Understanding the Cost of UD - Office of Financial Aid - University of Dallas

Understanding the Cost of UD

Rigorous and affordable.

As national rankings have recognized, the University of Dallas yields top value for students seeking a rigorous liberal arts education. Compared to other regional universities in the American West, UD offers unmatched academic quality at one of the most affordable costs.

Last year,


of first-year students received scholarships and/or grants directly from the University of Dallas.

For 2023-24,


is the average tuition and housing-and-food cost after scholarships and grants to first-year students.

2024–2025 Undergraduate Costs

*Does not include a one-time orientation fee.

The University of Dallas offers a comprehensive financial aid program that includes need-based aid, scholarships, federal work-study and other forms of financial assistance. Individual adjustments may be made for insurance, lab fees, loan fees, or dependent care upon request. Contact your financial aid counselor.

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Cost of Attendance for the 2024-25 academic year

  On-campus Off-campus At Home
Tuition $50,140  $50,140  $50,140 
Fees* $3,790 $3,790 $3,790
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Housing $7,940 $7,490 $3,217
Food $7,070 $2,909 $2,028
Transportation $2,000 $3,963 $4,484
Personal Expenses $905 $968 $968
Total $72,845 $70,260 $65,627

Tuition & Fees

The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical student based on enrolling full-time per year. The actual costs that a student incurs will vary depending on the student's degree or certificate program. *The fees do not include the insurance if you choose to participate in the insurance program offered through UD. It also does not include lab fees ($20-$110), the Payment Plan fee ($60), or the orientation fee ($175).


Books, Course Materials, Supplies and Equipment

The average cost of books, course materials, supplies and equipment for a typical student for the year.


The average cost of transportation between campus, residencies and place of work for a typical student for the year.

Miscellaneous Personal Expenses

The average personal expenses (does not include housing or food) of a student living on campus at least on a half time basis.

Housing and Food (Living Expenses)

A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live in Irving, Texas, while attending school. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances.