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. 

2019-2020 Tuition and Fees

Tuition is based on the current per-unit rate for the 2019-2020 academic year. For 2020-2021 tuition and fees, please contact the Office of Financial Aid. (Tuition rates may increase in future academic years.)

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.

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 Re-entry scholarship application, 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 Re-entry scholarship application only.
  • 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 Learners 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.