International First Year

At Drake, we offer financial aid that is designed to reward your academic achievement or talent in fine arts or athletics, and also to help meet your family’s level of financial need. You may find that you qualify for both merit-based and financial need-based awards. We make every effort to provide the most complete financial aid package to you in your first award notice.


Financial assistance is renewable if recipients continue to meet qualifying criteria. However, additional funding is not normally available after the first year of enrollment.

Need Based Aid

As an international student at Drake, you may apply for financial assistance based on financial need. These awards are renewable. Maximum eligibility reflects the total of any merit scholarship plus any need-based grant.

You may apply for need-based awards by completing the Drake University Application for Need-Based Aid form or the Foreign Student Financial Aid Application from the College Scholarship Service/College Board.

Drake's 2015-2016 Financial Certificate must accompany your financial aid application.

These documents can be mailed to:

The Office of Admission
Drake University
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311

Note to students admitted to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program: Need-based financial assistance and merit aid are available only through the fourth year of the six-year Pharm.D. program.

We're Here to Help

Our international admission counselors are experts at explaining your financing options and helping you and your family budget resources. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Admission toll-free, 1-800-44-DRAKE, x3181. If calling from outside the United States, dial 1-515-271-3181.

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