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. 80% of new UToledo students receive scholarships and 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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Tuition and Fees

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Room and Meal Plan


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per year

Can I lower the cost?

Absolutely.

Most first-time freshmen are automatically considered for merit scholarships based on their GPAs when they apply to UToledo. No other application necessary! If you qualify, you get the scholarship.

And many out-of-state students are able to bring down their tuition costs to about the same amount as in-state students with an $8,000 Rocket Nation scholarship. The Rocket Nation scholarship is also based on GPA and automatically awarded when you apply and if you qualify.

If you're an international student, visit our international scholarship page.

How much can I earn in merit scholarships?


In-state students (includes residents of Monroe County, Mich.)

Toledo Excellence Scholarship

GPA 4.0 and above

$6,000

Regents Scholarship

GPA 3.75-3.99

$5,000

Trustees Scholarship

GPA 3.4-3.74

$3,500


Out-of-state students

Toledo Excellence and Rocket Nation Scholarships

GPA 4.0 and above

$14,000

Regents and Rocket Nation Scholarships

GPA 3.75-3.99

$13,000

Trustees and Rocket Nation Scholarships

GPA 3.4-3.74

$11,500

Rocket Nation Scholarships

GPA 3.0 and above

$8,000

The $8,000 Rocket Nation Scholarship assists academically eligible students residing outside of Ohio and Monroe County, Michigan, with UToledo's out-of-state surcharge.

Are there other types of financial aid?

Yep. Most of our students receive some form of financial aid. Students also work on or off campus to help pay tuition. We offer payment plans as well.

We award scholarships based on all kinds of things — good grades or whether you’re majoring in astronomy or are involved in 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 covers full tuition, general fee, room and board for four years. It provides a one-time 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. 

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.

Sample Family Financial Profiles

Rarely do students pay the full cost of attendance at UToledo. The majority of our students receive some sort of financial aid.

Financial aid packages depend on many variables. The most important are your family income and high school academic performance.

Check out our family profiles to see how those variables affect aid packages and how financial aid can stack up to reduce overall cost. We also show how a student's remaining annual cost can be spread over eight months with our monthly Rocket Payment Plan.

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Toledo, Ohio

Plans to commute

Business major

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High school GPA: 2.7

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$32,000

Family Income

$11,356

Annual tuition and fees*

— $9,495

Grants

— $5,500

Federal loan (must be repaid)



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Hannahʼs annual cost

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Temperance, Mich.

Plans to commute

Pharmacy major

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High school GPA: 3.9

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$145,000

Family Income

$11,356

Annual tuition and fees*

— $5,000

Merit scholarships

— $5,500

Federal loan (must be repaid)



$856

Marcus’ annual cost

$122/month

Rocket Payment Plan

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Edon, Ohio

Plans to live on campus

Communication major

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High school GPA: 3.5

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$65,000

Family Income

$24,264

Annual tuition, fees*, room and board

— $7,000

Merit and need-based scholarships

— $1,945

Grants

— $5,500

Federal loan (must be repaid)



$9,819

Sam’s annual cost

$1,240/month

Rocket Payment Plan

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Brook Park, Ohio

Plans to live on campus

Engineering major

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High school GPA: 3.75

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$80,000

Family Income

$24,264

Annual tuition, fees*, room and board

— $9,500

Merit and need-based scholarships

— $5,500

Federal loan (must be repaid)



$9,264

Terrel’s annual cost

$1,173/month

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Indianapolis, Ind.

Plans to live on campus

Psychology major

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High school GPA: 3.4

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$95,000

Family Income

$33,624

Annual tuition, fees*, room and board

— $11,500

Merit scholarships
(Includes Out-of-State Award of $8,000)

— $5,500

Federal loan (must be repaid)



$16,624

Victoriaʼs annual cost

$2,093/month

Rocket Payment Plan

*Fees may vary based on college and major.

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.

UToledoʼs
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003131

FAFSA
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Oct. 1

Priority
submission date

Feb. 1

File My FAFSA UToledo Financial Aid

We realize many families’ financial circumstances have changed due to COVID-19. You may be eligible for an adjustment to your financial aid by completing UToledo’s 2020-21 Special Circumstances Application. Contact Rocket Solution Central for assistance.

How Will My Investment in UToledo Pay Off?

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Read more about how Dunphy’s UToledo experiences helped him secure his job at SpaceX.

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Gorz started working at Estee Lauder three months after graduation. Read more about how she went from UToledo to the giant cosmetics company.

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Class of 2020, Business Management and Marketing

“At first, some people told me I was crazy and it wasn’t feasible to move to Washington, D.C., at the beginning of my senior year for the Congressional internship while taking classes as a full-time student. I’m happy I listened to myself. [UToledo’s] Multicultural Emerging Scholars program gave me the head start, network and support to be successful.”

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Last Updated: 10/20/21