Welcome Delaware Library Association employees

Delaware Library Association employees are eligible for exclusive education benefits and discounts toward a Drexel University degree completed online. This page includes your specific partner benefit information.

Through a collaboration between the Delaware Library Association employees and Drexel University Online, you can now earn a top-ranked degree or certificate and receive special tuition rates when you enroll in one of Drexel’s distinguished online programs. (Tuition reductions vary from program to program. To find out the exact reduction you will receive for your program of interest, please click on the Tuition tab at the top of this page.)

Drexel Partnership Features & Benefits:

  • 20% off the regular on-campus tuition rates for the online programs from the iSchool
  • Convenient online format; no commuting or career interruption
  • Top-ranked programs from one of "America's Best Colleges 2014"
  • Coincides with tuition reimbursement, loans, and grants
  • No application fee 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact a Drexel Applicant Services representative directly at (866) 803-0053 or via e-mail at partners@drexel.edu.

The following online programs are available to you at reduced rates through the Delaware Library Association employees-Drexel University Online partnership. When you apply, use DLA as your partner affiliation code to qualify for special tuition rates.


Online Graduate Programs

ProgramNext Deadline

Business
Goodwin College Non-Matriculated Option (All Programs)June 06, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Construction ManagementJune 06, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Creativity and InnovationSeptember 05, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Gaming and Casino OperationsAugust 29, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security ManagementAugust 22, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Real EstateJune 06, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Green ConstructionJune 06, 2014
MS in Arts AdministrationJuly 01, 2014
MS in CommunicationJune 02, 2014
MS in Construction ManagementJune 06, 2014
MS in Creativity and InnovationJune 06, 2014
MS in Hospitality ManagementAugust 29, 2014
MS in Professional StudiesSeptember 05, 2014
MS in Project ManagementAugust 29, 2014
MS in Property ManagementJune 06, 2014
MS in Sport ManagementAugust 08, 2014
Online Master's in Business AdministrationAugust 22, 2014

Clinical Research
Certificate of Study in Clinical ResearchApril 22, 2014
MS in Clinical Research for Health ProfessionalsApril 22, 2014
MS in Clinical Research Organization and ManagementApril 22, 2014
Quantitative Principles for Clinical Research CertificateApril 22, 2014

Education
Advanced Teaching and Curriculum CertificateJune 02, 2014
Certificate of Graduate Study in Mathematics Learning and TeachingSeptember 02, 2014
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and ManagementAugust 15, 2014
Graduate Certificate Applied Behavior AnalysisSeptember 02, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Adult EducationJune 02, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Advanced Teaching and CurriculumJune 02, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum DisordersJune 02, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Community College Admin and LeadershipJune 02, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Educational PolicySeptember 02, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Learning in Game-Based EnvironmentsSeptember 02, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Special Education LeadershipSeptember 02, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Student Development and AffairsJune 02, 2014
Graduate Education Non-MatriculatedJune 02, 2014
Graduate Intern Teaching Certification - SecondaryJune 02, 2014
Human Resource Development CertificateSeptember 02, 2014
Instructional Technology Specialist CertificateSeptember 02, 2014
M.S. in Applied Behavior AnalysisSeptember 02, 2014
MS in Education Improvement and TransformationSeptember 02, 2014
MS in Educational Administration & Leadership (Principal Certifications Available) September 02, 2014
MS in Global & International EducationSeptember 02, 2014
MS in Higher EducationSeptember 02, 2014
MS in Human Resource DevelopmentSeptember 02, 2014
MS in Learning TechnologiesSeptember 02, 2014
MS in Mathematics Learning and TeachingSeptember 02, 2014
MS in Special EducationSeptember 02, 2014
MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Advanced Studies TrackJune 02, 2014
MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Teacher Certification Track - Grades PreK-4 EducationJune 02, 2014
MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Teacher Certification Track - Secondary EducationJune 02, 2014
Post Bachelors Teaching Certification - Grades PreK-4 EducationJune 02, 2014
Post-Bachelors Teaching Certification - Secondary EducationJune 02, 2014
Principal's Certification ProgramSeptember 02, 2014
Professional Development CertificatesSeptember 02, 2014
School Principal CertificationSeptember 02, 2014
Special Education Certification ProgramSeptember 02, 2014
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) CertificateJune 02, 2014

