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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.  

How is Drexel's Cost of Attendance Determined?

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 for the 2016–2017 academic year:

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.

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 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.

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.

Net Price Calculator

We invite prospective full-time freshmen 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-time undergraduate domestic students and their families.
  • Estimates are based on 2015–2016 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.

Launch the Net Price Calculator.