Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Fees - Summer 2017

Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies $450 per credit hour
Bachelor of Arts in Human Services $450 per credit hour
Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution $575 per credit hour

Matriculation fee (nonrefundable; charged to new students only), $45.
An application fee of $45 is required for the BLS and BHS programs.


  • Tuition and fees must be paid in full by the third Friday of the respective session
  • Monthly payments may be arranged through the Business Office. Payments may be mailed to:

    Dominican University
    Business Office
    7900 West Division Street
    River Forest, IL 60305

Financial Aid


Dominican University participates in the Federal Direct Stafford Loan program and Graduate PLUS Loan program. To apply for federal student loans students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which must be filed online at

Graduate students must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for federal loans. Definitions of full-time and half-time enrollments are important in determining both loan and deferment eligibility. To be considered a full-time student, a graduate student must be enrolled for nine credit hours per semester (three courses of three semester hours each). To be considered a half-time student, a graduate student must be enrolled for at least one-half of the credit hours required for full-time attendance per semester (4.5 semester hours). 

Graduate students can borrow up to $20,500 per academic year (depending on the cost of attendance and enrollment level) in Federal Direct Stafford Loans. Direct loans borrowed after July 1, 2012 will be entirely unsubsidized, which means that the loans will accumulate interest while you are in school. The current interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans is 5.41%.

Federal Direct PLUS Loans are available to graduate students who need to borrow more than the Stafford Loan amount to meet educational expenses. The current interest rate for Federal Direct PLUS Loans is 6.41%.

Certificate students (not in a master’s degree program) may eligible to borrow up to $12,500 in the Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program.

For complete information visit or contact the Financial Aid Office.

Information about interest rates and deferments for all loan programs and information on external scholarship opportunities is available from the financial aid office.

Additional Resources

The US Department of Education offers access through the World Wide Web to these federal publications:

The Student Guide: Financial Aid from the US Department of Education.

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) sponsors FinAid, the Financial Aid Information Page. The FinAid page is the most comprehensive free resource for student financial aid information on the Web. Features on the FinAid Page offerings include access to four databases of private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans that you may search free of charge, several financial aid calculators, including those on loan repayment, estimated financial contribution and a savings plan designer.