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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 95% of our incoming students receive some form of financial aid, and over 75 percent receive need-based aid. We participate in federal and state grant, loan and employment programs. We also maintain our own substantial grant programs as well as employment programs for students with financial need. Students are considered for all programs for which they are eligible. Aid is provided in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and student employment.

Aid eligibility is determined by an evaluation of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Dominican University's code is 001750.

To be eligible for federal or state aid, students must be United States citizens or permanent residents. To remain eligible for financial aid, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress and continue to demonstrate need on financial aid applications submitted annually.

Cost Overview 2024–2025
Full-time Undergraduate (12–8 credits) Annual Cost
Tuition $38,328
Room & Board: (Double Occupancy Room & Meal Plan) $11,600*
Part-time Undergraduate Cost / Credit Hour
Fall and Spring Semester Tuition  $1,277
Summer Tuition 2024 $638
Post-Baccalaureate Cost / Credit Hour

*Costs vary depending on residence hall, room and meal plan. A $40 Resident Student Fee is assessed each year.


Dominican University offers many scholarships that are available to students receiving VA benefits. There are also external scholarships for which students can apply including resources. You can also visit for additional external scholarship information.

News and Announcements

College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you. You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.

Have a Question?

Email the Office of Financial Aid at or call us at (708) 524-6809 or (800) 828-8475 if outside the Chicago area. You may also contact our School Certifying Official Terrance Patterson at (708) 524-6578 if you have questions about using your military benefits.