Ashland University
Ashland, OH, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$19,758
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$15,543
$30k - $48k
$16,720
$48k - $75k
$20,248
$75k - $110k
$22,852
$110k+
$22,441
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$22,000
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$22,000
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,340
Books and Supplies
$912
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
82%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Aid Per Year
$12,511
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,977
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$10,234
Students receiving state aid
24%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,958
Students receiving federal aid
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,977
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$16,632
$30k - $48k
$16,035
$48k - $75k
$12,585
$75k - $110k
$10,300
$110k+
$9,814
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$38,529,464
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$4,118,062

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
83%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,135
Students receiving federal loans
83%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,156
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,874
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,356
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$259

What Students Are Saying

3.97 Average Rating
The overall tuition of almost $35,000 may be overwhelming but because this is a private school we can help pay for a lot of that. A large majority of the students receive a presidential scholarship based on their high school GPA and ACT scores. Also the financial aid office works very well with you personally to help you with any special requests or circumstances.
Megan from Commercial Point, OH
Well, it is very expensive. This is because it is a private school; however, there are many scholarships available based on students' GPA and ACT scores. I must say, it has been worth my money so far. The professors that I have had so far have been knowledgeable of their subjects and even personable. I walked in one day to my class with a Starbuck's cup, and my teacher asked, Did you have a late night? I normally don't see you drinking coffee. And this true. I don't normally drink coffee! The point of that story is that everyone is great, and caring. (It also doesn't hurt that you can find a job on or off campus to help pay for your tuition or have that money so your parents don't have to worry about giving you money)!
Adena from Lexington, OH
When you look at the price tag, which is now over $36,000, it can be very intimidating. But Ashland does a good job of giving finincial aid and scholarships. If you go to their website and find the scholarship calculator, you can see how much your initial, academic scholarship will be when you plug in your grades and test scores. You'll get your financial aid letter in the spring, which is where you see exactly how much they will give you. I never thought that I would be able to afford to come here, but out of the 6 private schools in Ohio that I applied to, they gave the best financial aid package! So if money is a concern, I definitely encourage you to at least apply and see how your package comes back.
Personally, I fell in love with this school, and I think it's worth the expense. I know I'll be going in debt to go here, but I think it's worth that.
Amber from Carey, OH
It is a private university so it is expensive, but with scholarships it is more affordable. I feel like the quality of the education, food, and housing are well worth the money.
Mariah from Wauseon, OH
I'm definitely satisfied with what I'm getting. It pays to have the professor feedback, the personal attention, and the undergraduate research experience.
Christina from Cleveland, OH
Pretty expensive, but they do a great job with the amazing staff and supportive environment, despite the cost I will always recommend this school if asked to do so! The small class sizes are amazingly effective, I can get help at any time that I need it.
Go Ashland!
While Ashland is pretty expensive, the level of experience you get in your field and the quality of the education you will receive make it all worth it. Plus, they do a great job at helping you pay for your tuition as almost everyone receives money for their high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores.
Shelby from Lima, OH
Being a private college, it is a little more expensive than your average community college, but that is to be expected with the quality of the courses, materials for labs, and excellent professors, so I find that it is definitely worth it.
Anna from Seville, OH
Tuition is a lot here, and I feel like I have to choke scholarships out of the financial aid office, but the campus is beautiful and I can see where the money is going.
Lauren from Maple Heights, OH
Ashland is an expensive private university, however, they are very willing to help you with paying for college. If you let them know that you are not sure if you will be able to pay for college there, they will work with you to see what they can do about it.
Elizabeth from Bridgeville, PA

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