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Tuition Plan FAQs for Undergraduates

The University of Dayton's innovative approach to tuition for incoming, full-time (12 to 18 credit hours per semester) undergraduate students includes a transparent four-year overview of your costs upfront. While many other schools focus on first-year costs, at UD, we provide details of your full education investment. In addition, there are no hidden fees that will surprise your family when you receive your bill. That means you can be confident in our costs and your plan for success.

In addition, the University of Dayton offers up to $4,000 in textbooks over four years 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.

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 your plans for a UD education. In addition, the University does not charge any hidden fees or surcharges, which can add up to $20,000 over four years at other institutions. 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. 

After a close review of your academic credentials and your family's financial circumstance, the Office of Recruitment and Admission will create your personalized four-year financial aid offer. This offer will include your four-year outlook, which shows the net tuition cost for the next four years, along with your detailed financial aid award.

Financial aid offers are sent beginning in January and continue to be sent throughout the spring on a rolling basis.

No. The University has eliminated hidden fees and surcharges (including course fees, orientation fees, lab fees, graduation fees, etc.) and you will be provided all direct costs upfront in your financial aid offer. At other universities, these hidden expenses can cost you more than $20,000 over four years.

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.

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.

Special circumstances are always considered, and our admission and financial aid staff will work with your family individually.

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.


Office of Recruitment and Admission

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