How Drury Tuition Is Paid

Educational costs are met by Drury families in three ways: 

  1. The full cost may be covered by personal or family resources. The total bill is paid in full two weeks before the start of the semester, or a percentage of the full amount is paid and that balance is due in accordance with the deferred payment plan.

  2. The student may qualify for financial aid that is awarded directly through the university and is credited to the student’s bill by Student Financial Services. These kinds of financial aid awards are made annually and the amount awarded is divided equally between charges for the fall and spring semesters. Full-time enrollment (12 hours) is required to receive most of the following.

Listed are examples of institutional scholarships and grants that are directly credited to the student’s bill:

  • Dean’s Scholarship
  • Trustee Scholarship
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
  • Activity Grant
  • Presidential Scholarship
  • Endowed Scholarship

After application of the financial aid award, the balance due to the university is the responsibility of the student or parents and must be paid in full two weeks before the start of the semester, or in accordance with an agreed upon plan for deferred payment.

The student may receive financial aid from the federal or state government which is paid to Drury University and applied to the student’s account. If the application of one or more awards from the federal or state government creates a credit balance on the student’s account, the student may be eligible for a refund.

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Bright Flight
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan
  • Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program
  • Federal Direct Student Loan

Drury University reserves the right to withdraw part or all of any Drury-funded scholarship if a student’s tuition is paid in full or in part by an outside/government agency.

  1. Federal College Work-Study

Students are required to visit the Human Resources office at the beginning of the semester to arrange a work assignment. On the 15th of each month, beginning September 15, students will receive a work-study payroll payment for the hours worked after a time record has been approved and submitted by their supervisor. Students may use this money to make payments on their accounts. Billing for tuition and other expenses will not be delayed nor can an account be credited because a work-study payment is expected.