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Cost of Tuition FAQs
What is the University of Dayton's approach to tuition?
The University of Dayton's innovative approach to tuition for incoming, full-time (12 to 18 credit hours per semester) undergraduate students includes scholarships that increase in value each year to cover tuition increases, and there are no additional fees that will surprise your family when you receive your bill. Simply stated, what you pay as a first-year student is what you will pay as a senior; your net tuition cost never increases during your four-year UD education.
In addition, the University of Dayton offers up to $4,000 in textbooks to students who attend a campus visit and submit the FAFSA, so families have peace of mind and know exactly how to plan for a successful future.
Our transparent model benefits families of returning students, too, as there are no additional fees or surcharges for things like courses, labs, orientation, etc. Returning students should contact Flyers First with questions regarding their financial aid award.
What are the benefits?
You'll receive a four-year overview of your costs, which include not only your tuition, but also your estimated costs for housing, meals, etc. This way, you know the true cost of education and can feel confident in the cost of a UD education. In addition, the University does not charge any fees or surcharges (which are often hidden costs). Our approach allows your family to financially plan for your entire UD education with no surprises when seeing the bill. Our goal is to be as transparent as possible and provide you with peace of mind when it comes to cost.
When will I receive my personalized four-year prospectus?
After a close review of your academic credentials and your family's financial circumstance, the Office of Admission and Financial Aid will create your personalized four-year financial aid prospectus. This prospectus will include your four-year outlook, which shows the net tuition cost for the next four years, along with your detailed financial aid award. This prospectus will be mailed to you in late March.
Are there fees or surcharges?
No. The University has eliminated all fees and surcharges (including course fees, orientation fees, lab fees, graduation fees, etc.). At other universities, these hidden expenses can cost you more than $12,000 over four years.
How many credit hours can students take under the tuition plan?
As part of your tuition, you can take 144 semester hours over eight semesters. Working closely with your academic adviser, you may graduate with a major and a minor — or even a double major.
How does the tuition plan work if I plan to co-op?
The tuition plan is valid for eight semesters of full-time academic study. The plan is placed on hold during co-op terms and will resume once you have returned to classes.
What if changes occur to my family's financial situation?
Special circumstances are always considered, and our admission and financial aid staff will work with your family individually.
How do I remain eligible for the tuition plan?
Simply file the FAFSA each year, meet academic requirements as a full-time student (12-18 credit hours per semester) and be a responsible member of the University of Dayton community.