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Dowling College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$38,894 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,324 tuition
$10,770 on campus room & board*
$1,000 books
$1,800 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$38,894 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,324 tuition
$10,770 on campus room & board*
$1,000 books
$1,800 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

*Please see for all options

Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$10,684 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
94% of students receive aid
47% get federal aid ($4,438 avg)
55% get state aid ($3,064 avg)
89% get institn'l aid ($10,684 avg)
74% get loans ($6,826 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.90% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.90% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $14,415 92%
Federal Grant Aid $4,438 47%
Pell Grants $4,139 45%
Other Federal Grants $1,090 21%
Institution Grant Aid $10,684 89%
State Grant Aid $3,064 55%
Student Loans $6,826 74%
Federal Loans $5,743 73%
Other Loans $11,593 8%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Dowling College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
150 Idle Hour Blvd
Oakdale, NY 11769-1999
(631) 244-3000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $849
Out of State $849


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Ashlei from Massapequa, NY
  • Mar-28-2013 I am a current student here

    If your looking for a place where you can learn how to succeed in professional america, if you don't want to be just a number but an individual with a name and a recognizable face, and if you want the feel of a historic university without the hustle and bustle of a crowd, then Dowling College is right for you.

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  • 2
  • Matthew from Ridge, NY
  • Jan-22-2013 I am a current student here

    There are many other schools which provide the same education with half the cost. Make sure you are getting a scholarship if you want to attend this school!

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  • 3
  • Erin from Bay Shore, NY
  • Dec-20-2012 I am a current student here

    Seek out grants and scholarship opportunities. If you don't qualify for those, this is an affordable school depending on your income.

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  • 4
  • Toni-Joy from Long Island, NY
  • Sep-02-2012 I am a current student here

    Dowling was the perfect college for me because of the environment and ability to commute to and from the college. I would recommend Dowling to any student looking to be in a private school.

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  • 4
  • Aaron from Marietta, GA
  • Feb-26-2012 I am a past student here

    dowling college is worth the money, but take caution not to waste money in acquiring student loans. make sure of what you want to study before you attend dowling. don't jump in without a plan, however if you do, it will be ok. the advisors at dowling will help you to make good decisions with your academic plans while you attend the university.

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