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Drake University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$46,834 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$35,060 tuition
$10,528 on campus room & board
$1,100 books and supplies
$146 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$46,834 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$35,060 tuition
$10,528 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

$18,299 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
99% of students receive aid
17% get federal aid ($5,087 avg)
11% get state aid ($5,237 avg)
99% get institn'l aid ($18,299 avg)
56% get loans ($8,089 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 $19,737 99%
Federal Grant Aid $5,087 17%
Pell Grants $3,841 17%
Other Federal Grants $1,255 16%
Institution Grant Aid $18,299 99%
State Grant Aid $5,237 11%
Student Loans $8,089 56%
Federal Loans $5,300 57%
Other Loans $15,690 10%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- Y Y Y Y
$2,500 Y Y Y N
award details Y N N N
$20,000 - $23,000 Y Y N N
$1,000 - $2,000
- N Y Y N
$19,000 - $22,000 N N Y N
$17,000 - $20,000 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • Ben
  • 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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