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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 for 2023-24

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
Tuition: $47,600
Housing: $9,360
Food: $6,280

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

Budget for Full-Time Student Resident
Tuition (12 – 18 hours) $47,600
Housing $9,360*
Food $6,280*
Books/Supplies Allowance        $1,000
Personal Spending $1,925**
Transportation $1,100
Total Student Budget $67,265

* 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.

** Personal Spending includes laundry, recreation, and federal loan fees.

Budget for Full-Time Student Commuter
Tuition (12 – 18 hours) $47,600
Living Allowance $2,750*
Books/Supplies Allowance        $1,000
Personal Spending $1,925**
Transportation $1,100
Total Student Budget $54,375

 * Commuter Living Allowance is based upon federal recommendation.

** Personal Spending includes laundry, recreation, and other personal needs.

Budget for Part-Time Student Off-Campus
Tuition (12 – 18 hours) $16,720
Books/Supplies Allowance.    $400
Personal Spending $2,500
Total Student Budget $19,620