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International Scholarships and Costs

UD is pleased to provide a high-quality education at an excellent value. That’s why we value transparency in our pricing and scholarship awards. Please see below for information on undergraduate and graduate scholarships and costs.

Undergraduate

At UD, we want students to be able to understand the full estimated cost of their four-year degree up front. Our innovative Approach to Tuition helps undergraduate students plan for the costs associated with their education. What does this plan mean?

  1. Your tuition does not increase. Any scholarships you have received will increase each year to match any increases in our tuition. This means that you pay the same tuition amount each year (up to four years) for your education!
  2. No fees. On top of your tuition bill, many universities charge fees for things like labs, orientation, recreation, and more. UD does not charge fees. This means that you are only billed for your tuition, housing, and a meal plan. If you live off-campus, you are only billed for tuition!
  3. Textbook scholarship. Textbooks can be expensive and add up quickly. At UD, international students (excluding students who apply through UDayton Global) who visit campus in-person or schedule a video chat with one of our admission counselors can receive our Textbook Scholarship worth $500 per semester (up to $4,000 total over four years). For information on campus events and video chats, please click here.
  4. Cost outlook. Most universities will only tell you what the first year of your education will cost. At UD, we provide each accepted undergraduate student with an estimate of the cost of attendance. If you were accepted to UD, login to your Admission Account and click on the "Financial Aid" tab to access your cost outlook document.

UD is proud to offer international merit scholarships based on a student's academic qualifications. The majority of UD international undergraduate students receive an international merit scholarship upon acceptance.

Currently, international merit scholarships are worth up to $25,000 per year towards tuition costs. We do not offer fully-funded scholarships. To be considered for a merit scholarship as a first-year or transfer applicant, simply:

For more information on the application and admission process, including videos showing you how to apply, the list of required documents, and the link to our application, click here.


International students are charged the same tuition, housing, and meal plan rates as all other students.

Current Full Year Costs

  • Tuition: $44,890 (fall and spring semesters)
  • Living Expenses: $15,655 (includes UD housing and meal plan for 12 months)
  • Estimated Miscellaneous Expenses: $4,750

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

Please note that "Estimated Miscellaneous Expenses" are not billed by UD. This is an estimate of other expenses you may have, including airfare, ground transportation, and health insurance, for 12 months.


Looking for another affordable way to earn a UD education? 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.

Students begin their first two years of study at Sinclair before coming to UD to finish their last two years of study and earn a Bachelor's degree.

To learn more about the many benefits of the UD Sinclair Academy, please click here.


UD is required to collect financial documents from international students seeking to enter the United States on an F-1 student visa. Collecting financial documents allows UD to issue accepted students an I-20, which is a form that allows students to apply for and maintain an F-1 student visa. If you are required to submit financial documents, this will be reflected on your Admission Account checklist. Financial documents are required at the time of application.

Students must submit the following financial documents:

  • Bank Statement: The bank statement is from a financial institution and must show a minimum of $65,295 (in USD or the equivalent amount in a foreign currency) in cash funds. Property ownership documents, salary statements, and investment, retirement, and business accounts are not accepted. This amount reflects the estimated one-year cost of our education (tuition, housing, meal plan, and miscellaneous expenses).
  • Letter of Financial Support: The letter of financial support is only required if the bank statement is not in the applicant's name. The letter must be from all of the individual(s) paying for the student's education and state the relationship to the student (mother, father, uncle, aunt, sibling, etc.). The letter of financial support must also include the amount of money (in USD or foreign currency) that the individual(s) paying for the student's education will allocate for each year of study.

Financial documents must be issued in English or be accompanied by a certified English translation. Financial documents are valid for six months from their date of issue.

Instead of submitting a bank statement and letter of financial support, students can download and complete our Affidavit of Support (.pdf). Please note that the Affidavit of Support must be stamped by the financial institution.

If you are a student sponsored by your government or embassy, you may submit a copy of your sponsorship letter (or copy of the letter stating "For Admission Purposes Only") to complete the financial documents requirement.

Financial documents are currently being accepted via email at goglobal@udayton.edu


UD Payment Plan

The UD Payment Plan is a way for students to spread out the cost of each semester over a few months. This helps students budget and plan for each semester's expenses. To learn more about the UD Payment Plan, click here.

