In 2022, tuition for full-time Dominican University students was $37,194 a year.
In 2023, tuition increased 3.75%–from $35,850 the prior year. On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams sound impossible, remember, the advertized cost of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make theprice of collegefeel more doable until you're done with college.
Dominican University meets 77.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student at Dominican University is around $30,975 a year.
The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2023 was around $28,217 per student, not including those with no debt.
Dominican University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Illinois as it does for students who live in other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Illinois residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to confirm your state's requirements for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Dominican University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or Dominican University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Dominican University:
•Dominican University-specific scholarships
In addition to the cost of tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Dominican University.
Room and board at Dominican University costs $11,300 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat in the school dining facilities.
Board costs may vary depending on the number of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer resources for students with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location can impact your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in a city may be costly, but there may be more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Dominican University campus is located in a suburb in Illinois, not far from Chicago.
When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to take into account the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to Dominican University.
What will the cost of attending Dominican University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,300|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
Dominican University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Academic program for both full and part-time students
The majority of Dominican University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2023, 1,604 of the 2,136 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Dominican University meets 77.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $30,975 a year. Around 64% of Dominican University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Dominican University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $28,217 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Dominican University Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Dominican University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2023, Dominican University awarded 1,581 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $43.3 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $11 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Dominican University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Dominican University was $30,975 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Dominican University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Dominican University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Dominican University's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Dominican University does not have guaranteed tuition.
Dominican University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Dominican University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.
Dominican University's endowment was valued at $47.2 million in 2023, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Dominican University spends about $12,637 a year.
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