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Drake University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$46,156 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$35,060 tuition
$9,850 on campus room & board
$1,100 books and supplies
$146 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$46,156 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$35,060 tuition
$9,850 on campus room & board
$1,100 books and supplies
$146 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$17,022 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
99% of students receive aid
17% get federal aid ($5,703 avg)
9% get state aid ($5,188 avg)
99% get institn'l aid ($17,022 avg)
55% get loans ($7,827 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.46% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.46% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $18,494 99%
Federal Grant Aid $5,703 17%
Pell Grants $4,027 17%
Other Federal Grants $1,770 17%
Institution Grant Aid $17,022 99%
State Grant Aid $5,188 9%
Student Loans $7,827 55%
Federal Loans $5,457 54%
Other Loans $12,959 10%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- Y Y Y Y
$1,500 Y Y Y N
award details Y Y N N
$15,000 - $20,000 Y Y N N
$1,000 - $2,000
- N Y Y N
$1,000 N N Y N
$16,000 N Y Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Drake University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
(515) 271-2011
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $695
Out of State $695


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Alexis from Lincoln, NE
  • Dec-21-2016 I am a current student here

    Des Moines is a great place with lots of opportunities so Drake is definitely going to show it's return (I hope)

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  • Arianna from Honolulu, HI
  • May-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Drake is an outstanding university and a great place to achieve your degree, however the tuition is constantly increasing because of the few students who attend Drake since it is a private university.

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  • 4
  • Ben
  • Apr-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Drake is expensive, but so are most other private colleges. I am no expert on the matter, but Drake has been awarded multiple awards from independent reviewers - some of which include being the best value in the Midwest. The great thing about Des Moines is that the cost of living as well as entertainment is fairly low.

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  • 5
  • From Maryland
  • Feb-23-2014 I am a current student here

    I feel like for the most part, my money is going to good places.

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  • 5
  • Drake Student17
  • Nov-06-2013 I am a current student here

    This school is well respected. When looking for a job, people will see that you went to a small private college that is not known to be easy. It has an academic rigor competitive to many other private schools. The cost is lower than others and there are scholarships for academics.

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