Cost of attendance

For the 2020-21 academic year (summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021)

Determining your cost of college

A student who receives financial aid at UAYour financial aid award (scholarships, grants, work-study and loans) is based on your estimated cost of attendance.

To reduce your University of Akron tuition, your financial aid award is determined by your:

  • housing status,
  • enrollment status,
  • FAFSA dependency status and
  • where you enroll (or "program of enrollment"): Main Campus or Wayne College, etc.

UA’s Tuition Guarantee: Four years of fixed tuition, select fees, and room and board rates for undergraduate students from Ohio attending full time and seeking a bachelor's degree.

We encourage you to research your estimated cost of college, bachelor’s degree, or graduate school so you can plan for the future. Your final cost includes financial aid, which helps reduce The University of Akron’s tuition. The tables below will help.

Estimated costs

The tables below show estimated/average academic year costs for different types of students (for instance, some live on campus, some are part-time, some attend the Main Campus).

Actual expenses will vary because of your housing choice and other factors.

Financial aid award letters for undergraduate students include an estimate for on-campus charges like housing and a meal plan. The total amount of financial aid offered may be more than what you need to pay your bill.

  • If you are planning to live on campus, you may already have an idea of what your actual housing and meal plan charges will be based on selections you've submitted to those offices as well as information available from the websites of the Office of Residence Life and Dining Services.
  • If you aren't planning to live on campus, you need to subtract the estimated housing and meal plan charges from the equation so your estimated out-of-pocket responsibility is closer to your actual amount due.

Financing worksheet

We created a financing worksheet to help you. On the worksheet, you can fill in your actual housing and meal plan charges (both would be $0 for commuters) to determine an out-of-pocket responsibility that will be closer to your actual charges.

Download the worksheet


More about our in-state tuition guarantee.

