and in a degree-seeking program (non-matriculated, some certificate, and other programs are not eligible for federal or state financial aid; you can contact Drexel Central if you have questions about the aid eligibility of your program).

Aid-Ineligible Programs

For students who are not matriculated, or who are enrolled in aid-ineligible programs, there are still some financing options you may be able to utilize, such as Payment Plans, the Employer Reimbursement Program, or Private Education Loans

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

The FAFSA is used to determine your eligibility for federal and state grants, and federal loans. The Department of Education has begun a soft launch of the 2024–2025 FAFSA and the form is now available at the Federal Student Aid website. Throughout this soft launch, this overhauled application may become temporarily unavailable as the Department of Education continues to perform required site maintenance. Drexel recommends monitoring the Federal Student Aid website and completing the FAFSA when you see it is available. 

Scholarship Opportunities

There are many private scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to apply for. Learn more about scholarships and grants.

Benefits for Veterans

Drexel participates in programs that provide funding to veterans, their spouses and dependents. Learn more about veterans benefits.

View Your Financial Aid Status in Discover Drexel

Information during the entire financial aid process, including the status of your financial aid applications and a detailed list of any aid you may be offered, will be available on Discover Drexel, in the Financial Aid tab. Discover Drexel will also provide you with information about additional financing options you may be able to utilize to cover any costs not covered by financial aid, such as payment plans and private education loans. Once you submit your admission application to Drexel, you will be provided with login credentials for Discover Drexel. Admitted students also receive information about the financial aid that is being offered to them at the time of admission.


You may notice a list of outstanding financial aid requirements in the Financial Aid tab of Discover Drexel. You should only begin completing these requirements after you have confirmed your enrollment with Drexel, unless Drexel Central advises you to complete one or more sooner.

Next Steps for Confirmed Students 

Your next step is to review the additional financing options available to part-time students. Once you have been registered for your first term by your advisor, you should familiarize yourself with Drexel's billing policies to be prepared for your first eBill.

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