Engineering
Graduate Certificate in Engineering ManagementJune 02, 2014
MS in Computer ScienceAugust 22, 2014
MS in Electrical EngineeringJune 02, 2014
MS in Engineering ManagementJune 02, 2014
MS in Engineering TechnologyJune 06, 2014
MS in Software Engineering - Computer Science TrackAugust 22, 2014
MS in Software Engineering - EngineeringJune 02, 2014
MS in Software Engineering - IST TrackAugust 22, 2014

Information Science/Systems
Advanced Certificate of Information Studies and TechnologyAugust 22, 2014
Certificate in Healthcare InformaticsAugust 22, 2014
MS in Health InformaticsAugust 22, 2014
MS in Information SystemsAugust 22, 2014
MS in Library & Information ScienceAugust 22, 2014
Post-Master's Archival Studies Specialist ProgramAugust 22, 2014
Post-Master's Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management SpecialistAugust 22, 2014
Post-Master's Digital Libraries Studies Specialist ProgramAugust 22, 2014
Post-Master's Youth Services Specialist ProgramAugust 22, 2014

Legal Studies
Graduate Certificate in Health Care ComplianceAugust 18, 2014
Graduate Certificate in NCAA Compliance and Sports LawAugust 18, 2014
Master of Legal StudiesAugust 18, 2014

Nursing & Health Professions
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate CertificateJune 01, 2014
Certificate in Advanced Practice in Hand and Upper Quarter RehabilitationAugust 01, 2014
Certificate in Advanced Practice in Pediatric RehabilitationAugust 01, 2014
Certificate in Forensic Trends and Issues in Contemporary HealthcareJune 06, 2014
Certificate in Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum DisordersAugust 08, 2014
Certificate of Advanced Study in Complementary and Integrative TherapiesMay 23, 2014
Certificate of Advanced Study in Holistic Hospice and Palliative CareAugust 08, 2014
Certificate of Advanced Study in Integrative Addiction TherapiesAugust 08, 2014
Doctor of Health Science in Rehabilitation SciencesAugust 01, 2014
Doctor of Nursing PracticeMay 01, 2014
Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate CertificateJune 01, 2014
Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice Post-Graduate CertificateAugust 08, 2014
Master Health AdministrationAugust 13, 2014
MHS in Physician Assistant Post-Professional Master’s ProgramMay 09, 2014
MSN Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse PractitionerJune 01, 2014
MSN Clinical Nurse LeaderMay 23, 2014
MSN Family Nurse PractitionerJune 01, 2014
MSN in Clinical Trials ResearchMay 23, 2014
MSN in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing PracticeMay 23, 2014
MSN in Nursing Education and Faculty RoleMay 23, 2014
MSN in Nursing Leadership in Health Systems ManagementMay 23, 2014
MSN Pediatric Acute Care Nurse PractitionerJune 01, 2014
MSN Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Dual Option)June 01, 2014
MSN Pediatric Primary Care Nurse PractitionerJune 01, 2014
MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse PractitionerJune 01, 2014
MSN Women’s Health/Gender Related Nurse PractitionerJune 01, 2014
Nursing Education and Faculty Role Post-Graduate CertificateAugust 08, 2014
Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate CertificateJune 01, 2014
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate CertificateJune 01, 2014
Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Clinical Trials ResearchAugust 08, 2014
Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Leadership in Health Systems ManagementAugust 08, 2014
Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Nursing Education and Faculty RoleAugust 08, 2014
Post-Bachelors Certificate in Innovation and Intra/Entre in Advanced PracticeAugust 08, 2014
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate CertificateJune 01, 2014
RN-MSN Bridge ProgramMay 23, 2014
Women's Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate CertificateJune 01, 2014

Professional Studies
Graduate Certificate in E-Learning LeadershipSeptember 05, 2014

Public Health
Certificate in Epidemiology and BiostatisticsSeptember 05, 2014
Certificate in Global HealthSeptember 05, 2014
Certificate in LGBT HealthSeptember 05, 2014

Online Undergraduate Programs

ProgramNext Deadline

Business
BS in Business AdministrationSeptember 05, 2014
BS in Property ManagementJune 06, 2014
Certificate in Fundamentals of Property Management June 06, 2014
Certificate in Retail LeadershipJune 06, 2014

Communications
BS in CommunicationJune 02, 2014
BS in Communications and Applied TechnologyJune 06, 2014

Criminal Justice
BS in Criminal JusticeJune 02, 2014

Education
BS in EducationJune 02, 2014

General Studies
BS in General Studies - Individualized StudiesJune 06, 2014
BS in General Studies with a minor in BusinessJune 06, 2014
Goodwin College Non-MatriculatedJune 06, 2014

