Tuition and Costs

The University of Dayton is one of the most affordable private, Catholic universities in the country. Among comparable universities, it is an excellent value.

With our innovative and transparent tuition plan, we offer something very different from what you're likely to see from other schools: full disclosure and a four-year guarantee that students' scholarships and grants will grow dollar for dollar each year as tuition increases. In addition, families won't find any additional fees when they receive your bill.


Top students at the University of Dayton can receive more than $60,000 in merit scholarships over four years. Considering the University is known for its affordable tuition and is a top-tier Catholic research university, your students could earn a world-class education at an incredible value.

If you think some of your students may be right for the University of Dayton, review the scholarship chart to see how they match up. Students are automatically considered for a merit scholarship when they apply to UD, so students simply need to complete the Undergraduate Application for Admission and Scholarship or the Common Application to be considered.

Financial Aid

More than 90 percent of our students receive financial assistance including nonrepayable grants, scholarships, educational loans and part-time work study. We also offer a variety of alternative loans and payment plans to cover any balances remaining after deducting financial aid awards.

The first step in applying for financial aid is to apply for admission to the University of Dayton. The federal government requires that any student seeking need-based financial aid must first be admitted to a degree-seeking program.


Although we've provided you with a lot of information, chances are you still have questions. And we'd be happy to answer those for you! Feel free to contact an admission and financial aid counselor.

Office of Admission and Financial Aid
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1669

800-UD PRIDE (800-837-7433)

Financial aid information will be covered during the campus visit information session. High school seniors may schedule individual financial aid appointments in April.