DUCA is a tuition-based summer learning experience. The fee is $4,000, which provides tuition, room, board, instructional materials and program activities for all participants. DUCA students that successfully complete the 5-week program are eligible for a $3,000 scholarship should they enroll at Drexel. Families are responsible for transportation to and from the program, pocket money, a residential life deposit that is refunded if all conditions are met, and for damages not covered by the deposit.
Students must remain in residence for the full 35-day program, including weekends. They are expected to arrive promptly for all classes and activities. There are open periods scheduled every day for personal use, but DUCA does not provide special facilities or alter schedules for formal athletic training, intensive music study or other commitments unrelated to the program.