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Setting Our Sights Higher

Since 1850, we’ve challenged the status quo. Now we’re charting our boldest trajectory yet: to raise $400 million by 2025 through a culture of philanthropy. For greater access to scholarships, academic excellence and hands-on learning opportunities — for all Flyers. We’re calling on you to help our community not just fly, but soar!

Transfer Student Visits

As a transfer student, you have specific questions. Visiting campus and meeting with an admission counselor is a great way to determine if the University of Dayton is the right fit. Try us on for size and schedule a visit to campus.

International Student Visit and Events

Students from around the world have chosen the University of Dayton for their undergraduate education - and ranked us a leading university worldwide in an international student satisfaction survey. To see if our top-tier university is the right place for your undergraduate studies, we offer a variety of visit and event options.

Graduate Student Visits

When immersed in the rigors and challenges of graduate studies, it helps to be surrounded by an inclusive and supportive community on a picturesque campus just minutes from downtown Dayton. Locate your program in our Program Finder and contact your Program Director to schedule a personalized visit.

Law Student Visits

Is the UD Law School right for you? Visit campus and allow us to argue our case. Information sessions and individual visits are available, and we also attend recruitment events across the country.

Pursue Your Passion

Our more than 80 undergraduate and 50 graduate and doctoral programs are designed to prepare you for a successful future. Many online programs are offered and provide flexible, convenient learning opportunities. 

More than 100 minors and nearly 50 certificates are also available, allowing you to customize your studies to match your interests and career goals.

An Outstanding Education is Within Reach

As a Catholic, Marianist institution, we're committed to making a UD education affordable and accessible to all students.

To help you cover your costs, a variety of scholarships, grants, loans and part-time work study are available. The University also accepts transfer credits and credit by exam for undergraduates, giving you more flexibility to add a double major or minor or participate in a transformational experience like study abroad or co-op.

We Are Here to Help

The process of applying for financial aid can seem daunting, but we are here to help. Explore this page to learn how to get through the process.

If you still have questions, please contact us and let our team know how we can assist.

First Steps for All Students
Step 1: Apply to UD

Fill out the appropriate application for your student type.

Undergraduate students will be able to see their merit scholarship eligibility.

Apply Now
Step 2: File the FAFSA

To be considered for need-based financial aid — including grants and loans — you should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

File the FAFSA
Step 3: Explore Types of Aid

Learn about the types of aid available for each student type:

About Sinclair

Graduate with the right skills to succeed in today's jobs. Sinclair offers 300+ degree and certificate programs, including specialized and technical areas of study that are in high demand in the Dayton region. In the last four years, more than 26,000 credentials have been earned by Sinclair students.

Sinclair offers course schedules and options, including online, to match your lifestyle. Credits easily transfer to four-year colleges and universities in Ohio and elsewhere, with more than 100 university transfer agreements that make it easy to transfer to advanced study. More than 3,500 students transfer every year from Sinclair.

With one of the lowest tuition rates in Ohio, Sinclair is committed to providing quality education and consistently ranks among the top community colleges in America. Sinclair's student-to-faculty ratio of nineteen-to-one is among the lowest at any Ohio college. On average, Sinclair students receiving associate degrees see an earnings increase from $22,000 to $38,000 in the first year after graduation. (Source: ODJFS and NSC data).


The Region's Choice

More students in the Dayton region choose Sinclair for their undergraduate degree than any other local college. More residents from across an eight-county region in Southwest Ohio (Montgomery, Warren, Greene, Clark, Preble, Butler, Miami, and Darke) study at Sinclair than study at any other university anywhere!

With our enrollment of more than 30,000 students, Sinclair is among the largest community colleges in America. We offer classes at our downtown Dayton campus regional centers in CentervilleEnglewood, Huber Heights and Mason, online, and at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, making us accessible to everyone in Southwest Ohio and beyond. Our remarkable students, faculty and staff exhibit quality as evidenced by frequent national and state awards. We are also proud to be members of the board of the League for Innovation in the Community College.

Three Strategic Priorities

of Sinclair Community College


Southwestern Ohio citizens, communities, and businesses will be served with educational programs and services that are aligned to the economy and the social needs of this region.


The number of college students will grow, as will the rate of success. More businesses and community organizations will receive more training and development services. Efficiency and effectiveness will grow.


The student body, faculty, and staff will reflect the holistic diversity of the region, and success achievement gaps between groups will be eliminated.


Seven Strategic Policy Rules

of the Sinclair Community College Board of Trustees

The following governance "rules" provide operating parameters for the college.

  1. Sustainable: Operate sustainably, for if there is no margin there is no mission. Long-term continuity and stability is critical for successful strategic results.
  2. Accessible: Maintain the social justice and inclusion traditions of the college through open access to programs and services.
  3. The Public Good: Sinclair should pursue decisions and advocate for the good of the greater community.
  4. Best Talent: Hire, develop, and retain the best talent in support of the mission and priorities of the college.
  5. Truthful: Be accurate, truthful, ethical and transparent at all times regarding the viability of strategies, and the conditions and direction of the college.
  6. Continuous Quality Improvement: Benchmark, gather, and apply innovative approaches for continuous improvement.
  7. Compliant: Proactively know, understand, and comply with relevant laws and regulations governing the college.

There’s always something to do at Sinclair, known for its activities and extra-curricular organizations that every student can enjoy. Attend a performance from the Sinclair Theatre department or attend a session of Sinclair Talks, a series of weekly presentations about social and cultural issues. Take advantage of Sinclair-sponsored service learning opportunities—like tutoring for at-risk children, disaster relief assistance and veteran appreciation projects—to help the community grow.

Share your journey—get involved at Sinclair to build both your employment portfolio and your community.

Sinclair has a club for every interest, so you can get involved in your favorite groups, from civic activism to sports and hobbies. Opportunities abound for developing your leadership skills. Or you can always just hang out with your friends over coffee in Sinclair’s state-of-the-art library.