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Undergraduate Tuition and Costs

A UD Education is Within Reach

Rooted in our Catholic, Marianist traditions, the University of Dayton is dedicated to being transparent, affordable and ensuring student success. And with high graduation rates and post-placement success rates, UD is an excellent value.

Choosing a college that provides the greatest value is an important task. We encourage you to inquire about the true cost of each school you are considering — not just in terms of your first year but for all four years of your college experience.

A Transparent Approach

At UD, you'll understand the full four-year cost of your education up-front, and there are no fees or surcharges. That means there are no surprises, so you can be confident in our costs and plan for success.

Undergraduate Costs and Budget

At UD, tuition is the same for all full-time undergraduate students, regardless of major. Since the University of Dayton is a private institution, there are no out-of-state charges.

Direct Costs for an Academic Year
for U.S. Students

Direct Costs 2024-25
Tuition: $49,140
Incoming First Year Housing:* $9,730
Food:* $6,590
Total Direct Costs: $65,460

Direct Costs for an Academic Year
for International Students

Direct Costs 2024-25
Tuition: $49,140
Incoming First Year Housing:* $9,730
Food:* $6,590
Misc:** $3,725
Total Direct Costs: $69,185

* Housing allowance is based upon a double (two person) room cost and the average housing cost for a student. Food allowance is based on the Flex Meal Plan and average cost for 3 meals/day for students. Housing and food budgets are estimated based on occupancy during fall and spring semesters (10 months). International student budgets are based on 12 months.

** International student budgets include additional miscellaneous expenses.

Tuition Charges 2024-25

Undergraduate 2024-25 Tuition by Hour for a Semester
Full-time – 12 to 18 credit hours $24,570
Each credit hour over 18 $1,760
Part-time - 1 to 11 credit hours (per credit hour) $1,760
Audit Rate (per credit hour) $880
Adult Degree Advancement Program (ADAP) per hour - 40% discount

$1,060

Summer 2024 tuition charge per credit hour $990

Budgets

The Office of Financial Aid establishes annual student budgets to reflect a realistic cost of attendance. These budgets include both your direct (billable) costs, above, and those non-billable costs associated most commonly with college. We then use this budget to determine your eligibility for financial aid.

Per federal regulation, the combination of financial assistance received by the student from all sources cannot exceed the established student budget.

Sample Student Budgets 2024-25

Budget for Full-Time Student Resident
Tuition (12 – 18 hours) $49,140
Housing $10,210*
Food $6,590*
Books/Supplies Allowance       $1,000
Personal Spending $1,925**
Transportation $1,100
Loan Fees $70
Prof./Lic./Cert. Fee Allowance  $50
Total Student Budget $70,085

* Housing allowance is based upon a double (two person) room cost and the average housing cost for a student. Food allowance is based on the Flex Meal Plan and average cost for 3 meals/day for students. Housing and food budgets are estimated based on occupancy during fall and spring semesters (10 months). International student budgets are based on 12 months.

** Personal Spending represents an allowance for expenses that include personal hygiene needs, recreation and federal loan fees.

Note: Loan Fees will only be included in the COA for FAFSA filers.

Note: Prof./Lic./Cert. Fee Allowance is an estimate of potential costs a student may experience as part of their academic program.


Budget for Full-Time Student Resident
Tuition (12 – 18 hours) $49,140
Housing $1,390*
Food $2,760**
Books/Supplies Allowance      $1,000
Personal Spending $1,925***
Transportation $1,100
Loan Fees $70
Prof./Lic./Cert. Fee Allowance $50
Total Student Budget $57,435

* Housing allowance is estimated based on average utility expenses for 8 months.

** Meal Expense is estimated based on USDA moderate meal expenses.

* Personal Spending represents an allowance for expenses that include personal hygiene needs, recreation and federal loan fees.

Note: Loan Fees will only be included in the COA for FAFSA filers.

Note: Prof./Lic./Cert. Fee Allowance is an estimate of potential costs a student may experience as part of their academic program.


Budget for Part-Time Student Off-Campus
Tuition* $16,960
Books and Supplies $400
Meal Expenses $2,760
Personal $1,925
Transportation $1,100
Loan Fees $70
Prof./Lic./Cert. Fee Allowance $50
Total Student Budget $23,265

* Eight hours per term at $1,060/hour.