Our Commitment to Affordability.
Cost shouldn’t stand in the way of pursuing your dream. You’ll be happy to know that approximately 92% of Drew University graduate students qualify for scholarships or other financial assistance.
At Drew, we seek to make your graduate experience transformative, defining and affordable. Our Office of Graduate Admissions is happy to discuss your options and connect you with the appropriate department for more information regarding federal financial aid, merit based scholarships and outside funding opportunities.
Educators are an essential part of the Drew community. Full-time employees (teachers and support staff) at local public schools, private schools, or institutions of higher education, qualify for our Educator Scholarship at 35% of tuition.
Drew is committed to humanizing health care and nurses have always played a central role in this mission. All nurses employed full-time in health care are eligible for our Nurse Scholarship at 35% of tuition.
United Methodist Initiative
United Methodist applicants to the Theological School’s Master of Divinity degree, who have earned at least a 3.0 GPA in their undergraduate studies, receive a scholarship of at least 100% tuition.
This scholarship is set aside specifically for non-United Methodist applicants to the Theological School. Persons engaged in social justice within urban environments are eligible for this award.
The highest scholarship awarded by the Theological School. It is distributed to the most exemplary applicant who has demonstrated significant academic ability, and gifts for ministry.
Stafford Scholarships – International, Diversity and Regional
The Theological School is a richly diverse community. The Stafford Scholarships help make it possible to bring quality students to Drew from both the international community, as well as from across the nation. Scholarships are also used to enhance the cultural and denominational essence of the Drew community.
Working on campus may be a great way to offset some of the cost of your graduate studies.
Private scholarships are available from a number of organizations that support graduate and/or theological education.
We encourage students to apply for awards from other sources, such as civic organizations or private foundations. Just make sure you report them to the Office of Financial Assistance.
Federal regulations require that these awards be treated as educational resources meeting the financial aid applicant’s need. Drew University’s policy is that such resources are used first to reduce unmet need, then loan eligibility, then work eligibility and, only if necessary, scholarships.
Expenses for our graduate and theological programs differ depending on degree, whether students live on or off campus and the number of credits taken