Information Science/Systems
BS in Information Systems Degree Completion ProgramAugust 22, 2014
BS in Information Technology Degree Completion ProgramAugust 22, 2014

Nursing & Health Professions
BS in Health Services AdministrationJune 03, 2014
Certificate in Medical Billing and CodingJune 03, 2014
RN to BSN Online Degree Completion ProgramAugust 13, 2014

Professional Studies
BS in Professional StudiesJune 06, 2014
Certificate in Creativity and InnovationJune 06, 2014
Certificate in Emergency ManagementJune 06, 2014
Certificate in Gaming and Casino OperationAugust 29, 2014

Psychology
BS in PsychologyJune 02, 2014

Technology
BS in Computing and Security TechnologyJune 06, 2014
Certificate in Computing SecurityJune 06, 2014
Certificate in Cybersecurity, Law and PolicyAugust 22, 2014

Below is a breakdown of the current tuition reductions available to you and your immediate family. To qualify for your tuition reduction, you must enter your organization's affiliation code DLA on your application to qualify. If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail at partners@drexel.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: You must indicate your partnership affiliation code on your application when you apply to receive your tuition reduction. If you neglect to do so, you may submit an e-mail to your Partnership Liaison (see the left hand side of this page) indicating your affiliation and requesting that the appropriate code be added to your application record. This information must be received by the end of the second week of classes for the term you are applying to in order for the tuition reduction to be applied to the upcoming term. If it is not, your reduced tuition rate will be applied to the next available term. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. The 40% discount off Drexel's regular undergraduate tuition rate of $707 per credit applies only to new online matriculated students. If multiple discounts apply, students will be given the discount that is most favorable to them. Discounted tuition rates do not apply to on-campus residencies.

View the Archived Financial Aid Webinar to Learn More About Your Financing Options


Online Graduate Programs

ProgramRegular RateTuition ReductionFinal Tuition Rate

Business
Goodwin College Non-Matriculated Option (All Programs)$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
Graduate Certificate in Construction Management$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
Graduate Certificate in Creativity and Innovation$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
Graduate Certificate in Gaming and Casino Operations$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Management$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
Graduate Certificate in Real Estate$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Green Construction$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
MS in Arts Administration$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
MS in Communication$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
MS in Construction Management$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
MS in Creativity and Innovation$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
MS in Hospitality Management$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
MS in Professional Studies$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
MS in Project Management$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
MS in Property Management$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
MS in Sport Management$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
Online Master's in Business Administration$1255.00/credit10%$1129.50/credit

Clinical Research
Certificate of Study in Clinical Research$1005.00/credit0%$1005.00/credit
MS in Clinical Research for Health Professionals$1005.00/credit0%$1005.00/credit
MS in Clinical Research Organization and Management$1005.00/credit0%$1005.00/credit
Quantitative Principles for Clinical Research Certificate$1005.00/credit0%$1005.00/credit

Education
Advanced Teaching and Curriculum Certificate$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Certificate of Graduate Study in Mathematics Learning and Teaching$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management$1085.00/credit0%$1085.00/credit
Graduate Certificate Applied Behavior Analysis$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Graduate Certificate in Adult Education$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Graduate Certificate in Advanced Teaching and Curriculum$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Graduate Certificate in Community College Admin and Leadership$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Graduate Certificate in Educational Policy$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Graduate Certificate in Learning in Game-Based Environments$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Graduate Certificate in Special Education Leadership$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Graduate Certificate in Student Development and Affairs$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Graduate Education Non-Matriculated$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Graduate Intern Teaching Certification - Secondary$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Human Resource Development Certificate$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
MS in Education Improvement and Transformation$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
MS in Educational Administration & Leadership (Principal Certifications Available) $1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
MS in Global & International Education$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
MS in Higher Education$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
MS in Human Resource Development$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
MS in Learning Technologies$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
MS in Mathematics Learning and Teaching$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
MS in Special Education$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Advanced Studies Track$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Teacher Certification Track - Grades PreK-4 Education$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Teacher Certification Track - Secondary Education$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Post Bachelors Teaching Certification - Grades PreK-4 Education$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Post-Bachelors Teaching Certification - Secondary Education$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Principal's Certification Program$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Professional Development Certificates$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
School Principal Certification$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Special Education Certification Program$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Certificate$1085.00/credit25%$813.75/credit

