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Dominican Tuition & Cost

River Forest, Illinois

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Dominican University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$470
Room and Board $10,549
Other Expenses Budget$1,372

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Dominican University on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $47,541 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $33,950 for tuition, $10,549 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $470 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Dominican University is $33,950, the same as Illinois residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Dominican University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Dominican University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$17,060
$30,001 to $48,000$17,586
$48,001 to $75,000$18,582
$75,001 to $110,000$21,979

The average reported annual net price for Dominican University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $19,280 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

100% of full-time undergrad Dominican University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $22,594 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 72% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,255 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,419.

Finanical Aid Dominican University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $22,594 100%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $17,081 100%
Pell Grants $4,716 55%
Other Federal Grants $1,437 8%
State and Local Grants $4,601 60%
Federal Student Loans $5,255 72%
Other Student Loans $11,419 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Dominican University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $62,836. The loan balance of $62,836 is a four year multiple of the $15,709 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $600 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $62,836
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $599.52
Total Interest Paid $9,106.97
Sum of All Loan Payments $71,942.97

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $47,541
2 $49,013
3 $50,530
4 $52,094

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Dominican University to be $190,164 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Dominican University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,133 $3,399 $4,532

Estimated cost for a class at Dominican University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Dominican University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Dominican University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=148496 IPEDS survey data for Dominican University.