Tuition and Fees

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Undergraduate

Information for CLA Students

The College of Liberal Arts offers a comprehensive program of need-based and merit-based financial assistance. Through this program, the college 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 2013-2014, undergraduate students at Drew received over $30 million in total grant assistance.

The average institutional award received by college students entering in Fall 2013 was about $25,000. This is in addition to any federal or state grants or loans each student received.

2014-2015 Estimated Summary of Costs

Tuition: $44,232
Room: $7,914
Board: $4,388

Fees

  • General Fee: $582
  • Health Insurance: $1,000 (required for International students at $1,033)
  • Orientation Fee: $300 (First-year students only)
  • Technology Fee: $250
  • Transcript Fee: $25 (First-year students only)

Based on full-time status, nine month enrollment period. Tuition is $1,843 per credit. Room for residents is based on double occupancy. Board is the standard seven day meal plan.

2013-2014 Summary of Costs

Tuition: $42,936
Room: $7,684
Board: $4,260

Fees

  • General Fee: $582
  • Health Insurance: $1,000 (required for International students at $1,033)
  • Orientation Fee: $300 (First-year students only)
  • Technology Fee: $250
  • Transcript Fee: $25 (First-year students only)

Based on full-time status, nine month enrollment period. Tuition is $1,789 per credit. Room for residents is based on double occupancy. Board is the standard seven day meal plan.

Other Expenses

There are other expenses related to college–such as books, supplies and transportation–that families should consider. Because these costs will vary from student to student, the amounts shown below are only estimates. Drew uses these amounts when calculating a financial aid award.

  • Books and Supplies: $1,128
  • Miscellaneous and Personal: $2,122
  • Transportation: $2,560 (Commuter students only)

Graduate

Information for Graduate Students

The intent of Drew University’s financial assistance program is to provide assistance to eligible full and part-time students on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement.

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.

Graduate students must fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal student aid processor no later than April 1st.

The Committee on Financial Aid meets monthly beginning in mid-March to review completed applications for new students, and the FAFSA must have been filed before any aid can be awarded.

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).

Each financial aid package is tailored to meet the specific needs of the recipient. The grant portion of the package can range from 35 to 100 percent of tuition.

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.

International students who qualify for financial aid will find resources limited. If a student is not an American citizen or an eligible non-citizen, he or she is not eligible to receive aid under any federal program.

Because of the stringent financial reporting prerequisite to the granting of a visa for prospective students and their families, students are required to submit financial documentation, such as sponsor support forms, bank statements, or certifications from other outside funding sources to certify all funds are available to cover the cost of attendance at Drew for one calendar year. Part of these funds can include Drew scholarship assistance and on-campus employment.

International students must file with the Office of Financial Aid’s Foreign Student’s Financial Aid Application and Declaration.

Cost of Attendance for the 2014-2015 academic year

  • Based on 6 courses, 18 credits per year for Ph.D./M.A., M.Litt/D.Litt, and Medical Humanities.
  • Based on 12 months, 39 credits per year for Master of Arts in Teaching.
  • $2,230 per credit for Graduate School.
  • $1071 per credit for M.Litt/D.Litt.
  • $1031 per credit for Medical Humanities.
  • $934 per credit for Master of Arts in Teaching.
Ph.D./M.A. M.A.T. M.Litt/D.Litt Med.Hum
Tuition $40,140 $36,426 $19,278 $18,558
General Fee 540 540 150 150
Network Fee 250 250 250 250
Tuition and Fees Subtotal $40,930 $37,216 $19,678 $18,958
Books and Supplies Subtotal $1,050 $1,950 $1,050 $1,050
Room and Board 15,976 23,965 15,976 15,976
Transportation & Misc. Personal 6,624 9,315 6,624 6,624
Living Expenses Subtotal $22,600 $33,280 $22,600 $22,600
Total $64,580 $72,446 $43,328 $42,608

