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Welcome to the Net Price Calculator

Welcome to the University of Dayton's Net Price Calculator. We're happy you are beginning to explore how to plan and pay for your college education. By using the net price calculator, you’ll get an estimate of your financial aid eligibility and out-of-pocket expenses.

The University of Dayton is one of the most affordable private, Catholic schools in the country, and among comparable universities, it is an excellent value. Our graduates possess the independence, skills, knowledge and values preparing them for success in the ever-changing world. A University of Dayton education is a lifetime investment, appreciating over time.

With our innovative and transparent tuition plan you get something very different from what you're likely to see from other schools: full disclosure in our costs and the comfort that your scholarships and grants will grow each year as tuition increases. In addition, you won't find any additional fees or surcharges when you receive your bill, so there will never be any surprises.

The University invests $120 million in our students each year through generous financial aid awards, and more than 90 percent of our students receive financial assistance including nonrepayable grants, scholarships, educational loans and part-time work study. Incoming, first-year students will automatically be considered for a merit scholarship as part of the application review process. 

Although our primary audience for this tool is high school seniors and transfer students, the net price calculator can also be helpful to younger students and their parents. You can create "what if" scenarios based on expected family income and anticipated expenses, and start to plan and save well before applying to college. Non-traditional students should contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid for information regarding financial aid opportunities.

  • How does it work? The calculator measures the financial strength of your family and uses other facts you provide to estimate the amount of grants, scholarships and other financial aid that is likely to be available to you. Your "net price" is the difference between that amount and the cost of attendance.

The calculator is designed to give you an early indication of how much and what types of financial aid you might qualify for if you were a college freshman attending school full-time in the academic year indicated. It is a tool which we hope will help you understand the options and opportunities available ath the University of Dayton so you can make more informed decisions about your college choices.

This calculator does not account for special university departmental, athletic, or talent awards for which you may be eligible. Eligibility for any of these awards may replace funds calculated by this tool. Also, special circumstances, such as loss of income, are considered on a case-by-case basis, so contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid after submitting your FAFSA to see what can be done.

As you use the calculator, please remember:

  1. This is not an application for admission or financial aid.
  2. The results will only be as reliable as the data you provide.
  3. The net price calculator will only give you an estimate of your net price and aid eligibility. The financial aid office has the final word on your financial aid award.
  4. Additional university resources may be available. Therefore, we encourage you to apply for admission by December 15 and file the FAFSA by March 1 of your senior year to get the official financial aid offer.

Completing the calculator should take no more than 20 minutes of your time. You will need to answer some basic questions about your parents' financial situation so it might be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs on hand before you begin.

When you're ready to begin, you can sign in with your College Board user name and password or use the calculator as a guest. The advantage of signing in is that the information you enter will be saved in your account, so you can use it again and again to calculate your net price at other colleges of interest.

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