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International Undergraduate Tuition and Costs

An Affordable Top Education

The University of Dayton is committed to transparency and affordability. Why? We want you to have peace of mind when it comes to cost, so you are positioned for a successful future.

Explore this page to learn about tuition and costs, as well as ways to make a UD education even more affordable with scholarships and more.

To help you plan ahead, we have an innovative approach as you plan for anticipated expenses associated with your education.

Most universities will only tell you what the first year of your education will cost. UD provides each accepted undergraduate student with a personalized four-year overview of cost.

Many universities charge additional fees for labs, orientation, recreation, and more. UD does not charge any fees. This means that you are only billed for your tuition, housing, and a meal plan. If you live in a non-UD owned residence, you are only billed for tuition!

Students who visit campus or schedule a video chat with one of our admission counselors can receive our textbook scholarship worth up to $500 per semester for up to four years at UD. Students applying through UDayton Global are ineligible.

Please note, the tuition plan benefits above are available to international students applying directly to the University of Dayton. Students applying through UDayton Global enjoy other benefits and services. Learn more.

Tuition and Costs

All University of Dayton students are charged the same tuition, housing, and meal plan rates.

Academic year beginning Fall 2024 Full Year Costs

  • Tuition: $49,140 (fall and spring semesters)
  • Living Expenses: $18,250 (includes UD housing and meal plan for 12 months)
  • Estimated Miscellaneous Expenses: $3,725 (estimated for 12 months)

The amount you are responsible for paying will vary after any scholarships you receive are applied to your tuition costs.

Please note that the "Estimated Miscellaneous Expenses" are not billed by UD. These anticipated additional expenses include mandatory health insurance, transportation, books etc. for 12 months.

Please review the additional information indicating how to obtain your visa. This includes the documents you are required to provide to our office to prepare your immigration documents.

Additional financial documentation is required as part of the application process. Please review the international undergraduate admission page for additional information.

Types of Aid


Merit Scholarships

The majority of international undergraduate students receive an international merit scholarship from the University of Dayton upon admission.

Merit scholarships are worth up to $30,000 per year towards tuition costs. All students are automatically considered for a merit scholarship when we receive your application and required documents. The University of Dayton does not offer full tuition scholarships.

We encourage you to review details on the application process.

Textbook Scholarship

You may be eligible to earn up to $4,000 over four years to cover the cost of your textbooks. A campus visit or video visit is required to be awarded this scholarship.

Summer Scholarships

MPOWER will be awarding $8,000 USD this summer to support 12 international students in funding their educational dreams. On the first day of every month this summer, head to MPOWER's website to find out the scholarship theme for that month. Applications will be open until the last Friday of the month.

Additional Resources

Our payment plan allows students and their families to make monthly payments on university billed expenses. This plan is designed to help you in budgeting for your educational costs. Please visit our webpage for more information on the University of Dayton’s Payment Plan.

All University of Dayton students may apply for employment opportunities on campus. Positions are available in many departments and the hourly rate is based on experience and job description. Additional information regarding our student employment program can be found on the Career Services website.

EducationUSA is a U.S. State Department network of over 430 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries and territories. EducationUSA provides a variety of resources for international students pursuing higher education in the United States, including the admissions process, finances, the student visa process, and living in the U.S. Please visit to locate the nearest advising center.

Students living in a member country of the Organization of American States may be eligible for interest-free loans up to $15,000 USD towards the cost of their U.S. higher education. The Organization of American States includes many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Please visit to verify your country is a member and to learn more about the loan opportunity.

Student loans should be considered as a last resort after all other financial assistance opportunities have been explored. This option may help bridge the gap between the cost of your education after any scholarship awards have been received and what you and your family are able to pay towards the remaining cost. You must apply for loans from financial institutions in your home country.

Another Affordable Option

The UD Sinclair Academy provides students with opportunities and experiences through our partnership with Sinclair Community College, located just minutes away from UD in Dayton.