Tuition & Financial Aid


Dominican is one of the most affordable universities on both the U.S. News & World Report top-tier and Colleges of Distinction lists. As a result, our students typically have 15 percent less in federal student loans than the national average and rank among the best in low total indebtedness.

2014-15 Overview

Dominican's tuition is at or below the national average for four-year private colleges and universities, and more than 90 percent of our incoming students receive some form of financial aid.

Full-time Undergraduate (12-18 credits) Annual Cost
Tuition & Fees: $29,920
Room & Board: (Double Occupancy Room & Meal Plan) $9,100*
Part-time Undergraduate Cost / Credit Hour
Fall & Spring Semester Tuition: $980
Summer Tuition: $490
Post-Baccalaureate Cost / Credit Hour
Tuition: $870

*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 2014-2015 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 as soon as possible after January 1. If you are an Illinois resident, you must file your FAFSA by February 15. In some cases, you may be required to submit additional information to Dominican's financial aid office.

Estimate for Financial Aid Form

Apply for Financial Aid




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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.