Cost of attendance

Determining your cost of attendance

Although the cost of attending The University of Akron will vary among all students, the University bases its financial aid packages (scholarships, grants, work and loans) on cost estimates or “budgets”. Following are estimated average costs used for undergraduate students living on campus:

Sample cost of attendance

For a dependent, full-time student (16 credits per semester)
  In-state Out of state
Tuition & Fees $11,215.36 $19,764.46
Room & Board $11,576 * $11,576 *
Books $1,000 $1,000
Transportation $1,000 $1,000
Personal $1,520 $1,520
Cost of Attendance $26,311.36 $34,842.64

* The university offers a range of housing and dining costs. The above room-and-board charges are estimated using mid-range costs. The room-and-board charges you select will change your total cost of attendance.

Cost of attendance is the same for on campus and off campus when calculating aid.

How is my award calculated?

Your financial aid award will be higher than your tuition and fees because it is intended to meet tuition and fees, along with additional support for personal expenses.

Tuition, fees and billing

Having an understanding of the cost of college is important to financial planning. We’ve assembled these links to direct you to the information you need.

Tuition, Fees, and Other Costs


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