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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.

In 2023-24,


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

Learn more about costs and financial aid by contacting our Financial Aid office.

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2024–2025 Undergraduate Costs



Mandatory Fees


Housing and Food


Direct 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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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 Annual UD health insurance charge which is automatically billed upon registration but which may be waived online with verified proof of coverage before the announced deadline. It also does not include lab fees ($25-$100), 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 is $1,000 for an entire year.

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.