Engineering
Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
MS in Computer Science$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
MS in Electrical Engineering$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
MS in Engineering Management$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
MS in Engineering Technology$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
MS in Software Engineering - Computer Science Track$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
MS in Software Engineering - Engineering$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit
MS in Software Engineering - IST Track$1085.00/credit20%$868.00/credit

Information Science/Systems
Advanced Certificate of Information Studies and Technology$1085.00/credit20%$868.00/credit
Certificate in Healthcare Informatics$1085.00/credit20%$868.00/credit
MS in Health Informatics$1085.00/credit20%$868.00/credit
MS in Information Systems$1085.00/credit20%$868.00/credit
MS in Library & Information Science$1085.00/credit20%$868.00/credit
Post-Master's Archival Studies Specialist Program$1085.00/credit20%$868.00/credit
Post-Master's Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management Specialist$1085.00/credit20%$868.00/credit
Post-Master's Digital Libraries Studies Specialist Program$1085.00/credit20%$868.00/credit
Post-Master's Youth Services Specialist Program$1085.00/credit20%$868.00/credit

Legal Studies
Graduate Certificate in Health Care Compliance$1100.00/credit0%$1100.00/credit
Graduate Certificate in NCAA Compliance and Sports Law$1100.00/credit0%$1100.00/credit
Master of Legal Studies$1100.00/credit10%$990/credit

Nursing & Health Professions
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Certificate$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Certificate in Advanced Practice in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Certificate in Advanced Practice in Pediatric Rehabilitation$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Certificate in Forensic Trends and Issues in Contemporary Healthcare$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Certificate in Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorders$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Certificate of Advanced Study in Complementary and Integrative Therapies$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Certificate of Advanced Study in Holistic Hospice and Palliative Care$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Certificate of Advanced Study in Integrative Addiction Therapies$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Doctor of Health Science in Rehabilitation Sciences$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Doctor of Nursing Practice$792.00/credit25%$594.00/credit
Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Certificate$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice Post-Graduate Certificate$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Master Health Administration$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
MHS in Physician Assistant Post-Professional Master’s Program$655.00/credit25%$491.25/credit
MSN Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
MSN Clinical Nurse Leader$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
MSN Family Nurse Practitioner$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
MSN in Clinical Trials Research$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
MSN in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
MSN in Nursing Education and Faculty Role$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
MSN in Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
MSN Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
MSN Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Dual Option)$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
MSN Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
MSN Women’s Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Nursing Education and Faculty Role Post-Graduate Certificate$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Certificate$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Certificate$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Clinical Trials Research$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Leadership in Health Systems Management$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Nursing Education and Faculty Role$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Post-Bachelors Certificate in Innovation and Intra/Entre in Advanced Practice$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Certificate$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
RN-MSN Bridge Program$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit
Women's Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Certificate$924.00/credit25%$693.00/credit

Professional Studies
Graduate Certificate in E-Learning Leadership$1085.00/credit10%$976.50/credit

Public Health
Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics$998.00/credit10%$898.20/credit
Certificate in Global Health$998.00/credit10%$898.20/credit
Certificate in LGBT Health$998.00/credit10%$898.20/credit

Online Undergraduate Programs

ProgramRegular RateTuition ReductionFinal Tuition Rate

Business
BS in Business Administration
     Business Courses:$762.00/credit10%$685.80/credit
     Non-Business Courses: $707.00/credit10%$636.30/credit
BS in Property Management$707.00/credit10%$636.30/credit
Certificate in Fundamentals of Property Management $707.00/credit10%$636.30/credit
Certificate in Retail Leadership$707.00/credit10%$636.30/credit

Communications
BS in Communication$707.00/credit40%$424.20/credit
BS in Communications and Applied Technology$707.00/credit10%$636.30/credit

Criminal Justice
BS in Criminal Justice$707.00/credit40%$424.20/credit

Education
BS in Education$707.00/credit20%$565.60/credit

General Studies
BS in General Studies - Individualized Studies$707.00/credit10%$636.30/credit
BS in General Studies with a minor in Business$707.00/credit10%$636.30/credit
Goodwin College Non-Matriculated$707.00/credit10%$636.30/credit

Information Science/Systems
BS in Information Systems Degree Completion Program$707.00/credit20%$565.60/credit
BS in Information Technology Degree Completion Program$707.00/credit20%$565.60/credit

Nursing & Health Professions
BS in Health Services Administration$707.00/credit40%$424.20/credit
Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding$707.00/credit25%$530.25/credit
RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Program$657.00/credit25%$492.75/credit

