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CLA Students

Drew offers a comprehensive program of need-based and merit-based financial assistance. Through this program, the University has been able to attract talented students from diverse backgrounds.

A typical financial assistance award from Drew consists of grants, part-time work opportunities and low-interest loans. Drew offered $33 million in institutional grants and scholarships in 2020–21.

The average total financial aid award from Drew in 2020-21—including loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study—was $32,000.


On Campus Commuter Off Campus
Tuition $44,260 $44,260 $44,260
Fees $1,100 $1,100 $1,100
Housing* $11,254 $0 $0
Food $6,386 $0 $0
Subtotal of direct charges+ $63,000 $45,360 $45,360
Housing $0 $0 $12,230
Food $0 $5,113 $5,113
Books / Supplies $1,226 $1,226 $1,226
Misc (incl. computer) $809 $809 $2,823
Transportation $948 $2,560 $2,560
Pesonal Expenses $2,512 $2,512 $2,512
Loan Fees $55 $55 $55
Total $67,450 $56,635 $71,879

* Average of all housing costs

+ Drew University will bill students for direct charges which include tuition, fees, and room and board. In addition to billed charges from Drew, students will need to pay for other expenses such as books and supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous costs (like laundry and personal care items).
Final tuition and fees are set annually in June by the Drew Board of Trustees.

NOTE: Students may appeal to include the cost of a one-time purchase of a computer for school use. However, including the cost of a computer does not guarantee that you will have enough funding to pay for the purchase of a computer after your other charges are paid. Only if you have aid in excess of tuition, fees, room and board (if you contract with the school) will you receive a refund to assist with the purchase of a computer.

For direct costs, please view the Student Accounts Office’s Official Tuition and Fees website.

Graduate and Theological Students

Drew University’s financial assistance program offers assistance to eligible full-time and part-time students.

Financial aid is offered in a combination of grants (scholarships and other nonrepayable awards), loans (usually at lower than prevailing interest rates) and part-time employment (on and off campus).

Merit scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Office. No separate application is required; all admitted applicants are automatically evaluated for a merit scholarship. It is important that applications are completed by the required admissions deadline for each program.

Students must fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal student aid processor no later than April 15 to receive Federal Direct Loans.

Financial need is defined as the difference between the comprehensive cost of attending Drew and the student’s ability to pay. Ability to pay is determined annually by using a nationally applied needs analysis system. Drew’s comprehensive cost includes tuition, fees, room and board, textbooks, travel and personal expenses.

One-half of a student’s annual grant award and loan amount is credited to the student’s account each semester. Those with Federal Work-Study jobs or other campus employment receive regular paychecks for time worked. Work-Study is NOT credited to the student’s account.

Please visit United Methodist Higher Education Foundation for information and applications to their different scholarship programs if desired.

Tuition $23,616 $15,264 $12,816
General Fee $1,000 $1,500 $1,000
Books & Supplies $1,050 $1,575 $1,050
Housing & Food Allowance $21,621 $21,621 $21,621
Loan Fees $217 $217 $217
Transportation $2,350 $3,525 $2,350
Miscellaneous $2,350 $3,525 $2,350
Total $52,204 $45,652 $41,404

The Graduate and Theological Summary of Costs is based on full-time enrollment (9 credit hours) per semester for two semesters. Costs may vary based on actual enrollment.

For direct costs, please view the Student Accounts Office’s Official Tuition and Fees website.

For International Students

College of Liberal Arts

Drew University offers merit-based scholarships to international students who are directly admitted to Drew’s Bachelor of Arts degree programs. These scholarships do not require any special application form. Students are automatically considered for a scholarship at the point of admission based on the strength of their academic record. International students are also eligible to apply for specialized merit awards rewarding excellence in the arts, civic engagement or the sciences. These scholarships require a separate application.

International students admitted through programs offered by INTO New York at Drew are not eligible for these Drew merit awards.

Graduate and Theological Schools

International students are considered equally for merit-based scholarships. However, international students are not eligible to receive financial aid under any U.S. Federal program.

Merit awards are offered in various increments and are based on strength of candidacy. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to pay for costs in excess of their merit scholarship. Remember: Financial assistance is limited for international students and will not cover the entire cost of attendance at Drew.