Tuition & Costs

When you enroll in Bright College, you lock in your tuition rate and financial aid for both years of the program. As long as you remain in good academic standing and continue to make timely progress toward you associate's degree, your out-of-pocket tuition costs won't increase.

While the tuition prices below represent what it costs Drake to educate each student in Bright College, they do not represent the student's out-of-pocket costs. State, federal, and institutional financial aid means the price you pay will allow you to graduate with little to no tuition debt.

2024–2025 Bright College Tuition

The summary below is effective for students entering the 2024-25 academic year. Learn more about Drake University Cost of Attendance Budgets.

Tuition: $18,040
Student Activity Fee: $216
Holistic Wellness Fee: $300

Total: $18,556*
* This total does not include $1,780 for six required summer credits between the first and second academic year, which will be billed as part of the second academic year's tuition.

Other Expenses

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Affordable access to excellence is the foundation of Bright College’s mission. Our innovative learning programs are effective because students and their families aren’t burdened by worries about the cost of college.

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Reach out to Grace Wenzel, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission and Bright College Recruitment.

Grace Wenzel (she, her, hers)

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission and Bright College Recruitment
Office of Admission

P 515-271-2091