Tuition & Financial Aid


The rigor and personal attention we bring to the Dominican learning experience also applies to making your education affordable. Dominican's tuition is below the national average for four-year private colleges and universities, and more than 90% of our incoming students receive some form of financial aid.

Cost Overview 2016-2017

Full-time Undergraduate (12-18 credits) Annual Cost
Tuition & Fees: $31,720
Room & Board: (Double Occupancy Room & Meal Plan) $9,652*
Part-time Undergraduate Cost / Credit Hour
Fall & Spring Semester Tuition: $1,040
Summer Tuition - 2016: $505
Post-Baccalaureate Cost / Credit Hour
Tuition: $927

*Costs vary depending on residence hall, room and meal plan. A $20 Resident Student Fee is assessed each term.

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Net Price Calculator

We back up our commitment to personal financial responsibility with our Net Price Calculator, which lets you estimate what you will pay in full-time tuition after factoring in projected financial aid (entering freshmen only).

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Helpful Links

To begin the financial aid process, complete the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Dominican University (code 001750) as the institution to receive the information.

Once you have completed the FAFSA, we will consider you automatically for all the aid programs for which you qualify. We encourage you to file your FAFSA now if you are enrolling in the 2016-2017 academic year.

If you are enrolling in the 2017-2018 academic year, the FAFSA will be available on October 1, 2016. In some cases, you may be required to submit additional information to Dominican's financial aid office.

Apply for Aid

Have a question?

Email the financial aid office at or call us at (708) 524-6809 or (800) 828-8475 if outside the Chicago area.