In response to the continued COVID-19 health crisis and the significant economic impact of the pandemic, Ohio Dominican University (ODU) will freeze its tuition and room rates for the 2022-23 academic year. The move was approved by the University’s Board of Trustees on Friday, Dec. 3. Tuition for students in ODU’s undergraduate, adult and continuing education, and the majority of those in its graduate programs will remain at its current rate, while board rates will increase by 2%.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption in many of our students’ lives, especially in ways that have impacted them and their families financially,” said ODU President Connie Gallaher. “More than ever, we are committed to doing everything possible to ensure our students have the ability to pursue and complete an ODU education. I am most grateful to our Board of Trustees for making this important decision, and I hope our students – both those currently attending ODU as well as future Panthers – find comfort in this announcement and see it as our way of affirming our commitment to providing an outstanding and affordable Catholic college education.”
Approximately 99% of ODU’s full-time undergraduate students received some form of financial assistance in 2021-22, including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. More than $32 million was awarded to students from university, federal and state funds, as well as private donations.
All first-time ODU freshmen are considered for Merit Scholarships, which for fall 2022 incoming students could mean as much as $21,000 in tuition assistance each year over a four-year period. In addition to that amount, students also may earn an Honors Scholarship, which can range from $1,000 per year up to full tuition. As a result of these resources, many families’ out-of-pocket expenses compare favorably to Ohio’s public universities. Learn more about ODU’s financial aid options at ohiodominican.edu/FinAid.