Cost of attendance (COA)

For the 2019-20 academic year (Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020)

RELATED: Cost of attendance for the 2018-19 academic year

Determining your cost of college

Your 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 program of enrollment (e.g., Main Campus vs. Wayne, etc.).

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. Find out what students like you pay on average, below.

The scenarios: The tables below show estimated/average academic year costs for students enrolled at varying degrees of enrollment status, housing status, student type, and campus location.

Actual expenses will vary due to housing choice and other factors. The total amount of financial aid offered may be more than what you need to pay your bill.

Financial aid award letters for undergraduate students include an estimate for on-campus charges (housing and meal plan).

  • 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.

We created a Financing Worksheet to help you. On the worksheet, you can fill in your actual housing and meal plan charges ($0 for commuters) to determine an out-of-pocket responsibility that will be closer to your actual charges. Get started with the financing worksheet for full-time undergraduate students on the main campus of The University of Akron


Ohio residents who first enrolled in the Summer 2019 term or later as full-time, bachelor's degree-seeking students.

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
11,906
10,880
7,906
4,900
Room and Board
6,148
6,148
6,148
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 (guarantee cohort)
22,120
20,844
17,620
5,150

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
11,906
10,880
7,906
4,900
Room and Board
12,296
12,296
12,296
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 (guarantee cohort)
27,722
26,446
23,222
5,150

Off-Campus (non-UA housing)

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
11,906
10,880
7,906
4,900
Room and Board
12,296
12,296
12,296
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 (guarantee cohort)
28,322
27,046
23,822
5,150

Non-Ohio residents who first enrolled in the Summer 2018 term or later.

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
6,148
6,148
6,148
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 Non-Ohio Resident (flat rate cohort)
25,774
21,650
17,524
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
12,296
12,296
12,296
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 Non-Ohio Resident (flat rate cohort)
31,376
27,252
23,126
4,126

Off-Campus (non-UA housing)

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
12,296
12,296
12,296
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 Non-Ohio Resident (flat rate cohort)
31,976
27,852
23,726
4,126

Ohio residents

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
6,904
6,182
4,506
2,796
Room and Board
6,148
6,148
6,148
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
17,118
16,146
14,220
3,046

Off-Campus (non-UA housing)

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
6,904
6,182
4,506
2,796
Room and Board
12,296
12,296
12,296
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
23,320
22,348
20,422
3,046

Ohio residents

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
9,102
8,204
6,072
3,556
Room and Board
6,148
6,148
6,148
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
19,316
18,168
15,786
3,806

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
9,102
8,204
6,072
3,556
Room and Board
12,296
12,296
12,296
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
24,918
23,770
21,388
3,806

Off-Campus (non-UA housing)

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
9,102
8,204
6,072
3,556
Room and Board
12,296
12,296
12,296
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
25,518
24,370
21,988
3,806



All Graduate Students

Full Time
9 or more credits
1/2  Time
4.5-8 credits
Less Than 1/2 Time
1-4 credits
Tuition and Fees
16,884
8,898
4,194
Room and Board
12,296
12,296
0
Books and Supplies
1,000
500
250
Transportation
1,600
1,600
0
Personal Expenses
3,000
3,000
0
Total Ohio Resident
34,780
26,294
4,444
Non-Resident Charge
9,788
4,894
2,448
Total Non-Ohio Resident
44,568
31,188
6,892

All Law Students

Full Time
Part Time
Tuition and Fees
24,434
15,040
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
40,958
31,064
Non-Resident Charge
100
100
Total Non-Ohio Resident
41,058
31,164

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