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Graduate Funding

The following are options through which CCI graduate students may offset the cost of their degrees.

CCI Incentives

The Dean's Fellowship award is available to Masters students based on merit. Students with a 3.7 or higher cumulative GPA from a completed undergraduate or graduate degree will be granted a $250 reduction per graduate credit. Students comply with an understanding form that must be completed in order to keep the award. Drexel University offers this award to full time (on campus or online) applicants.

Currently, CCI also offers this award to part time (on campus or online) applicants.

All CCI Master's level applicants will be reviewed for the Dean's Fellowship. For other opportunities please visit Drexel's Grants & Scholarships page.

Credit for Work Experience

MS(LIS), MSIS and MSHI students can be awarded up to three courses (9 credits) for relevant, professional-level work experience related to the degree being pursued. More information and connected forms can be found here.

Partner Organization Discount

Every student in a master's program or graduate level certificate program  at CCI may be the recipient a partner discount. Drexel Pro is an educational partnership program. If you are a member of a partner organization, you could benefit from tuition reductions that range from 10-20% off the regular Drexel University tuition rate. Examples of participating organizations include: The American Library Association, ASIS&T, and WebJunction. More information can be found here.

CCI Scholarships

CCI has several scholarships for master's level students which range in monetary value, typically with them being lower than the Partner discount (20%). The amount is not released until the scholarship is awarded. Any scholarship given will be applied for the Winter term in which it was awarded. Applications for scholarships open in the fall The list of scholarships can be found here.

Student Loans

For all federal need-based aid programs please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Drexel school code - 003256.

Visit Drexel Central website for details regarding how to apply for aid, loans, and more. Both subsidized and unsubsidized information is available. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of two classes to qualify for federal financial aid.

GI Bill for Veterans

The GI Bill is for veterans who served on continuous active duty for at least 181 days beginning January 31, 1955 or later and/or for dependents of veterans who died or are permanently disabled as a result of service in the armed forces.

Please contact your local Department of Veteran Affairs for details. VA students must certify their GI Bill benefits by completing the certification form.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Through this program, a partnership between the federal government and Drexel, the University matches the government's contribution to the cost of an education, allowing eligible veterans to attend Drexel with no out-of-pocket expenses. To determine eligibility, visit  For more information about Drexel's participation in the program, click here.

Private Scholarships

Businesses and professional industry organizations offer many types of scholarships and awards. Aside from searching on the internet, you can visit Drexel's library for available resources.

Full Time Employment with Drexel University

Drexel University full time employees are eligible to receive tuition remission benefits. Please visit Drexel Jobs to search for opportunities and Drexel HR to review the Tuition Remission Program.  

Alumni Discount

There is a 30% Post-Master's Specialist Program Discount for CCI (formerly of The iSchool, College of Information Science & Technology) Alumni. In addition, alumni can register as non-matriculated students in our online courses at a 50% discount. Only two successfully completed courses can be transferred into any other CCI master's or certificate program. Alumni may take up to two discounted courses per year. Interested alumni should contact their advisor.