Special Notices

  • First year Ph.D./M.A., M.A.T., students must pay an orientation fee of $125 and a transcript fee of $25.
  • First year M.Litt/D.Litt, and Med.Hum students must pay an orientation fee of $50 and a transcript fee of $25.
  • For each additional dependent, $3,890 may be added to the living expenses.
  • For each additional dependent, $33 may be added for repatriation fee.
  • Continuous Registration fees: year 2-5 = M.A./Ph.D. is $750 per semester, MLitt./DLitt. is $300 per semester.
  • Additions to budget for childcare or other must be documented on a case by case basis.
  • International students must pay a health insurance fee of $3,815. The insurance cost is for single students. Other health plans are available for married couples and children. Rates are subject to change.

Cost of Attendance for the 2013-2014 academic year

  • Based on 6 courses, 18 credits per year for Ph.D./M.A., M.Litt/D.Litt, and Medical Humanities.
  • Based on 12 months, 39 credits per year for Master of Arts in Teaching.
  • $2,165 per credit for Graduate School.
  • $1,001 per credit for M.Litt/D.Litt.
  • $1,001 per credit for Medical Humanities.
  • $907 per credit for Master of Arts in Teaching.
  Ph.D./M.A. M.A.T. M.Litt/D.Litt Med.Hum
Tuition $38,970 $35,373 $18,018 $18,018
General Fee $540 $540 $150 $150
Network Fee $250 $250 - -
Tuition and Fees Subtotal $39,910 $36,313 $18,253 $18,253
Books and Supplies Subtotal $1,050 $1,950 $1,050 $1,050
Room and Board $15,511 $23,267 $15,511 $15,511
Transportation & Misc. Personal $6,624 $9,315 $6,624 $6,624
Living Expenses Subtotal $23,185 $34,532 $23,185 $23,185
Total $63,095 $70,845 $41,438 $41,438

Special Notices

  • First year Ph.D./M.A., M.A.T., students must pay an orientation fee of $125 and a transcript fee of $25.
  • First year M.Litt/D.Litt, and Med.Hum students must pay an orientation fee of $60 and a transcript fee of $25.
  • For each additional dependent, $3,890 may be added to the living expenses.
  • For each additional dependent, $33 may be added for repatriation fee.
  • International students must pay a health insurance fee of $2,548. The insurance cost is for single students. Other health plans are available for married couples and children. Rates are subject to change.
  • Maintaining fees: year 2-5 = $600 per semester M.A./Ph.D., MLitt./DLitt. is $200.
  • Additions to budget for childcare or other must be documented on a case by case basis.

Theological

Information for Theological School Students

Drew offers a financial assistance program consisting of need-based and merit-based aid.

Merit scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Committee each March for fall enrollment and in December for spring enrollment. No separate application is required; all admitted applicants are automatically evaluated for a merit scholarship. It is important that applications are completed by March 1 or December 1.

Need-based financial assistance is available to qualified applicants who have completed both the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

The FAFSA form can be completed on the FAFSA website. When a student is admitted to the Theological School and we have received your financial aid forms, Drew will offer an award if need is demonstrated.

Private scholarships are available from a number of organizations that support theological education. Drew has compiled a list of such scholarship opportunities for students in our masters-level programs.

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. Drew’s list of private scholarships has several open to international students.

For more information, read our frequently asked questions.

Cost of Attendance for the 2014-2015 academic year
(M.Div., M.A., M.A.M, S.T.M., Ph.D. (GDR)

  • Based on 23 credits per year.
  • First year and returning students enrolled in less than 11 credits are charged $852 per credit.
M. Div M.A., M.A.M., S.T.M. Ph.D. (GDR)
Tuition $18,200 $18,200 $30,060
General Fee 540 540 540
Network Fee 250 250 250
Tuition and Fees Subtotal $18,990 $18,990 $30,850
Books and Supplies Subtotal $1,342 $1,342 $1,342
Room and Board 15,976 $15,976 $15,976
Transportation & Misc. Expenses $6,474 $6,474 $6,474
Living Expenses Subtotal $22,450 $22,450 $22,450
Total $42,782 $42,782 $54,642

Special Notices

  • M.Div enrolled in 11-15 credits are charged full-time flat-fee tuition.
  • STM: 8-9 credits is considered full-time.
  • First year students must pay a $25 transcript fee and a $200 orientation fee.
  • Continuous Registration fees: STM is $165 per semester, M/Ph.D. is $500 per semester.
  • International students must pay an additional health insurance of $3,815. The insurance cost is for single students, other health plans are available for married couples and children. Rates are subject to change.
  • For each additional dependent, $3,890 may be added to the living expenses.
  • For each additional dependent, $33 may be added for repatriation fee.

