Transfer and Adult Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid

How much does UToledo cost?

You’re already well aware that college is an investment. A big one. But we believe a University of Toledo education is worth it.

We also believe in transparency and that you need to know all the facts before you invest. 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

Our Tuition Guarantee helps you budget

Your tuition, housing and meal plan rates are fixed for four years. Guaranteed.

*If you previously attended UToledo and are transferring back, you are not included in the Tuition Guarantee.

Can I lower the cost?

Absolutely. Adult and transfer students can qualify for scholarships.

You are automatically considered for a merit scholarships based on your GPA when you apply to UToledo. No other application necessary! If you qualify, you get the scholarship.

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

2 out of 3 transfer students receive state or federal aid.
More than half of transfer students receive a scholarship to offset UToledo’s out-of-state surcharge.

Two renewable transfer merit scholarships are available for transfer students and can be combined ― the UToledo Achievement Award and the transfer out-of-state award. Merit scholarships are based on your cumulative transfer GPA ― your cumulative GPA from all the higher education institutions you’ve attended.


  • Completed 12 or more hours at any regionally accredited institution after high school graduation prior to attending UToledo
  • Must live outside of Ohio or Monroe County, Mich., to qualify for the out-of-state scholarship

Transfer awards

Cumulative Transfer GPA Achievement Award Out-of-state Awards (if applicable)
3.75+ $4,000 $8,000
3.40-3.74 $3,000 $7,000
3.00-3.39 $1,000 $5,000

How long am I eligible for the merit scholarships?

The maximum length of time that you can receive your transfer admission scholarship is based on your cumulative transfer GPA credit hours. It cannot exceed the completion of an undergraduate degree.

Number of Transfer Credits Length of scholarship at UToledo
12-74 4 semesters
75-89 3 semesters
90+ 2 semesters

General Transfer Scholarship Policies

  • All admission scholarships are based on your cumulative transfer GPA and credit hours from all regionally accredited institutions that you previously attended.
  • Transfer students who previously attended UToledo must have a minimum 2.0 UToledo GPA to be eligible for admission scholarships.
  • Undergraduates with baccalaureate degrees are not eligible to receive admission scholarships.
  • Only U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens are eligible for the admission scholarships listed here. International transfer and adult students are eligible for other admission scholarships.
  • Students who are in a 100% online degree program are not eligible for the transfer out-of-state award.

Are there other types of financial aid?

Yep. If you file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and can demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for need-based aid such as loans, grants and work study. Many of our transfer and adult students qualify for need-based aid.

We award scholarships based on all kinds of things — good grades or whether you’re majoring in astronomy. You don’t have to repay scholarships.


What other scholarships are available at UToledo?

Many UToledo academic colleges, departments, and organizations offer scholarships. We encourage you to search our scholarship database.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Prior to each fall semester, we award five $1,000 scholarships to Phi Theta Kappa members transferring to UToledo.


  • 3.5 cumulative transfer GPA
  • Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership submitted to
  • A completed application for UToledo admission, official high school transcripts or GED scores, and official transcripts from all previous institutions attended

Scholarship Deadline: April 1, 2024

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.

If you are a transfer student and already submitted your FAFSA for the academic year, make sure you add UToledo’s code to your application — 003131.

Log in to FAFSA → “Make FAFSA Corrections” → “School Selection” page → add UToledo code

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.

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Priority application deadlines

  • Spring 2022 admission: Dec. 1, 2021
  • Summer 2022 admission: April 1, 2022
  • Fall 2022 admission: June 1, 2022

Applications received by the priority application deadline receive priority consideration for merit aid. We will still accept applications beyond these deadlines.


How Will My Investment in UToledo Pay Off?


Meet Andrew Kleopfer

Class of 2020, theatre
Transferred from Owens Community College

"I worked hard at Owens, so at UToledo, I was able to earn scholarships when I transferred. My decision came down to cost and opportunity. I could get more for my money at UToledo. The admissions process was extremely easy. I was a little anxious about how my credits would transfer. I wanted to finish my degree in two years. But I was able to transfer 62 of my 66 credits."


Have Questions?

Contact our UToledo Adult and Transfer Team.

Call 419.530.8888 or 800.586.5336
(ask for the Adult and Transfer Admission office)
Visit 1100 Rocket Hall
Find Your Admission Counselor
Last Updated: 8/28/23