Paying for School

Drake University is committed to providing the highest quality education and student services at the lowest possible cost.

Click here to view standard Cost of Attendance Budgets for Drake University.


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication:$650/Credit Hour
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication in Public Relations:$650/Credit Hour
Master of Arts in Communication:$663/Credit Hour
Master of Business Administration:$718/Credit Hour
Master of Science in Business Analytics:$714/Credit Hour
Master of Jurisprudence:$867/Credit Hour
Master of Public Administration:$714/Credit Hour
Master of Science in Education:$520/Credit Hour
Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics:$714/Credit Hour
Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology:$600/Credit Hour

To help students achieve the next level of success, Drake University works hard to provide affordable tuition rates, financial assistance and financial aid options, including:  

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans: Online graduate students may qualify for unsubsidized loans, which allow eligible students to borrow money to help cover tuition, living expenses, books, and other expenses.

  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: As a graduate student, you may be eligible for a Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan. This low-interest, credit-based federal loan provides funds to cover additional educational expenses not met by other types of aid.

  • Employer Tuition Support Plan: If your employer reimburses you for all or part of your tuition costs after the end of each semester, you may be eligible for tuition deferment from Drake, allowing you to pay for your tuition upon receipt of funds.

  • Veteran Benefits: Drake University is committed to providing our online veteran students with the same support and financial aid resources available to our on-campus students. Eligible students may qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program, Post 9/11 G.I. Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation, Dependents Educational Assistance and the REAP Reserve Educational Assistance Program.

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