EducationUSA

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. 

To find your nearest advising center, visit https://educationusa.state.gov/

Organization of American States

Students living in a member country of the Organization of American States may be eligible for interest-free loans of 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. To see if your country is a member and to learn more about the loan opportunity, visit https://www.oas.org/en/rowefund/.

Student Loans

Student loans may be a way to bridge the gap between what a student is able to pay and the cost of their education after any scholarship awards. Student loans should be considered as a last resort after all other financial assistance opportunities have been explored. Generally, international students must apply for loans from financial institutions in their home country.


Graduate

UD is proud to offer over 50 graduate and 12 doctoral programs at affordable rates. While financial assistance for graduate programs is limited, in many cases, our graduate tuition costs are similar to those of U.S. public institutions.

Tuition costs for international graduate students vary for each program based on the number of credit hours for which you are registered. When preparing your I-20, which is a document that allows a student to apply for and maintain a U.S. F-1 student visa, we include your tuition costs and the university fee for which you will be billed for a full academic year. However, you will also have living and miscellaneous expenses. This combined total is the estimated cost entered on your I-20 to obtain your U.S. F-1 student visa.

The amount that you are responsible for paying will vary based on your program cost and whether or not you live on UD's campus.

Graduate Program Costs for I-20

 


UD is required to collect financial documents from international students seeking to enter the United States on an F-1 student visa. Collecting financial documents allows UD to issue accepted students an I-20, which is a form that allows students to apply for and maintain an F-1 student visa. If you are required to submit financial documents, this will be reflected on your Admission Account checklist. Financial documents are required at the time of application.

  • Bank Statement: The bank statement is from a financial institution and must show the amount required for the graduate program that the student is applying to (in USD or the equivalent in a foreign currency) in cash funds. Property ownership documents, salary statements, and investment, retirement, and business accounts are not accepted. This amount reflects the estimated one-year cost of your education (tuition, living expenses, and miscellaneous expenses).
  • Letter of Financial Support: The letter of financial support is only required if the bank statement is not in the applicant's name. The letter must be from all of the individual(s) paying for the student's education and state the relationship to the student (mother, father, uncle, aunt, sibling, etc.). The letter of financial support must also include the amount of money (in USD or foreign currency) that the individual(s) paying for the student's education will allocate for each year of study.

Financial documents must be issued in English or be accompanied by a certified English translation. Financial documents are valid for six months from their date of issue.

Instead of submitting a bank statement and letter of financial support, students can download and complete our Affidavit of Support (.pdf). Please note that the Affidavit of Support must be stamped by the financial institution.

If you are a student sponsored by your government or embassy, you may submit a copy of your sponsorship letter (or copy of the letter stating "For Admission Purposes Only") to complete the financial documents requirement.

Financial documents are currently being accepted via email at goglobalgraduate@udayton.edu


Select programs at the University of Dayton offer a limited number of assistantships. Assistantships typically provide tuition credits, a stipend, and/or housing credits.

To be considered for an assistantship, students must work directly with the department of the program for which they are applying. The Office of International and Graduate Admission is not involved in the application or decision process for assistantships.

To see if the program you are interested in offers assistantships, please visit the website of your program. Our full program listing can be found by clicking here and selecting "Graduate" or "Doctoral" from the degree level dropdown menu.


UD Payment Plan

The UD Payment Plan is a way for students to spread out the cost of each semester over a few months. This helps students budget and plan for each semester's expenses. To learn more about the UD Payment Plan, click here.

EducationUSA

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. 

To find your nearest advising center, visit https://educationusa.state.gov/

Organization of American States

Students living in a member country of the Organization of American States may be eligible for interest-free loans of 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. To see if your country is a member and to learn more about the loan opportunity, visit https://www.oas.org/en/rowefund/.

Student Loans

Student loans may be a way to bridge the gap between what a student is able to pay and the cost of their education after any scholarship awards. Student loans should be considered as a last resort after all other financial assistance opportunities have been explored. Generally, international students must apply for loans from financial institutions in their home country.


CONTACT

Office of International Admission

International and Graduate Admission House
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2713
855-664-5623
Email