International First Year

Drake offers financial assistance that is designed to reward your academic achievement or abilities in the fine arts or athletics, as well as to help meet a portion of your family’s level of financial need. You may find that you qualify for both merit-based and financial need-based awards.


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

International Student Grant

An international student can apply for a renewable International Student Grant that may offer a partial award toward financial need.  This grant, however, will not provide full funding; although it may be awarded along with other scholarships, the total combined aid will not exceed 40% of the total cost of attendance.

You may apply for the International Student Grant by completing the Drake University Financial Aid Form form. Although Drake does not participate in the CSS/Financial Aid Profile from the College Board, photocopies of the profile may be submitted in lieu of Drake’s form.

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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