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Out-of-state student scholarships and tuition

New Akron Advantage Award

Out-of-state students on Akron Guarantee Scholarships

Live outside Ohio? Have a 3.00+ GPA?

Great news—you automatically qualify for a $3,000 Akron Advantage Award.

The Akron Advantage Award out-of-state student scholarship is renewable as long as you remain in good academic standing. This award will reduce your cost of tuition from $15,500 to $12,500.

Plus, you will receive the Akron Guarantee Scholarship. Its initial award is $1,000, and it increases as you earn credits.

IMPORTANT: Due to the transition to online and hybrid courses, the non-Ohio resident surcharge has been reduced and in some cases is below the semester award maximum of $1,500. Please note that this scholarship ONLY applies to the non-Ohio resident surcharge and it will be reduced if that surcharge is less than $1,500 per semester.

Estimate your true cost

Starting tuition


Akron Advantage Award

Minimum requirement: 3.00+ GPA


Akron Guarantee Scholarship: Freshman Award

Minimum requirement: 3.00+ GPA

$1,000 to $7,500

Akron Guarantee Scholarship: Increases as you earn credits

Minimum requirement: 3.00+ GPA

$500 after you earn 30 credits

+ $750 after you earn 60 credits

+ $1,000 after you earn 90 credits

See details.

More scholarships

To make the cost of your education even more affordable, you may be eligible for additional scholarships.


Questions about the scholarships, tuition or application? Write to or call 330-972-7100 or 1-800-655-4884.

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Akron is an amazing city, and our university is 19,000+ students strong, with many renown academic programs, and a modern and accepting campus.

Out-of-state tuition student at graduation

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BONUS: Our lively city boasts a vibrant downtown, restaurants, the Akron Art Museum, the Akron Zoo, theaters, sports, ski resorts, metro parks and Ohio’s only national park. Discover Akron.