Financial Aid for Undergraduates
The University invests $164 million in our students each year through generous financial aid awards. More than 90 percent of our students receive financial assistance including scholarships, nonrepayable grants, educational loans and part-time work study.
The first step in applying for financial aid is to apply for admission to the University of Dayton. The federal government requires that any student seeking need-based financial aid must first be admitted to a degree-seeking program.
To be considered for need-based financial aid — including grants and loans — you should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once you submit your FAFSA, a federal formula is applied to help determine your financial need. Families at all income levels may be able to demonstrate financial need based on their individual circumstances. Your financial aid award will be personalized based on your financial need.
Keep in mind that financial aid is not intended to cover all of your expenses. The primary financial responsibility belongs to you and your family. The Office of Financial Aid will try to help you bridge the gap between the University's costs and your ability to meet those costs.