Drew University continues to monitor the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and has adopted the practice of social distancing. The University is operating in Drew Virtual Time for both learning and business and will not resume regular business operations at least through the first part of June (instead of April 3 as we had previously anticipated). Additionally, we are moving into a different phase with residential life. Read President Baenninger’s message about this shift, and for the latest information, visit the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) resource site.
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 2020-2021 academic year, undergraduate students at Drew will receive about $32 million in institutional grants and scholarships.
The average scholarship/grant from Drew in 2020-2021 will be about $20,000, and the average total financial aid award will be about $30,000.
Estimated 2020-2021 CLA Summary of Costs
Tuition and fees: $42,652
Room for residents is based on double occupancy. Board is the standard seven-day unlimited meal plan. Students requiring health insurance are charged a fee of $1,741.
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.
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.