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Tuition and Fees

Official tuition and fees are set by the Office of Finance and Administration and administered through the Student Accounts Office. The most current version of the Drake University tuition and fees schedule is located on the Student Accounts web site.

 

Drake University Tuition Guarantee

The Drake Guarantee enables students and families to plan for the cost of a college education by stabilizing the full-time undergraduate tuition and standard room and meal plan rates for the four years required to complete most degree programs. Eligible students receive a four-year guaranteed rate schedule.

Students become eligible upon initial full-time enrollment in a spring or fall semester in either a bachelor's degree program or pre-pharmacy program.  Enrollment  status is determined by the number of credits for which students are registered on the tenth day of the respective fall or spring semester. Eligibility expires after eight consecutive fall and spring semesters. If at the end of the eight semesters a student has not completed his or her degree, the student may request an extension. Requests for an extension should be submitted to the Director of Student Accounts. Students who have withdrawn and are readmitted may rejoin their original guarantee cohort if the duration of the cohort has not elapsed. Absent of extenuating circumstances, the expiration date of the guarantee will not be extended.

Full-time undergraduate tuition, standard room rates, and standard meal plan rates are guaranteed for the fall and spring semesters over the duration of the guarantee. Standard room rates are guaranteed subject to availability of rooms in the residence halls. Upon approval by the Director of Residence Life, a student may live in a premium room. Premium room charges include a surcharge in addition to the guaranteed standard room rate. Surcharges are not included in the guarantee and are assessed using the published schedule of fees for that academic year.

Students who are not required to live on campus may opt out of the standard room or standard meal plan guarantee. Students who opt out and later return to a standard room or standard meal plan will be assessed fees based on the terms of their original guarantee cohort.

Other tuition and fee rates are determined independently of the rates included in the guarantee and assessed using the published schedule of tuition and fees for that academic year.

 

2018-2019 Summary of Tuition

ProgramRatePer
Undergraduate Programs    
Full-time (12-18 credits per semester in 2018-2019)    
For students who enter the 2018-2019 academic year* $20,625 Per semester
For students who entered the 2017-2018 academic year** $19,458 Per semester
For students who entered the 2016-2017 academic year or prior $18,598 Per semester
Part-time (less than 12 credits per semester in 2018-2019)    
Day courses $845 Per credit hour
Evening courses $845 Per credit hour
Summer $640 Per credit hour
Online $640 Per credit hour
J-Term*** $845 Per credit hour
     
Graduate and Professional Programs    
Online Graduate Programs    
Master of Science in Education $500 Per credit hour
Master of Arts in Communication $650 Per credit hour
Master of Business Administration $700 Per credit hour
Master of Public Administration $700 Per credit hour
Master of Data Analytics Leadership $700 Per credit hour
Residential Graduate Programs    
College of Business and Public Administration    
Master of Accounting $655 Per credit hour
Master of Business Administration $655 Per credit hour
Master of Financial Management $655 Per credit hour
Master of Public Administration $580 Per credit hour
School of Education    
Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis $500 Per credit hour
All other graduate programs $495 Per credit hour
School of Journalism and Mass Communication    
Master of Communication Leadership $650 Per credit hour
School of Law    
Juris Doctor    
Full-time (10-18 credits per semester) $20,700 Per semester
Part-time (less than 10 credits per semester) $1,427 Per credit hour
Master of Laws    
Full-time (10-18 credits per semester) $20,700 Per semester
Part-time (less than 10 credits per semester) $1,427 Per credit hour
Master of Jurisprudence $850 Per credit hour
Study in France $6,600 Per semester
Pharmacy and Health Sciences    
Pharmacy    
Full-time (12-18 credits per semester)    
Students in P1-P3 years $20,286 Per semester
Students in P4 year $22,831 Per semester
Part-time (less than 12 credits per semester)    
Students in P1-P3 years $875 Per credit hour
Students in P4 year $875 Per credit hour
Occupational Therapy    
Full-time (12-18 credits per semester) $19,030 Per semester
Summer    
Students in O1-O2 years $9,515 Per semester
Students in O3 year $19,030 Per semester
     
Other Programs    
Intensive English Program    
Fall or spring semester $1,140 Per course
Summer semester $2,000 Per course
Post Secondary Enrollment Option $250 Per credit hour
Senior Citizen (ages 62+) - Course Audit $60 Per credit hour
Continuing Education & Professional Development varies  
     
Other tuition rates may be applied as specified in contractual terms
with or as passed through by third party organizations
   

 

 2018-2019 Summary of Fees

FeeRatePer
Student Activity Fee    
Full-time    
Undergraduate $73 Per semester
Graduate (9 or more credits) $73 Per semester
Pharmacy $73 Per semester
Occupational Therapy $73 Per semester
Law $31 Per semester
Overload Fee (credits beyond 18 per semester) based on program rate  
Technology Fee    
Full-time    
Graduate, including Drake Online programs) $250 Per semester
Part-time $60 Per semester
Summer $60 Per semester
Application Fee    
Graduate and Professional Programs    
College of Business and Public Administration $50  
School of Journalism and Mass Communication $50  
Pharmacy $70  
Occupational Therapy $70  
Orientation Fee    
Student $110  
Parent staying on campus $85  
Parent staying off campus $45  
Student Bar Association Fee (Law School) $25  
Pharmacy Health Science Fee $45  
International Pharmacy Rotation $550 Per semester
Music Fees (selected courses)    
Applied music $320 Per course
Accompanist $560 Per course
Musical theatre $280 Per course
Vocal coaching $280 Per course
Drake University Community School of Music Fee $37.50  
Language Placement Exam Fee $5  
Reserve Officer Training Corps Fee $30  
Payment Plan Fee $60  
Late Payment Fee $60  
Transcript Fee $5  

 

2018-2019 Summary of Room Fees

Room FeeRatePer
Fall and Spring    
Double, triple, or quad room $2,846 Per semester
Single room $4,130 Per semester
Double-as-single room $4,461 Per semester
Summer    
Double $28 Per day
Single $42 Per day
J-Term Room and Board $53 Per day

 

2018-2019 Summary of Meal Plans

PlanRatePer
Residential Plans    
10 mean plan + 275 flex dollars $2,418 Per semester
14 meal plan + 100 flex dollars $2,418 Per semester
195 block plan + 300 flex dollars $2,418 Per semester
335 block blan $2,418 Per semester
Commuter Plans    
75 meal plan + 75 flex dollars $555 Per semester
125 meal plan + 125 flex dollars $925 Per semester

2018-2019 Drake University Undergraduate Catalog
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