Cost of Attendance for the 2014-2015 academic year
(D.Min. Regional Groups)

  • Tuition is $550 per credit Fall 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • Tuition is $466 per credit starting Fall 2011.
 D. Min. – Regional Groups 18 Crs
6 Crs
6 Crs
Tuition $9,900 $2,796 $2,796
Books 2,700 900 900
Housing 1,952 260 130
Total Cost of Attendance
$14,552 $3,956 $3,628

Special Notices

  • Books and housing figures are from D.Min. Office.
  • Housing is $325 per term except Summer: $1302.
  • D.Min. Regional Groups include: Congregational Growth & Development, Worship, Spirituality and Preaching, Practicing Mind-Body-Spirit-Healing for Congregations and Clergy.

Cost of Attendance for the 2014-2015 academic year
(D.Min. Global/Online)

  • Tuition is $550 per credit Fall 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • Tuition is $466 per credit starting Fall 2011.
 D. Min. – Regional Groups 18 Crs
6 Crs
6 Crs
Tuition $8,388 $2,598 $2,598
Books 2,700 900 900
Housing 1,302 130 -
Transportation
600 - -
Total Cost of Attendance
$12,390 $3,628 $3,498

Special Notices

  • Books and housing figures are from D.Min. Office.
  • $600 transportation to off-site program.
  • Transportation Fees are for two Summers and are for students not living within driving distance of Drew Housing for Summer term: $1302 (double) or $1585 (single).

***The D.Min. Degree Program is eligible for Federally funded financial aid (Direct Loans) for the first Summer term only.**
**View full schedule of tuition and fees**

Estimated Cost of Attendance for the 2013-2014 academic year

  • Based on 23 credits per year.
  • First year and returning students enrolled in less than 11 credits are charged $819 per credit.
M. Div M.A., M.A.M., S.T.M. Ph.D. (GDR)
Tuition $17,500 $17,500 $30,060
General Fee 540 540 540
Network Fee 250 250 250
Tuition and Fees Subtotal $18,440 $18,440 $31,000
Books and Supplies Subtotal $1,342 $1,342 $1,342
Room and Board 15,511 $15,511 $15,511
Transportation & Misc. Expenses $6,474 $6,474 $6,474
Living Expenses Subtotal $23,327 $23,327 $23,327
Total $41,767 $41,767 $54,327

Special Notices

  • M.Div enrolled in 11-15 credits are charged full-time flat-fee tuition.
  • STM: 8-9 credits is considered full-time.
  • First year students must pay a $25 transcript fee and a $125 orientation fee.
  • International students must pay an additional health insurance of $2,458. The insurance cost is for single students, other health plans are available for married couples and children. Rates are subject to change.
  • For each additional dependent, $3,890 may be added to the living expenses.
  • For each additional dependent, $33 may be added for repatriation fee.

Financial Aid Resources

Private Scholarships
United Methodist Higher Education Foundation

International Students

About Aid 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

Drew offers a limited program of financial assistance, consisting of merit-based aid for international students applying for first-year admission. Admitted international students will be considered for merit-based scholarships. These 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.

Contacting the Office

International students have additional needs and concerns, and so we strongly request that you contact us via phone or e-mail at:

Returning Students

Information for Returning Students

Important Notice: A returning student who has previously received financial assistance must remember to refile his or her FAFSA by April 1. Financial aid supplements for returning students are mailed in December. Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance if you did not receive yours.