Professional Studies
BS in Professional Studies$707.00/credit10%$636.30/credit
Certificate in Creativity and Innovation$707.00/credit10%$636.30/credit
Certificate in Emergency Management$707.00/credit10%$636.30/credit
Certificate in Gaming and Casino Operation$707.00/credit10%$636.30/credit

Psychology
BS in Psychology$707.00/credit40%$424.20/credit

Technology
BS in Computing and Security Technology$707.00/credit40%$424.20/credit
Certificate in Computing Security$707.00/credit10%$636.30/credit
Certificate in Cybersecurity, Law and Policy$707.00/credit20%$565.60/credit

Financial Assistance for Your Online Education

You may not realize it – but you could be eligible to receive financial assistance for the Drexel Online academic program you choose. Through aid programs, grants, scholarships, and other student loans listed below, you can subsidize a substantial portion of your education.

Apply Early! It's important to submit your application as soon as possible to be deemed eligible for assistance. If you anticipate being dependent on federal loan or grant programs in order to start classes at Drexel, be aware that any federal loan or grant money for which you qualify will likely not be available to you until 8-10 weeks after you have completed ALL of the following tasks:

Drexel's posted application deadlines are designed to assure that students are admitted sufficiently in advance of the start of a term to obtain textbooks and complete other start-up and orientation activities. These deadlines are NOT designed to allow sufficient time to guarantee processing of financial aid requests.

Timely receipt of financial aid funds also assumes that the student pre-registers for courses and promptly responds to additional financial aid requests such as signing promissory notes, completion of federally required entrance counseling, and supplying documentation if selected for verification.

To qualify for federal financial aid, you will need to maintain enrollment on at least a half-time basis (6 quarter credits per term for undergraduate students and 4.5 quarter credits per term for graduate students). This generally works out to at least two courses per term. Loans are the only form of federal financial aid available to the vast majority of part-time students.

Forms Needed for Applying for Financial Aid

Watch & Learn

Take a look at our online financial aid presentations

Additional Financial Assistance Options

Contact A Financial Counselor

Financial counselors are available to answer any questions you may have.

Call (877) 215-0009 and select option 1, and then option 5.

Below are questions frequently received pertaining to online learning and the Drexel Partnership Program. If this list does not contain the information you were looking for or if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us toll-free at (866) 803-0053 or via e-mail at partners@drexelpro.com.


About Us

Can you tell me about Drexel Online?

Drexel Online is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drexel University offering innovative, Internet-based distance education programs to working professionals and corporations in the US and abroad. To learn more about Drexel Online, please click here.

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Can you tell me about Drexel University?

Drexel University is Philadelphia's technological university and a major, private US academic and research institution. Founded in 1891 by financier Anthony J. Drexel, the university is a recognized leader in the integration of technology in academic education. For more information about Drexel University, please click here.

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Is Drexel accredited? What are Drexel University’s rankings?

Drexel University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools. This is the highest accreditation authority for colleges in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and other locations overseas. Institutions such as Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Cornell, New York University, Princeton, and the University of Pennsylvania have the same accreditation. In addition, Drexelgrams enjoy the highest professional accreditations in their respective fields. For instance, our MBA programs are accredited by AACSB International, our Nursing programs by NLN, and our programs in library & information science by ALA. Drexel University has many highly ranked programs including several undergraduate engineering programs, an MBA degree program ranked among the best 25 Online MBA programs by the US News & World Report, and an MS program in library and information science ranked among the Top 10 nationally by U.S.News & World Report, with the specialization in Information Systems ranked #1.

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Do you offer the same curricula and degrees as the ones earned on campus?

Yes. The same content and rigorous academic standards apply in both. Our programs are usually taught by the same professors who teach on campus – typically tenured faculty members of Drexel University, with PhD degrees and distinctions for their research and expertise in the subjects they teach. There is no distinction between on-campus and online students. In fact, when you complete your degree, your diploma and university transcript will be the same as those of students who earn their degrees on campus.

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About Your Partnership

What is Drexel?

Drexel is an educational partnership program designed to allow working professionals the convenience of taking courses online with the affordability of reduced tuition rates. Along with your organization, Drexel University Online currently works with over 250 other corporations, health systems, school districts, and professional associations to offer degree programs to their employees and members at special reduced tuition rates. Drexel organizations come from areas all over the country and from a number of different industries including engineering, healthcare, business, public health, clinical research, technology, education, and much more!

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What do I have to do to make sure that I receive my special partner tuition reduction?

When you apply be sure to enter your organization’s partner affiliation code in the appropriate spot on the application. You can find your organization’s partner code on the left hand side of this page.

