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D'Youville is a smart investment.

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D'Youville's costs are some of the lowest in the region.

Our students come from all economic backgrounds. Nearly all are eligible for financial assistance ranging from Pell grants to merit-based scholarships that may cover full tuition and a substantial portion of dorm costs.

Our graduates are successful, so if you’re looking for value in a college education, you’ve come to the right place.


Our alumni have the highest early-career salaries of college graduates in Western New York, according to Payscale.com. And D'Youville ranks in the top 20% of schools in the U.S. that deliver economic value in a college education according to the Economist.


Here are some other reasons we're a great value:

One of the most affordable private institutions in the region.

A recent analysis of tuition costs for private colleges in Western and Central New York found D’Youville to be one of the most affordable.

Comparative tuition across western and central new york

More information about cost can be found on our tuition page.  

Automatic merit-based scholarship consideration

When you apply for admission at D’Youville, we’ll automatically consider you for our merit scholarships. Undergraduate scholarships can cover as much as 50% of your tuition, and there is no need to fill out a separate application! Transfer students can qualify for scholarships, as well. Unlike other schools, maintaining your scholarship is easier at D'Youville, because we use realistic GPA requirements to determine your eligibility each year. 

Check out the chart below to see if you qualify:
Scholarship GPA / SAT (M & EBRW)* / or ACT Tuition Waiver Amount Dorm GPA required to retain scholarship
Honors 88/1170 /or 24 50% off 25% off 2.75
Distinction 80/1080 /or 21 25% off  50% off 2.5 
Achievement 80/980 /or 19 $3,000    2.25
Transfer 3.5 $5,000  

2.5

Transfer 3.0 $4,000  

2.5

Transfer 2.75 $3,500   2.5
Dillon 93/1360 /or 29 100% off  25%  2.75
Buffalo Say Yes No GPA minimum requirement/1080 /or 21 100% off   2.75
Alumni Kinship   $300-$2,000   Must reapply each year. Only open to relatives of D'Youville alumni.

*Scores are based on the new SAT score format which went into effect in March 2016.
⁺D'Youville only requires that you submit the results from one test.

More information can be found on our scholarships page.

Grants that can help you afford college

Unlike student loans, grants don’t have to be paid back. There are a number of grants to help qualified students pay for college, including:

Pell Grants: up to $5,645 per year
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): up to $5,000 per year
D’Youville Grants: up to $3,300 per year
Federal Student Equal Opportunity Grants: up to $3,000 per year
Teach Grants: up to $3,700 per year

More information can be found on our grants page.

Combined Degrees that save you time and money

Our combined degree programs are a great value. You'll earn your bachelor's and master's degree in less time, getting you in your career a year before other graduates. You'll save money because you'll pay undergraduate tuition for your graduate study. And you can keep your undergraduate scholarship for all five years.

Explore the programs that can save you time and money on our joint and combined degrees page.

Access to additional financial aid and scholarship opportunities

If you want to come to D’Youville, we want to help you afford to go here. In addition to the other forms of financial aid, we also offer:

Loans: Financial aid that needs to be paid back

  • Direct Subsidized (does not accrue interest while in school): Up to $3,500 per year
  • Direct Unsubsidized (accrues interest while in school): Up to $2,000 per year

Campus Employment (work study):

  • Federal: up to $750 per semester
  • Student Employment Program: $300 for Fall semester

More information can be found on our types of aid page.