With Parents (commuter) Full Time
12 or more credits
¾ Time
9-11 credits
½  Time
6-8 credits
Less Than ½ Time
1-5 credits
Tuition and Fees $12,078 $11,040 $8,024 $4,970
Room and Board 6,480 6,480 6,480 0
Books and Supplies 1,000 750 500 250
Transportation 1,600 1600 1600 0
Personal Expenses 1,466 1,466 1,466 0
Total Ohio Resident $22,624 $21,336 $18,070 $5,220
On Campus Full Time
12 or more credits
3/4 Time
9-11 credits
1/2  Time
6-8 credits
Less Than 1/2 Time
1-5 credits
Tuition and Fees $12,078 $11,040 $8,024 $4,970
Room and Board 12,960 12,960 12,960 0
Books and Supplies 1,000 750 500 250
Transportation 1,000 1,000 1,000 0
Personal Expenses 1,520 1,520 1,520 0
Total Ohio Resident $28,558 $27,270 $24,004 $5,220
Off Campus Full Time
12 or more credits
3/4 Time
9-11 credits
1/2  Time
6-8 credits
Less Than 1/2 Time
1-5 credits
Tuition and Fees $12,078 $11,040 $8,024 $4,970
Room and Board 12,960 12,960 12,960 0
Books and Supplies 1,000 750 500 250
Transportation 1,600 1,600 1,600 0
Personal Expenses 1,520 1,520 1,520 0
Total Ohio Resident $29,158 $27,870 $24,604 $5,220
With Parents (commuter) Full Time
12 or more credits
3/4 Time
9-11 credits
1/2  Time
6-8 credits
Less Than 1/2 Time
1-5 credits
Tuition and Fees $15,500 $11,626 $7,750 $3,876
Estimated Direct Loan Fees 60 60 60 0
Room and Board 6,480 6,480 6,480 0
Books and Supplies 1,000 750 500 250
Transportation 1,600 1,600 1,600 0
Personal Expenses 1,466 1,466 1,466 0
Total Ohio Resident $26,106 $21,982 $17,856 $4,126
On Campus Full Time
12 or more credits
3/4 Time
9-11 credits
1/2  Time
6-8 credits
Less Than 1/2 Time
1-5 credits
Tuition and Fees 15,500 11,626 7,750 3,876
Estimated Direct Loan Fees 60 60 60 0
Room and Board 12,960 12,960 12,960 0
Books and Supplies 1,000 750 500 250
Transportation 1,000 1,000 1,000 0
Personal Expenses 1,520 1,520 1,520 0
Total Ohio Resident 32,040 27,916 23,790 4,126
Off Campus Full Time
12 or more credits
3/4 Time
9-11 credits
1/2  Time
6-8 credits
Less Than 1/2 Time
1-5 credits
Tuition and Fees 15,500 11,626 7,750 3,876
Estimated Direct Loan Fees 60 60 60 0
Room and Board 12,960 12,960 12,960 0
Books and Supplies 1,000 750 500 250
Transportation 1,600 1,600 1,600 0
Personal Expenses 1,520 1,520 1,520 0
Total Ohio Resident 32,640 28,516 24,390 4,126
With Parents (commuter) Full Time
12 or more credits
3/4 Time
9-11 credits
1/2  Time
6-8 credits
Less Than 1/2 Time
1-5 credits
Tuition and Fees $7,078 $6,372 $4,646 $2,944
Room and Board 6,480 6,480 6,480 0
Books and Supplies 1,000 750 500 250
Transportation 1,600 1,600 1,600 0
Personal Expenses 1,466 1,466 1,466 0
Total $17,624 $16,668 $14,692 $3,194
Off Campus Full Time
12 or more credits
3/4 Time
9-11 credits
1/2  Time
6-8 credits
Less Than 1/2 Time
1-5 credits
Tuition and Fees $7,078 $6,372 $4,646 $2,944
Room and Board 12,960 12,960 12,960 0
Books and Supplies 1,000 750 500 250
Transportation 1,600 1,600 1,600 0
Personal Expenses 1,520 1,520 1,520 0
Total $24,158 $23,202 $21,226 $3,194
With Parents (commuter) Full Time
12 or more credits
3/4 Time
9-11 credits
1/2  Time
6-8 credits
Less Than 1/2 Time
1-5 credits
Tuition and Fees $9,268 $8,386 $6,190 $3,960
Room and Board 6,480 6,480 6,480 0
Books and Supplies 1,000 750 500 250
Transportation 1,600 1,600 1,600 0
Personal Expenses 1,466 1,466 1,466 0
Total $19,814 $18,682 $16,235 $4,210
On Campus Full Time
12 or more credits
3/4 Time
9-11 credits
1/2  Time
6-8 credits
Less Than 1/2 Time
1-5 credits
Tuition and Fees $9,268 $8,386 $6,190 $3,960
Room and Board 12,960 12,960 12,960 0
Books and Supplies 1,000 750 500 250
Transportation 1,000 1,000 1,000 0
Personal Expenses 1,520 1,520 1,520 0
Total $25,748 $24,616 $22,170 $4,210
Off Campus Full Time
12 or more credits
3/4 Time
9-11 credits
1/2  Time
6-8 credits
Less Than 1/2 Time
1-5 credits
Tuition and Fees $9,268 $8,386 $6,190 $3,960
Room and Board 12,960 12,960 12,960 0
Books and Supplies 1,000 750 500 250
Transportation 1,600 1,600 1,600 0
Personal Expenses 1,520 1,520 1,520 0
Total $26,348 $25,216 $22,770 $4,210
All Graduate Students Full Time
9 or more credits
½  Time
4.5-8 credits
Less Than ½  Time
1-4 credits
Tuition and Fees $17,384 $9,158 $4,320
Room and Board 12,960 12,960 0
Books and Supplies 1,000 500 250
Transportation 1,600 1,600 0
Personal Expenses 3,000 3,000 0
Total Ohio Resident $35,944 $27,218 $4,570
Non Resident Charge 9,788 4,894 2,448
Total Non-Ohio Resident $45,732 $32,112 $7,018
All Law Students Full-Time Part-Time
Tuition and Fees $25,160 $15,484
Room and Board 11,524 11,524
Books and Supplies 1,000 750
Transportation 1,000 750
Personal Expenses 3,000 3,000
Total Ohio Resident $41,684 $31,508
Non Resident Charge 100 100
Total Non-Ohio Resident $41,784 $31,608

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