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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 Students who have withdrawn and are readmitted may rejoin their original guarantee cohort if the duration of the cohort has not elapsed.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.

 

2019-2020 Summary of Tuition

ProgramRatePer
Undergraduate Programs    
Full-time (12-18 credits per semester)    
For students who enter the 2019-2020 academic year $21,347 Per Semester
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 $19,156 Per semester
Part-time (less than 12 credits per semester)    
Day courses $1,100 Per credit hour
Evening courses $1,100 Per credit hour
Summer $725 Per credit hour
J-Term $1,100 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
Compliance and Risk Management $850 Per credit hour
Residential Graduate Programs    
College of Arts and Sciences    
Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis $500 Per credit hour
College of Business and Public Administration    
Master of Accounting $670 Per credit hour
Master of Business Administration $670 Per credit hour
Master of Financial Management $670 Per credit hour
Master of Public Administration $595 Per credit hour
School of Education    
All graduate programs $500 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) $21,200 Per semester
Part-time (less than 10 credits per semester) $1,462 Per credit hour
Master of Laws    
Full-time (10-18 credits per semester) $21,200 Per semester
Part-time (less than 10 credits per semester) $1,462 Per credit hour
Master of Jurisprudence $850 Per credit hour
Study in France $7,000 Per semester
Pharmacy and Health Sciences    
Pharmacy    
Full-time (12-18 credits per semester)    
Students in P1-P3 years $20,895 Per semester
Students in P4 year $23,516 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) $19,601 Per semester
Summer    
Students in O1-O2 years $9,800 Per semester
Students in O3 year $19,601 Per semester
Athletic Training    
Full-time (12-18 credits per semester) $14,900 Per semester
Part-time (less than 12 credits per semester) $700 Per credit hour
     
Other Programs    
Intensive English Program    
Fall or spring semester    
Full-time (six or more IEP credits per semester) $6,500 Per semester
Part-time (less than six IEP credits per semester) $1,300 Per course
Summer semester $1,730 Per session
Post Secondary Enrollment Option $250 Per course
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
   

 

 2019-2020 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
Athletic Training $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 $80 Per semester
Summer $80 Per semester
Application Fee    
Occupational Therapy $70   
Athletic Training $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 $50  
International Pharmacy Rotation $550 Per semester
Music Fees (selected courses)    
Applied music $330 Per course
Accompanist $588 Per course
Musical theatre $294 Per course
Vocal coaching $280 Per course
Drake University Community School of Music Fee $31  
Study Abroad    
Affiliate program, semester $500 Per semester
Affiliate program, J-term or summer $300  
Language Placement Exam Fee $20  
Reserve Officer Training Corps Fee $50  
Payment Plan Fee $30  
Late Payment Fee $60  
Transcript Fee $8  

 

2019-2020 Summary of Room Fees

Room FeeRatePer
Fall and Spring    
Double, triple, or quad room $2,946 Per semester
Single room $4,316 Per semester
Double-as-single room $4,662 Per semester
Summer    
Double $29 Per day
Single $44 Per day
J-Term Room and Board $55 Per day

 

2019-2020 Summary of Meal Plans

PlanRatePer
Residential Plans    
10 mean plan + 275 flex dollars $2,478 Per semester
14 meal plan + 100 flex dollars $2,478 Per semester
195 block plan + 300 flex dollars $2,478 Per semester
335 block blan $2,478 Per semester
Commuter Plans    
75 meal plan + 75 flex dollars $555 Per semester
125 meal plan + 125 flex dollars $925 Per semester

 


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