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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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.

International Student Grant

The renewable International Student Grant 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.

To apply for an International Student Grant, you must first apply for admisison to Drake. A link to the grant application process is provided within your Drake admission application.

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.

Scholarships for First-Year International Students

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

Scholarships for International Transfer Students

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

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.

Important Admission Dates

Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake

Now - Entering first year and transfer students can apply for fall 2019

September 22 - Saturday Visit Day

October 1 - 2019 FAFSA opens

October 6 - Athletic Training Visit Day

October 8 - Campus Preview Day

October 18 - Campus Preview Half-Day

October 19 - Campus Preview Half-Day

October 26 - Music Audition Day

November 9 - Health Professions Visit Day

November 9 - Music Audition Day

November 12 - Campus Preivew Day