Main Campus (bachelor's degree programs)

Semester Academic year
Ohio resident $5,473 $10,946
Nonresident surcharge $4,350 * $8,700 *
Transportation $175 $350
Books and supplies $450 $900

Rates effective fall semester 2016.

Estimates are based on a full-time undergraduate course load of 12 to 18 credits per semester. Other fees may apply, depending on the program of study and the number of credit hours successfully completed. The tuition cost is based on full-time enrollment between 12-18 credit hours per semester. The cost for credit hours beyond 18 is an additional $359.09 per credit hour.

See details about tuition and fees.

Non-resident surcharge is $1 per credit hour for students enrolled in online degrees and/or certificates (online courses only)

Ohio's Pride, UA's marching band* Surcharge reduction for out-of-state residents.

The University of Akron offers qualified, nonresident, first-time freshmen a significant reduction in the nonresident surcharge.

Scholarships for out-of-state residents


College of Applied Science and Technology (associate degree programs)

The estimates below are based on a full-time undergraduate course load of 12 to 18 credits per semester. Other miscellaneous fees are likely to apply.

Semester Academic Year
Ohio resident $3,934.20 $7.868.40
Nonresident surcharge $322.45 per credit hour
Transportation $170 $340
Books and supplies $450 $900

Rates effective fall semester 2016. Tuition and fees are subject to change.


Residence Hall Rates

Hall Type Cost per semester
Bulger Suite $3,687
Exchange Street Shared Single occupancy $4,721
Apartment $4,933
Honors Complex Shared Single occupancy $4,721
Double occupancy $4,164.50
Orr Double occupancy $3,510
Quaker Square Double occupancy $3,687
Triple occupancy $3,687
Ritchie Single occupancy $3,687
Double occupancy $3,510
Sisler-McFawn Single occupancy $3,687
Double occupancy $3,510
Spanton Double occupancy $3,510
Suite $3,687
Spicer Shared Single occupancy $4,721
Double occupancy $4,164.50
Triple occupancy $4,164.50
South Hall Shared Single occupancy $4,721
Double occupancy $4,164.50

Pricing is for fall semester that begins in August 2016.

Find your best fit

About our residence halls:

For many, an important part of college life is living on campus in a residence hall. It provides once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for friendships and activities. At UA, only a portion of the student body lives on campus, giving our resident students a taste of a small-college atmosphere.

We want your room to be a place where you feel at home, so each one is planned and furnished with that in mind. We have coed residence halls; double rooms and suites and high rises. There are even on-campus apartments. Although we can't guarantee students get their first choice in room locations, we certainly try our best to accommodate their wishes.

Freshmen outside of Summit, Portage, Stark, Medina and Wayne counties are required to live in the University residence halls their first year.

Learn more about UA's residence halls.

Dining plan options and costs

We have a variety of dining plan options available to suit your lifestyle. The table below shows the plans available and the costs for each. Below that, you will find a detailed description of our most popular plans. 

Please note:

  • Each meal plan has a total of five guest meals per semester.
  • Residence hall students are required to participate in the University dining plan options, except residents of the Exchange Street Apartments with kitchens.

Dining Services at UA

Dining plan options and pricing for fall 2016

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Dining plans for fall 2016