Tuition and Financial Aid
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How to Apply for Financial Aid
- Complete the FAFSA online. Include the University of Dayton school code, which is 003127.
- Sign the FAFSA electronically using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID username and password. If you do not have an FSA ID, you can create one by visiting FSA.ed.gov .
- For more information, view the University of Dayton Financial Aid Guide.
Applying for Graduate PLUS Loans
- Prior to borrowing through the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Program, or any additional private/alternative loan, you may want to review credit reports for potential issues. Contact any of the following credit bureaus for information: Experian, Equifax or TransUnion.
- To apply for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, complete the credit application PLUS loan request online beginning in late May.
When You Are Admitted
- After you place your seat deposit, complete the terms and conditions section. Then you may mark the Direct Unsubsidized Loan as accepted. Finally, complete entrance counseling and electronically sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN) online.
- If your award includes Direct Graduate PLUS Loan eligibility, you must apply and be credit approved through the Department of Education. You will need to complete entrance counseling and the MPN for this loan. If credit is denied for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, you can reapply with a co-signer (endorser) or appeal the denial through the Department of Education.
Tuition and Financial Aid FAQ
Tuition and Billing
- An e-check — ACH
- A credit card (a convenience fee is required)
- A check
University of Dayton Student Portal Setup
Financial Aid at University of Dayton
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
- Have a valid Social Security number (SSN)
- Be registered with Selective Service if you are male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25)
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible degree program
- Be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
- Not currently be in default on previous federal student loans
- Not have exceeded the maximum aggregate loan limit