Cost of Attendance.


Cost of Attendance

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Drew offers a comprehensive program of need-based and merit-based financial assistance. Through this program, the University has been able to attract talented students from diverse backgrounds.

A typical financial assistance award from Drew consists of grants, part-time work opportunities and low-interest loans. During the 2018-2019 academic year, undergraduate students at Drew will receive about $32 million in institutional grants and scholarships.

The average scholarship/grant from Drew in 2018-2019 will be about $20,000, and the average total financial aid award will be about $30,000.

Graduate and Theological Students

Drew University’s financial assistance program offers assistance to eligible full-time and part-time students.

Financial aid is offered in a combination of grants (scholarships and other nonrepayable awards), loans (usually at lower than prevailing interest rates) and part-time employment (on and off campus).

Merit scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Office. No separate application is required; all admitted applicants are automatically evaluated for a merit scholarship. It is important that applications are completed by the required admissions deadline for each program.

Students must fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal student aid processor no later than April 15 to receive Federal Direct Loans.

Financial need is defined as the difference between the comprehensive cost of attending Drew and the student’s ability to pay. Ability to pay is determined annually by using a nationally applied needs analysis system. Drew’s comprehensive cost includes tuition, fees, room and board, textbooks, travel and personal expenses.

One-half of a student’s annual grant award and loan amount is credited to the student’s account each semester. Those with Federal Work-Study jobs or other campus employment receive regular paychecks for time worked. Work-Study is NOT credited to the student’s account.

Please visit United Methodist Higher Education Foundation for information and applications to their different scholarship programs if desired.

For International Students

College of Liberal Arts

Drew University offers merit-based scholarships to international students who are directly admitted to Drew’s Bachelor of Arts degree programs. These scholarships do not require any special application form. Students are automatically considered for a scholarship at the point of admission based on the strength of their academic record. International students are also eligible to apply for specialized merit awards rewarding excellence in the arts, civic engagement or the sciences. These scholarships require a separate application.

International students admitted through programs offered by INTO New York at Drew are not eligible for these Drew merit awards.

Graduate and Theological Schools

International students are considered equally for merit-based scholarships. However, international students are not eligible to receive financial aid under any U.S. Federal program.

Merit awards are offered in various increments and are based on strength of candidacy. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to pay for costs in excess of their merit scholarship. Remember: Financial assistance is limited for international students and will not cover the entire cost of attendance at Drew.