ODU Makes a College Education Affordable

We get it – college is a huge investment. That’s why we do everything we can to make an ODU education attainable for each and every student. We believe in being transparent about the true cost of an ODU education. No, we won’t nickel and dime you, and we certainly won’t blindside you with unexpected fees. At ODU, what you see is what you get: an outstanding (and affordable) college education and experience.


of full-time traditional undergraduate students received some kind of financial assistance in 2023-24.

Our Sticker Price* — You Won’t Pay This

Let’s go ahead and address the elephant in the room because it’s not as big as you think.

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees $35,720
Housing & Food $12,882
Total $48,602

Again, you will not pay this amount.

*Tuition & fees for 2024-2025 academic year, based on full-time resident enrollment.
For a complete overview of ODU’s Cost of Attendance, click here.


Incoming Class’ Average Aid

Here’s a snapshot of our most recent incoming class and the average amount of scholarships and grants they received (this figure does not include loans).


Our Freebies

When you become a Panther, you’ll have access to an outstanding education… and so much more!

Free parking
Free tickets to ODU athletic events
Free access to washers and dryers
Free use of ODU’s Fitness Center
Free printing at ODU's computer labs


Student Success Stories

Evonne English
Middle Childhood Education

Evonne English in a classroom addressing felllow students

“I know a lot about the different technologies used in the classroom, student behavior, student development, and my content areas, so I feel very prepared for my career as a teacher.”

Seth Bowles
Finance & Economics

Seth Bowles at a computer in the classroom working on a project with fellow students.

“The biggest thing I got from Ohio Dominican was learning about what I’m passionate about. I want to get into helping people save for retirement so that everybody can gain benefits from that.”

Janae Stokes
Social Work

Image of ODU student Janae Stokes in an office setting, holding a laptop and discussing a project with a colleague.

“My classes have allowed me to gain valuable hands-on experience so I can see what a career as a social worker is really like.”


Our Value

What you get from your college experience is worth every penny.

Job & Grad School Placement Rate

six months after graduation

Impacting Your Community

Service Hours Annually

Student Scholarships

We award ODU Scholarships to full-time, traditional undergraduate students, either incoming freshmen or transfer students. Maximize your savings (and your experience) by participating in our popular Honors Program.

ODU Scholarship Package Range
$14,000 – $21,000

Our ODU Scholarships are renewable for up to four years while you pursue an undergraduate degree as long as you are enrolled full time and maintain good academic standing.

Honors Scholarships
$1,000 – Full Tuition

ODU offers both an Honors Distinction Scholarship, which covers your full tuition over four years, as well as an Honors Scholarship, which provides an additional $1,000 per year to students in ODU’s Honors Program.

Learn More About Available Scholarships at ODU

Our Promise

We’re committed to doing everything we can to help you connect your passion with a purpose while you prepare for an exciting career and fulfilling life.

Ready to get started? Click here to apply!