Adult Degree Completion Tuition and Aid

Here you will find tuition and fees, as well as options and opportunities to pay for your Adult Degree Completion (ADC) program. 

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

Housing Status Off-Campus Living with Parent(s)
Tuition* $17,750 $17,750
Fees (Campus Comprehensive, ASDU Activities, Technology) $480 $480
Room and Board $15,943 $8,780
Books and Supplies $1,080 $1,080
Transportation $858 $938
Personal Expenses $3,784 $3,225
Estimated Loan Fees $120 $120
Total $40,015 $32,373

Full-time enrollment: $8,875 each semester (between 12 and 18 units). Please note — if you exceed 18 units in a semester, tuition will increase by $750 per excess unit.

Part-time tuition:  $750 per unit (less than 12 units per semester).

In addition to tuition and fees, the standard cost of attendance for ADC students includes allowances for living expenses, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. 

Billing and Payment

A payment plan is available to all students. Once you are registered, visit Student Billing to learn how to establish a payment plan. 

For questions about your billing statement and/or the charges that appear on it, as well as our Tuition Refund Policy, please contact the Business Services Office.

  • The balance on your student account is due by the published due date, regardless of the status of your financial aid. If a balance is paid and then financial aid is applied, any credit balance will be refunded to the student.
  • All students receiving financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans, and/or work-study) must submit the Dominican Financial Aid Application.
  • Students interested in borrowing loans or finding a work-study position must also submit the FAFSA.
  • Anticipated Financial Aid will show on your billing statement once all required items are received and processed by the Office of Financial Aid.

  • To see what specific documents are needed to finalize your financial aid, please visit the Dominican’s Financial Aid Portal.

  • The number of anticipated units of enrollment reported on the Dominican Financial Aid Application must match the number of units in which the student enrolls in order for anticipated aid to be reflected on the account statement. If they don't match, the student will need to notify the Office of Financial Aid to resolve.

  • If your financial aid is not finalized before the dates below, it may not show on your first student account statement for the term.

Fall Semester May 1
Spring Semester November 1
Summer Semester April 1
  • Students who withdraw from the University after enrolling in courses for a term are subject to the Tuition Refund Policy.

2019-2020 Tuition and Fees

Housing Status Off-Campus Living with Parent(s)
Tuition* $17,750 $17,750
Fees (Campus Comprehensive, ASDU Activities, Technology) $480 $480
Room and Board $15,084 $6,786
Books and Supplies $1,971 $1,971
Transportation $1,278 $1,134
Personal Expenses $3,996 $3,564
Estimated Loan Fees $120 $120
Total $40,679 $31,805

Financial Aid: Scholarships, Grants, Loans and Work-Study

Scholarships and grants are types of aid that do not have to be repaid and that can help to directly reduce your tuition expenses. Eligibility is usually based on academic merit, financial need and/or talent in specific areas.

How to Apply

To be considered for a scholarship or grant, submit a FAFSA and a Dominican Financial Aid Application, and any other documents that may be requested. 

To learn how to apply for Re-entry scholarships, please see below.

Types of Scholarships

Adult Degree Completion (ADC) Scholarship

Adult Degree Completion Program Scholarships are available based on financial need and level of enrollment. 

  • Awarded based on level of enrollment and the EFC calculated by FAFSA
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units/semester) to be eligible

Crankstart Re-entry Scholarship

The Crankstart Foundation assists students who have had an interruption of five or more years in obtaining their first baccalaureate degree. Amount: $5000 that must be applied towards tuition and fees.

  • Who is it for? Admitted ADC students.
  • Criteria: Experienced an interruption in their educational pursuits of five or more years.
  • Amount: Up to $5,000, scholarships must be applied towards tuition and fees.
  • How to apply: Submit a 2019-2020 Re-entry scholarship application (PDF or online form), the FAFSA, the Dominican Financial Aid Application, and maintain at least half-time enrollment (6 units per semester).
  • Essay: Applicants must submit a typed essay (one page, maximum) explaining why they experienced an interruption and why resuming their undergraduate education is important to them. Please highlight any challenges and/or hardships endured as well as any academic qualifications, achievements, and your commitment towards obtaining the degree.

Osher Re-entry Scholarship

The Bernard Osher Foundation assists students who have had an interruption of five or more years in obtaining their first baccalaureate degree. 

  • Who is it for? Admitted ADC students and Admitted Transfer students pursuing the combined Liberal Studies Bachelors/Credential.
  • Criteria: Experienced a cumulative gap in the pursuit of a first Bachelor's degree of five or more years.
  • Amount: Up to $5,000.
  • How to apply: Submit a 2019-2020 Re-entry scholarship — via PDF or online form.
  • Essay: Applicants must submit a typed essay (one page, maximum) explaining why they experienced an interruption and why resuming their undergraduate education is important to them. Please highlight any challenges and/or hardships endured as well as any academic qualifications, achievements, and your commitment towards obtaining the degree.

Adult Degree students and their families have access to federal loans to help meet their cost of attending Dominican.

How to Apply

In order to become eligible, submit a FAFSA and federal loans will be included in your financial aid award. 

Learn about what types of loans are available on the Undergraduate and Adult Degree Completion Loans page.

Work-Study is an optional form of self-help aid that allows students to apply for on-campus employment (or off-campus work with one of our community service partners) to earn extra money toward their college expenses. 

How to Apply

To be considered for Federal Work-Study, submit a FAFSA and contact the Office of Financial Aid. To learn about other opportunities, visit our Work-Study page.