University of Akron Main Campus
Akron, 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.
$16,585
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$15,603
$30k - $48k
$16,581
$48k - $75k
$18,972
$75k - $110k
$20,090
$110k+
$20,540
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.
$10,270
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.
$18,801
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.
$12,296
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
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Financial Aid Email: fina[email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
56%
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.
33%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,816
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.
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,445
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,774
Students receiving state aid
31%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,506
Students receiving federal aid
42%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,445
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.
$33,476,884
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$45,024,600

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.
62%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,205
Students receiving federal loans
61%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,795
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,445
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.
$15,500
Loan Default Rate
9%
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.
$266

What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
Quality education and a beautiful campus is worth it. The cost is relatively cheap compared to other universities this size.
Abby from Bellville, OH
For how much I pay to attend classes and live here, it is far better than some of my friends' colleges. There are so many free events to go to. Something is always going on. As a student you get access to the AWESOME recreation center, which I frequent every week. The pool is the perfect temperature and incredibly fun to get some people together and go to. There is alot of exercise equipment as well. It's such a huge place and very clean.
Elisa from Chagrin Falls, OH
Akron has come a long way in terms of its academic reputation. The School of Business, School of Law, School of Nursing, and School of Engineering are all top notch.

It's not the cheapest option you'll come across, but for the quality education you'll receive here, you'll be hard pressed to find a better, more economical option in northeast Ohio.
Christopher from Brecksville, OH
One word: Definitely. At first, the figures you're looking at seem pretty high. If you can attend a regional campus for the first year or two, it knocks the price down a bit. However, unlike some campuses, you have the option of living off-campus sooner. Also, a first year student is able to keep a car on-campus which makes commuting home much easier! I'm not overpaying to attend the University of Akron, if anything I'm underpaying.
Brittany from Rittman, OH
There's literally so much free stuff and activities to do.
Jennifer from North Canton, OH
Great experience for the price. Everyone is so helpful and wants you to do your every best!
G from Victor, NY
Akron U tries to do a lot of things that wouldn't cost students a lot of money and from what I have seen of other colleges and their costs Akron U offers a lot of things for not as much money.
Victoria from Akron, OH
I got a little more than I expected in that there are so many organizations on campus designed to help you succeed. If you're a part of a particularly rigorous major, you can apply to be a part of a Living-Learning Community. If you need a job, but you have trouble finding time to go out and search between classes, there's a career center and student union designed to help students find work. There are many advocates on campus whose only job is to help, and that's just not something you see on every college campus. It makes me feel like this college really cares, and is doing something good with my money.
Casey from Logan, OH