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Costs & Financial Aid

College is an investment in the rest of your life. At Drake, we not only provide the exceptional learning and rich experiences that will maximize the value of that investment—we also work hard to make a Drake education affordable for your family.

The cost of a Drake education is more accessible than you might think, especially considering that a majority of Drake students—98 percent—receive scholarships and financial aid. A total of more than $59 million a year is awarded in scholarships, grants, and work-study programs. This level of aid, combined with the value of a Drake education, makes us one of the best buys in college education according to Barron's 300, Peterson's Guide to Competitive Colleges, and Kiplinger.

Drake's Office of Student Financial Planning will work with you to look at financial aid options. We are committed to assisting you and your family as you explore the many opportunities available to meet the costs of a Drake education.

Important Admission Dates

Now - Apply for Admission for Spring or Fall 2021

November 3 - Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

November 7 - Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

November 10 - Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

November 13- Virtual Music Audition Day

November 18 - Admission 101 livestream: Paying for College & Financial Aid

December 1Early Action Priority Deadline for Fall 2021 Admission

December 1Pharmacy Hero Scholarship deadline

December 1National Alumni Scholarship deadline