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I see that Drexel offers tuition reductions to partner students anywhere from 10% to 30% off. How do I know which discount I will receive?

Discounts vary by individual program. You can find out how much of a tuition reduction you will receive by clicking on the Tuition tab at the top of this page. This tab details how much the current tuition rate is, the percentage discount you will receive, and what your actual tuition rate will be for this academic year.

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Applying

Is there an application fee?

No. We have waived application fees for our online students.

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Do you award credit for prior learning experience?

Yes. Drexel University provides credit for prior learning for our Bachelor of Science in General Studies with a minor in Business, Bachelor of Science in General Studies - Individualized Studies, Bachelor of Science in Computing Security and Technology, and the Bachelor of Science in Communication and Applied Technology in the following ways: Transfer credit from other institutions, credit by examination, CLEP examinations, challenge examinations, and portfolio assessments. Once we receive your complete application package, and after review by the Admissions Committee, we will contact you concerning possible credit transfers. Students are evaluated individually and granted credit for courses completed at accredited colleges that are the equivalent to courses offered at Drexel University.

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Can I apply after the application deadline?

Even though we accept applications on a rolling basis, we must receive applications by the application deadline. To consider you for admission in the next available term, please see the program of your choice for application deadlines. In some programs, you may be able to join as a non-matriculated student and then matriculate as soon as you complete your application package. If you are unsure, call us toll-free at (877) 215-0009 or e-mail info@drexel.com.

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Do you offer self-paced, 'correspondence' programs?

No. All our programs have set dates when courses begin and end. Programs follow Drexel University's academic calendar. Students take courses in groups, with homework and assignments due on specified dates. However, students maintain the flexibility to decide when, within a week, they will study their course materials and attend online classes, since class sessions are asynchronous – they do not take place simultaneously for everybody at set times.

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What is a quarter credit? How does it compare to a semester credit?

Most Drexel University programs are structured on the quarter system. This means that we have four, ten-week long terms during the course of one year. Each semester credit is equal to 1.5 quarter credits. For instance, our Bachelor's in Communications and Applied Technology program, which has 180 quarter credits, is equal to 120 semester credits. Likewise, the minimum of 24 quarter credits required for admission to the bachelor's degree program is equal to 16 semester credits. Programs in Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions are structured according to the semester system.

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I have applied and would like to check the status of my application. Who should I contact?

Please contact the Applicant Services Department at (877) 215-0009 (toll-free).

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How It Works

How does it work? What is it like to take an online class?

Taking an online program is easy to understand:

Connecting

A student needs a personal computer with an Internet connection and uses a web browser to access our e-learning environment. Instructional materials come in text, graphics, audio and video formats and are available online 24/7. Students can download and print them as they wish.

Instruction

Instruction is delivered primarily asynchronously (i.e., where the teacher and learner are not physically at the same place at the same time). Students work with materials either on their own or in discussion groups. They interact directly with each other and with the faculty typically through e-mail, threaded discussions (online discussion boards), chat and web-based whiteboard facilities, and some times through voice or video communication during synchronous sessions.

Assignments

All readings, work sessions, assignments and other tasks are pre-specified and monitored on a continuous basis. Written assignments are submitted online. Exams are taken online. Access to grades and feedback from instructors are provided online. Click here for our online demo.

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Who teaches my courses?

Our programs are usually taught by the same professors who teach on campus – typically tenured faculty members of Drexel University, with PhD degrees and distinctions for their research and expertise in the subjects they teach. They follow the same curricula, standards and accreditation as our programs on campus.

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How do I interact with my instructor? How are online discussions conducted?

Interaction

Students interact with their professor on a regular basis using e-mail, threaded discussions or online chat rooms. In specific corporate programs, some real-time video/audio or even face-to-face interaction may be possible.

Class Discussions

Discussions are conducted online through 'threaded discussions' (online discussion boards). Students post comments on questions in response to their instructor or to their peers. Students can read and post comments any time during the day. Over time, these threaded discussions emulate face-to-face classroom discussions and become the primary space where student inquiries are addressed, points of views get debated and where an instructor can probe further into students’ understanding of key concepts. On some occasions, discussions may also take place 'real time' (i.e., at the same time) through 'chat' facilities available for this purpose. Chat participants talk to each other 'live' by typing back and forth messages that appear on the screen as they are being typed. And of course, students and instructors also interact via e-mail.

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How much time does an online class take?

