Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
We believe that an education at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) is an excellent investment and our Financial Aid program is designed to help you afford that education. In an effort to better assist you through the financial aid application process, CDU provides counseling hours Monday through Friday,  9 AM to 6 PM, except holidays, available to students and their parents who have questions or would like further clarification regarding the Financial Aid process.

The 2013/2014 FAFSA is available now. For maximum Financial Aid eligibility for the 2013/2014 academic year, students must file by the April 2 priority deadline. Here are some mistakes to avoid when applying for Financial Aid.
Download a PDF 2013-14 FAFSA

Need to contact us?
The Financial Aid Office is located on the first floor of the Cobb Building. Stop by to see us or send your inquiry to:
Telephone: 323.563.4824
Fax: 323.563.4837

Office hours:
Monday through Friday, except holidays: 9 AM to 6 PM

Determining Financial Aid Eligibility
Your annual Cost of Attendance (COA) is the total amount of money that a college or university calculates is required to attend that specific institution. It usually includes direct costs (such as tuition, books and fees), as well as indirect costs (such as room and board, transportation and other miscellaneous education-related expenses). Generally, financial aid is intended to help bridge the gap between your COA and what you and your family can afford to contribute towards your education. Therefore, your financial aid eligibility is determined by subtracting your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)—as determined by your processed FAFSA application—from your total annual COA at a given school.
To estimate a projected cost of attendance, students are encouraged to utilize the Net Price Calculator .  

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    Federal Work Study

    Program Tuition Cost per Unit – 2013-2014
    (Tuition & Fees subject to change)

    • Associate of Science Degree Programs: $395 per unit
    • Professional Certificate Programs
      • Lower Division - $395 per unit
      • Upper Division - $494 per unit
    • Bachelor of Science Degree Programs: $494 per unit
    • Graduate Degree Programs (Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): $791 per unit

    Financial Aid Policies and Helpful Links