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Investing in a Drexel Education 

Tuition and Other Costs

Choosing the right school means making sure it has an academic program that will challenge and inspire you, has a social environment that will spur personal growth, and 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?

So how much does an investment in a Drexel education cost? Take a look at the breakdown of an average first year at Drexel.

Your First-Year Costs

During your first year at Drexel, you will attend classes for three quarters: fall, winter, and spring. The enrollment plan for transfer students may be different depending on their transfer credit evaluation. Below are the estimated costs of tuition, fees, and average room and board based on three quarters for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Tuition  $54,766
Fees  $2,405 
Room and Board  $16,488

These numbers reflect the estimated cost of attendance prior to financial aid being applied.

In the 2020–2021 academic year, Drexel offered financial support to 100% of its incoming first-year students, as well as to 95% of its transfer students entering in fall 2020 who were seeking to complete their first bachelor's degree and had not already earned a graduate/professional degree; the average scholarship and grant aid offered to the first-year students was $33,623, and the average offered to the fall transfer students was $26,573. These amounts include federal, state, and institutional aid. 

Please note for ACE applicants: View the ACE Cost of Attendance page for information specific to the ACE program.

Other Costs You Should Consider

It's important to remember that there may be other costs to consider during your education. Some of these include books, which vary by program, a computer, transportation, and miscellaneous personal costs. Estimates of these other costs are taken into consideration when Drexel reviews your financial aid eligibility.

Your Costs After the First Year

Your subsequent yearly costs will be determined by your enrollment for each term. If you are:

  • Enrolled in classes – you will be billed for tuition, University fees, and any applicable room and board costs.
  • Enrolled in co-op – you will not be billed for tuition, but you will still pay for University fees and any applicable room and board costs.

Net Price Calculator

We invite prospective full-time first-year students and their parents to use the following calculator as they plan for college. The information you provide will generate an estimated award package with the following limitations and caveats:

  • The net price calculator is only intended for use by first-year undergraduate domestic students and their families.
  • Estimates are based on 2020–2021 cost of attendance figures and student aid eligibility requirements. Future costs and financial aid estimates are subject to change.
  • Estimates are not an indication of a student's admissibility.

Learn more about the Net Price Calculator.