The total time to complete an online course (i.e., studying materials, attending lectures, interacting, completing assignments) is usually equivalent to that of an on-campus program. You have the extra flexibility to 'attend class' (i.e., read materials, watch lectures on your PC, interact in web-based discussions and complete assignments) whenever you want during the week.

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How many people are in a class?

This varies depending on the program, but the number is usually not much different from what you would expect from most traditional classroom settings (i.e., a maximum number of 20-30). We keep class sizes smaller in courses that require more intense interaction.

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How does grading take place?

Grading takes place in a similar manner to traditional, classroom-based education. The only difference is that most assessment activities are web-based. You complete assignments and take exams online.

In some rare cases, exams may be proctored at specified locations.

 

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How can I access the library?

Students to Drexel's online programs are provided access to the same resources as traditional con-campus students. This includes full access to Drexel University's online library. For more information please click here.

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How can I order books?

Textbooks can be ordered online from the Drexel University Online Bookstore located at http://drexel.bncollege.com. You may also consult the on-campus bookstore or you individual course syllabus.

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What hardware and software do I need?

Students need particular hardware and software to successfully participate in our online programs. Typically, a configured personal computer and access to the Internet is all you need. Some programs require specific software, which is available to students free of charge. Applicants may use our automated system check or read our technical requirements for more information.

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Making Your Final Decision

I have seen many Online university programs advertised recently. How do I choose? Why is your program better?

Online vs. On-Campus

At Drexel University you will attend an online program from a major, private, non-profit academic and research institution. You will be taught by the same faculty teaching on campus, usually tenured professors with PhD degrees and national recognition for their research and expertise in the subjects they teach.

Your degree will be the same as the one earned on the Drexel campus in Philadelphia. It will be accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools as well as the highest professional accreditation authority in your field (i.e. AACSB, NLN, ALA).

Quality Education

Our online programs provide quality education and lead to credentials respected by employers. Completing our programs allows you to add the power of the Drexel name to your resume. Some of the recently established, online institutions cannot match our 110-year history and reputation.

  • They may use instructors who teach part-time instead of full-time faculty members.
  • They may lack our breadth of accreditation and program distinctions.

We also note the interactive design of our programs (offering ample communication with your instructors and peers, use of multimedia, individualized counseling, class format, structured calendar) vs. the self-paced, 'you-are-on-your-own' approach of other online programs. Your education is a significant investment. We recommend that you do careful research before you commit to a program. Stay away from unaccredited providers (also known as 'diploma mills'). Learn more about the institution you want to appear in your resume. Choose the program that fits better to your personal interests and professional aspirations.

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What is better, an e-Learning or an on-campus program?

To answer this question, we believe you need to consider the following factors:

QUALITY. In all degree programs that we offer online, we apply the same academic standards as on campus. Usually the same faculty members teach, drawing on the same curriculum as on campus.

PEDAGOGY. Through our system, interaction, which is sometimes perceived as a weak element of e-learning, often proves to be better both in depth and breadth compared to a typical classroom setting. For instance, our 'threaded discussion' facility permits students to demonstrate their thinking in a deliberate, thoughtful fashion, and for the teacher to see a learner's thought process. Students do not have to compete for 'air time' as often happens in traditional classes, and they can better think through their comments.

RECOGNITION. Completing our online programs you will receive the same, respected Drexel degree as on campus. Nothing about your diploma or transcripts differentiates you as an 'online' student.

CONVENIENCE. In this aspect, e-learning has great advantages, especially if you are a working professional or have family commitments that may prevent you from going to campus.

In the end, the answer to 'what is best' depends on the individual's priorities and preferences. An on-campus program may be more appropriate for those who value most the extensive face-to-face interaction, or those who do not feel comfortable with computers. On the other hand, when commuting to campus, work-life balance, and time-out-of-work are the most important considerations, e-learning presents a great possibility.

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Who is e-Learning for?

It is probably not for everyone, but it’s certainly very appropriate for most working adults with at least some prior, college-level education.

As an e-Learning student you need a basic familiarity with computers and the Internet. You do not need to be an expert in computing. You have to be comfortable with using a personal computer and Microsoft Office (e.g., MS Word, MS PowerPoint), know how to use an Internet browser (i.e., Internet Explorer) and how to communicate via e-mail. Most of the interaction with your instructors and peers will be via e-mail, online chat and 'threaded discussions' (online discussion forums), so you need to be comfortable with these applications.

