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Student Financial Planning


Brandi Miller – 515-271-3889 or

Pam Smith – 515-271-3046 or

Office – 515-271-2905 or



  • If you have already filed a 2019-2020 FAFSA, be sure that Drake is listed as a school to receive your FAFSA information.
  • If you have already completed the 2019-2020 FAFSA with Drake listed and have not received a Drake Financial Aid Award Packet or an Actions Requested Letter, contact the Office of Student Financial Planning. 
  • If you plan to attend summer 2020, fall 2020, and/or spring 2021, you may complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA now. The 2020-2021 FAFSA will be completed with 2018 tax information.
  • If you received a request from Drake for additional information, for either FAFSA year, please respond as quickly as possible.
  • If you have not filed a FAFSA, complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA at


  • Keep your address, telephone number, etc. updated in MyDUSIS.
  • Remember to have all transcripts forwarded to the Office of Admission as soon as possible.  Credit evaluation is important in determining your federal student loan eligibility.
  • If you already have a Drake Financial Aid Award Packet, remember that you must complete, sign, and return a copy of your Award Notice (Award Letter).  If you want to borrow a Federal Direct loan, return a completed and signed Loan Request Form to the Office of Student Financial Planning.
  • As a first time borrower at Drake, you may need to complete Entrance Loan Counseling and/or Master Promissory Note – see your Loan Request Form for more information.

The Office of Student Financial Planning is in Carnegie Hall, directly north of Cole Hall (Admissions Office). You can schedule an appointment or walk-ins are always welcome.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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