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Program-Specific Policies

Some programs have financial aid policies that differ from standard policies.

Students considering enrolling in the following programs should familiarize themselves with these policies. 

Law 3+3

Under the Law 3+3 Program, a student can earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years. More information about this program is available here. For financial aid and billing purposes, a student will be considered an undergraduate student for the first three years, and a graduate student for the remaining three years. Undergraduate scholarships and grants that students received in their first three years will not be available in the student’s final three years. However, there are many Law Scholarships available to students in their final three years.

Students who enrolled in the Law 3+3 Program prior to Fall 2017 fall under a variation of this policy. Contact Student Financial Planning for more information.

Pharmacy

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program consists of six years—two years as pre-pharmacy and four years of the Pharmacy program. More information about the PharmD curriculum is available here. For financial aid purposes, a student is considered an undergraduate student for their first 4 years, or through their second year in the pharmacy program (P2 year). Students in their P3 and P4 years are considered graduate students for financial aid purposes.

For billing purposes, regular undergraduate tuition is assessed for the student’s first two years (pre-pharmacy), and PharmD tuition rates are assessed in the student’s remaining four years (P1 through P4). Drake’s Tuition Guarantee applies to undergraduate students (including pre-pharmacy students), but it does not apply to PharmD tuition rates.

Masters in Athletic Training (MATR) 3+2

Drake offers a pre-Athletic Training track, allowing you to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree and a Masters in Athletic Training degree in 5 years. More information about this program is available here. For financial aid and billing (tuition) purposes, students will be considered undergraduate students for the first three years, and graduate students for the final two years (AT1 and AT2). Undergraduate scholarships and grants that students received in their first three years will not be available in the student’s final two years. However, students in the MATR 3+2 program will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship for the 4th (AT1) year.

Students who enrolled in the MATR 3+2 Program prior to Fall 2020 fall under a variation of this policy. Contact Student Financial Planning for more information.

OTD 3+3

Drake offers a pre-Occupational Therapy track, allowing you to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree and an Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree in 6 years. More information about this program is available here. For financial aid and billing (tuition) purposes, students will be considered undergraduate students for the first three years, and graduate students for the final three years (OTD 1-3). Undergraduate scholarships and grants that students received in their first three years will not be available in the student’s final three years. However, students in the OTD 3+3 program will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship for the 4th (OTD1) year.

Study Abroad

Students enrolled in Drake-approved Partner Programs may receive 100% of the financial aid they would otherwise receive if studying on campus, with the exception of Tuition Waiver or Tuition Rebate benefits. Information about available study-abroad opportunities, costs, application procedures and more is available here.

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