You also need to be somewhat disciplined as a learner and committed to your education; which makes e-Learning more appropriate for adult learners who have already mastered the skill of learning through at least some prior college-level, or equivalent, education.

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What are the benefits for students?

We believe we offer convenient quality education online at a lower, total cost than equivalent education on campus. We also provide opportunities for career advancement and academic credit while you receive training at your workplace. For a more detailed discussion, please click here.

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What is the quality of e-Learning compared to traditional, classroom-based education?

As indicated in a study by the Alfred P. Sloan foundation "The medium is rarely the issue; it is good pedagogy that matters. Good and bad results can be produced by good and bad teaching." At Drexel Online we are fortunate to draw on a long history of curricular and technological innovation. We have applied these lessons to develop a highly interactive educational experience that keeps students engaged, and helps them learn more and perform better in their studies and beyond.

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Other

What is the difference between courses offered via Drexel University Online and those I can take online as a regular, on-campus student at Drexel University?

Our courses are regular Drexel University courses offered by the Colleges and Schools of Drexel University. They are taught by Drexel faculty, follow the same standards and lead to the same accredited degrees and other credentials as other programs offered by Drexel University either on campus or online. Drexel University Online is the online education subsidiary of Drexel University – a separate entity from your College. The students in courses offered via Drexel University Online are primarily working professionals (average age is 36). They attend entirely online (never have to come to campus), usually part-time, and may live anywhere in the US or abroad.

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How do I login to a Drexel course offered via Drexel University Online?

Most of the courses featured in our eCatalog run on the Blackboard learning management system (as opposed to the WebCT system that is used for many Drexel University web-enabled, on-campus courses). The Blackboard login page is http://drexel.blackboard.com. Students login with their normal Drexel username and password. You will not be able to login to Blackboard until shortly before the beginning of the term for which you have registered. If you register right before the beginning of the term, or after the term begins, there may be a delay of up to 48 hours between the time you register in Banner and when the course shows up in Blackboard. WebCT is used for our Engineering Management courses. LeBow College courses run on the eCollege platform. Please contact the LeBow College for more information.

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Do I need a textbook? How do I order textbooks?

Most courses we offer require one or more textbooks. The official site for ordering textbooks for our courses is the Drexel University Online Bookstore located at http://direct.mbsbooks.com/drexelelearning.htm. Some textbooks may not be available in the campus bookstore. Online courses offered via other Drexel colleges are available from the campus bookstore, or as otherwise indicated in the course syllabus.

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How will I receive official communications from Drexel University Online and my online course instructor?

Official communications will be sent via your Drexel e-mail account and/or within the Blackboard system. It is very important for you to have access to your Drexel e-mail account and to check it often.

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What is the schedule for courses offered via Drexel University Online?

Our courses follow the academic calendar of Drexel University. All programs run on the quarter system (click here for the university quarter academic calendar) except for the Advanced Physician Assistant program through the of the College of Nursing & Health Professions and the Certificate of Study in Clinical Research and the MS in Clinical Research Organization and Management through the College of Medicine which run as semester-based programs (click here for the university semester academic calendar). They start on the first day of the term and end on the last day of the term. Within the term, most courses follow a week-to-week schedule with readings, assignments, quizzes and other activities due at specific deadlines set by the instructor. Our classes are not “self-paced”. You must keep up with your assignments as the term progresses.

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Is there an orientation program for students new to online learning and/or the Blackboard system?

Yes. All students have the opportunity to take an online orientation course on Blackboard. The orientation course includes a browser test to make sure your PC meets technical requirements.

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How difficult are courses offered via Drexel University Online? Are they easier than regular Drexel University courses?

All the courses we offer are regular Drexel University courses. They are just as rigorous as Drexel courses offered on campus. Each course has been developed by and is taught by Drexel University faculty. And they lead to the same, accredited degrees or other credentials you would earn on campus.

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How does tuition and billing work for a course offered via Drexel University Online?

Currently enrolled Drexel students that register for one of our courses will be charged just as they would be for the same course offered on campus, with the exception that all undergraduate classes are charged at the regular “day” part-time rate, not the lower Goodwin College rate. Full-time undergraduate tuition covers Drexel University Online courses in the same way as it covers any other Drexel course. Charges for Drexel's online courses are included in the regular bill you receive from the University Bursar's Office – you will not receive a special bill.

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Where do I go for technical support?

Contact information for help resources may be found at www.drexel.com/help/.

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Engineering
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Nursing & Health Professions
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Professional Studies
Graduate Certificate in E-Learning Leadership

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Technology
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