Undergraduate Merit Scholarships:

Father Chaminade scholarship: $48,000-$62,000 (gpa: B, ACT: 21-27, SAT: 1060-1290)
Deans' Merit Scholarship: $68,000-$78,000 (gpa: B+, ACT: 27-29, SAT: 1260-1350)
President's Merit scholarship: $82,000-$90,000 (gpa: A-, ACT: 29-36, SAT: 1330-1600)
Trustees' Merit scholarship: $92,000-$98,000 (gpa: A, ACT: 32-36, SAT: 1420-1600)


As one of the most affordable private, Catholic schools in the country, the University of Dayton is an excellent value. Our graduates possess the skills, knowledge and values needed for success in the ever-changing world.  

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships worth up to $98,000 (over four years) are available. Your merit scholarship is based on test scores (ACT or SAT) and GPA, and you will automatically be considered for a merit scholarship when you apply for admissionThe scholarship ranges are four-year amounts that include eligibility for our Textbook and Study Abroad Scholarships.


The University invests $164 million in our students each year through generous financial aid awards. More than 90 percent of our students receive financial assistance including scholarships, nonrepayable grants, educational loans and part-time work study. Alternative loans and payment plans can also help you cover any remaining costs.

To be considered for need-based financial aid (including grants and loans), you should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can submit the FAFSA beginning in October by using tax information from the "prior-prior" year. In other words, students enrolling in fall 2019 will use 2017 tax information. To make the process even simpler, most families can electronically transfer their tax information directly into the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). Learn more about filing the FAFSA and the DRT.

This change is a benefit to your family, as it means you can submit your FAFSA earlier — and without needing to complete any new tax forms. You will also receive your financial aid award sooner, which will help you make an informed college choice.

four-year approach

Our innovative and transparent tuition plan is very different from what you're likely to see from other schools. At UD, the tuition you pay will stay the same all four years, and there are no fees. That means there are no surprises, so you can be confident in our costs and plan for success.

The scholarship figures on this page are for informational purposes only. Final scholarship awards will be based on your academic record, as well as the quality and strength of the applicant pool.

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Office of Admission and Financial Aid

Albert Emanuel Hall 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1602