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Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Students

A college education is an investment in your future. Whether you have a clear post-graduation goal or are more focused on cultivating your passion for a chosen field of study, you will ultimately be receiving a degree that acts as a key to unlocking future opportunities.

The cost of attendance information on this page will help you see the differences between your first year and your subsequent years as a Drexel student. Depending on the various cooperative education options, costs such as tuition, fees, and room and board will vary.

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 for the 2016–2017 academic year:

Cost Annual Amount
Tuition $48,660
Fees $2,405
Room and Board $14,367

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

In the 2015–2016 academic year, Drexel offered financial support to 98% of its incoming students; the average scholarship and grant aid offered was $28,854, which includes federal, state, and institutional aid.

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 for personal use, transportation, and miscellaneous personal costs. These other costs are taken into consideration when Drexel reviews your financial aid eligibility.

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 possible room and board.
  • Enrolled in co-op – You will not be billed for tuition, but you will be billed for University fees and possible room and board.

Review the charts below outlining the enrollment plans for each of the co-op options for more information.

Co-op Programs

One Co-op Option

The one co-op option is four years and allows students to gain six months of full-time, professional work experience during their junior year.


Fall Winter Spring  Summer 
Freshman Year Class Class Class Vacation
Sophomore Year Class Class Class Class
Junior Year Class Class Co-op Co-op
Senior Year Class Class Class Graduation

Three Co-op Option

The three co-op option allows students to gain eighteen months of full-time, professional work experience split over sophomore, pre-junior, and junior years. The total program is five years, but tuition costs are the same as the four-year programs.


Fall Winter Spring  Summer 
Freshman Year Class Class Class Vacation
Sophomore Year Class Class Co-op Co-op
Pre-Junior Year Class Class Co-op Co-op 
Junior Year Class Class Co-op Co-op
Senior Year  Class Class Class Graduation

No Co-op Program

The no co-op program is a standard four years. Students take classes in the fall, winter, and spring and are on vacation during summer quarters for each year of their program.


Fall Winter Spring  Summer 
Freshman Year Class Class Class Vacation
Sophomore Year Class Class Class Vacation
Junior Year Class Class Class Vacation
Senior Year Class Class Class Graduation