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Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate96%
Acceptance Rate96%

ODU Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Old Dominion University was $8,976 a year for in-state students and $31,170 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.

If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make theprice of collegefeel more doable until after graduation.

Old Dominion University: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

Old Dominion University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $8,976 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.

Attending an insitution where you are eligible for in-state tuition can save significant money on the total cost of attending college. Don't forget to check your state's rules for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.

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Is Old Dominion University's Tuition Different for International Students?

ODU has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or ODU-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at ODU:

•On-campus jobs •Athletic Awards •ODU-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.


Old Dominion University Housing Expenses, Fees, and More


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 ODU.

House and Food Costs at ODU

Housing and campus dining at ODU costs $13,766 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat in the ODU's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.

Meal-plan costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at ODU

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

There may be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at ODU

The cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At ODU, freshman are not allowed to park on campus.

A school's location can also have a big effect on 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, getting around in a city can be expensive, but there may be more buses, trains and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Old Dominion University campus is located in a urban setting in Virginia, near Virginia Beach.

Other Costs

When budgeting for college, don’t forget to consider the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.


Financial Breakdown for Old Dominion University


Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to ODU.

Total Cost of ODU

What will the cost of attending ODU be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $8,976
Out-of-State Tuition $31,170
Room and Board $13,766
Other expenses $1,900

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.


Financial Aid at Old Dominion University


The majority of Old Dominion University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 9,536 of the 18,678 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. ODU meets 39% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,307 a year.

Most Common Loans for ODU 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 ODU financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Old Dominion University

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 2022, ODU awarded 7,583 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $66.8 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $19.49 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Old Dominion University Net Cost

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 ODU 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 ODU was $11,307 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of ODU seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
In-State, On-Campus $3,688
Net In-state, Off-campus $-671
Out-of-State, On-Campus $37,189

Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.

What will attending ODU 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 ODU's net cost calculator on their website.

Old Dominion University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Does ODU Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


Learn More About Old Dominion University


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ODU Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$23,987

In State

$44,147

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$10,800
$30,960
Fees
$360
$360
Housing
$11,527
$11,527
Books
$1,300
$1,300

ODU Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

55%

Average Financial Aid Package

$11,145

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

23,494

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

96%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,160

Out-of-State

$31,320

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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