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Basic undergraduate tuition costs and fees

Bachelor's degree estimates

The table reflects estimated rates before scholarships for two semesters (fall and spring) for in-state tuition and out-of-state tuition. It is based on 16 credit hours per semester.

See a second table lower on this page for associate degree estimates.

Ohio residents Non-Ohio residents
Tuition & fees $11,880 $15,500 *
Room & board $11,220 ** $11,220 **
Total $23,100 $26,720

Rates effective fall semester 2020. Undergraduate tuition and fees are subject to change.

* We have two scholarship programs for out-of-state students who with a high school GPA of 3.0 or better. Akron is affordable.

** The University offers many housing and dining options. The room-and-board charges are estimated using mid-range costs for housing and the most popular meal plan (board), providing two meals a day. See housing and dining options.

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

Scholarships

A student who received a scholarship to UAThe true cost of attending UA is often lower because we award tens of millions in scholarship aid annually. We offer the Akron Guarantee Scholarship, which increases in value as you earn credits.

Plus, for Ohio residents pursuing a bachelor's degree full time, we guarantee fixed tuition for four years.

Explore scholarship opportunities.

A suitcase with an Akron pennant next to Ohio college tuition informationFor out-of-state students

Akron is affordable: Non-Ohio residents with a 3.0+ GPA are eligible for two scholarships to further reduce undergraduate tuition costs.

Scholarships for out-of-state students.

Tuition freeze for four years

A student at a springtime festivalThe University of Akron tuition freeze helps you plan for and predict the cost of a four-year college education. Our Tuition Guarantee Program is designed for full-time, bachelor’s-degree seeking students from Ohio.

The program provides fixed tuition, select fees, and room-and-board rates for the incoming class for four years.

DETAILS: Tuition Guarantee Program eligibility, summer start and exceptions


Associate degree estimates

The in-state and out-of-state tuition and fee 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. See details.

Semester Academic year
Ohio resident $3,934.20 $7.868.40
Nonresident surcharge $322.45 per credit hour
Transportation $175 $350
Books and supplies $450 $900

Rates effective fall semester 2020. Undergraduate tuition and fees are subject to change.