Tuition & Costs

Tuition and Fees

You may be surprised to know that tuition and fees, room and board, account only for about 60 percent of the funds needed to provide a quality Denison education. Thanks to the university’s alumni-supported, well-managed endowment, our students can afford an outstanding education at a price that is actually well below its true costs.

Payments for tuition and fees are due in July (for the fall semester) and December (for the spring semester). Payments may be made here.

The charges for the 2019-20 academic year are $66,880. These charges are itemized below. Please note that Room and Board charges will vary with the type of accommodations chosen:

Overview of tuition & fees
Service Amount
Full-time Tuition $52,620
Activity Fee (mandatory) $510
Health Center Fee (mandatory) $700
Room (multiple) $7,140
Board (Hill Board Plan) $5,910
Total $66,880

With an allowance of $2,400 for personal expenses and books brings the total cost of attendance to $69,280 for the year. 

*Total is based on room and board options noted above. 

Housing

You have several options for housing at Denison, including sharing a room with your friends, enjoying a single room, or even an apartment with your own kitchen facilities.  Your total bill will vary according to which housing option you choose. The chart below indicates the cost of each housing option.

Housing fees
Room Per Semester Annual Total
Multiple $3,570 $7,140 Room
Single or Staff $4,325 $8,650 Room
Suite $4,325 $8,650 Room
Apartment: Includes Stone Hall Apartment 01 ABCD $5,080 $10,160
Stone Hall Apartment/Shared Bedroom $4,765 $9,530
Homestead $2,450 $4,900

Dining

Denison University Dining Services offers a community experience centered on culinary expertise, fresh ingredients, healthy options, and a shared sense of environmental and social responsibility. Denison offers several dining options through its dining services partner, Bon Appetit.

Dining Fees
Plan Average Meals Per Week Flex Dollars Per Semester Semester Cost Annual Cost
Big Red Unlimited $150 $3,125 $6,250
The Hill 16 $1,805 $2,955 $5,910
Olmsted 14 $1,555 $2,785 $5,570
West Loop* 14 $430 $2,785 $5,570
West College 12 $1,355 $2,615 $5,230

*Participants of the West Loop Plan will have 10 meal swipes added to their account each week

Alternative Meal Plans*

The following alternative board plans, 1831 and The Reserve, are only available to students residing in board-optional housing or to seniors graduating this academic year.

Alternative Board plans
Plan Average Meals Per Week Flex Dollars Per Semester Semester Cost Annual Cost
1831 12 $1,390 $1,650 $3,300
The Reserve 11 $1,230 $1,480 $2,960

*Graduating seniors who are not living in board-optional housing must select one of the seven meal plans offered.

Other Costs

Fees are charged for certain classes that require extra resources. Please consult with student accounts if you have any questions.

List of additional charges per year
Charge Year
Student Insurance Plan (Coverage may be waived) $1,340

Contact Us

Student Accounts

Mail
Student Accounts
100 West College Street
Granville, OH 43023
Phone
740-587-6274
Fax
740-562-6306

Financial Aid

Mail
Financial Aid
100 West College Street
Granville, OH 43023
Phone
740-587-6276
Fax
740-562-6322

Questions about Financial Aid: finaid@denison.edu

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