Freshman Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid

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How much does UToledo cost?

We know college is a big investment. But we believe a University of Toledo education is worth it.

You should know this before taking a look at the cost:

Most new students don’t pay full price. Over 90% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

We believe in transparency. A student’s cost to attend UToledo varies by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Can I lower the cost?


Most first-time freshmen are automatically considered for merit scholarships when they apply to UToledo. No other application is necessary! Merit scholarships are based on your GPA and the academic rigor of high school coursework. ACT and SAT scores are not considered.

If you're an out-of-state student, you may be able to lower your cost to about the same as an in-state student, depending on your GPA.

How much can I earn in merit or out-of-state aid?

Merit Scholarships (Per Year): High school seniors who have earned at least a 3.0 high school GPA are eligible to receive a renewable merit-scholarship between $1,000 and $6,000. Students must submit a complete admissions application no later than April 1 to be eligible. No separate application, essays or recommendation letters are required.

*This scholarship information reflects amounts for students beginning in Summer 2024, Fall 2024, or Spring 2025. If you are starting in Spring 2024, please contact for information regarding applicable merit scholarships.


International awards differ. If you're a new international undergraduate student, learn more about international scholarships.

Do you live out of state?

Your cost to attend The University of Toledo may be lower than you'd expect — especially if you have a strong high school academic record.

Most universities have a surcharge for out-of-state students. UToledo’s is about $9,360 per year. Depending on your GPA, you may be eligible for either in-state tuition or an additional scholarship to help offset that surcharge. That’s in addition to any merit scholarship that you qualify for!

GPA 3.5 and above

In-state tuition (with a $100 per semester fee)


GPA 3.0-3.49

Rocket Nation Scholarship


The $8,000 Rocket Nation Scholarship helps offset the out-of-state surcharge for students who do not qualify for in-state tuition. Residents of Monroe County, Mich., are considered in-state students.


Are there other types of financial aid?

Yep. If you file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), you may qualify for federal aid such as loans, grants and work study. Ohio residents may also qualify for state and University need-based aid. Incoming UToledo freshmen were awarded more than $5 million in need-based aid in 2022-23.

We award scholarships based on all kinds of things — good grades, your college major or high school extracurriculars. You don’t have to repay scholarships.


What other scholarships are available at UToledo?

Many UToledo academic colleges, departments and organizations also offer scholarships. We encourage you to search our scholarship database for other ways to pay for your UToledo education.

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Two scholarships of interest to many future Rockets:

Presidential Scholarship

Our most prestigious scholarship offers students $25,000 per year for four years. It provides a one-time $3,000 stipend for research or an experiential learning opportunity such as education abroad.

Levis Leadership Scholarship

Forty incoming first-year students are accepted into the Levis Leadership program. Students are awarded $1,000 the first year and $750 per year for three additonal years. They participate in programming to develop their leadership skills throughout their four years as a Rocket.


Our Tuition Guarantee helps you budget

The tuition you pay your first year as an undergrad will be the same tuition you pay in Year 4. Your on-campus housing and meal plan rates won’t change from Year 1 to Year 4, either. Guaranteed.

How Do I Apply for Scholarships and Financial Aid?

You’ll find the scholarship applications you need through the Scholarship Search link. But your first step should be to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

The FAFSA is required to determine your financial aid eligibility and whether you qualify for loans and grants. Many scholarships also require you to fill out the FAFSA.

Rocket Solution Central is UToledo’s one-stop shop for financial aid questions.

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We realize some families’ financial circumstances may change. You may be eligible for an adjustment to your financial aid. Contact Rocket Solution Central for assistance.


How Will My Investment in UToledo Pay Off?

Our graduates rank in the top 5 of Ohio public institutions for average annual earnings. And they graduate with much less student debt — 30% less than the national average.


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Last Updated: 2/16/24