Financial Information & Expenses

Tuition & Fees 2023-2024

Per Semester


Full-Time Students (12 to 18 credit hours)
Tuition:  $16,527
University Fee:  $180.00
Student Activity Fee:  $155.00
Fee for laboratory and studio courses: (see pricing at Student Accounts website > Lab Fees)

Part-Time Students

Tuition (per credit hour):  $1,102.00
University Fee (for 6 to 11 credit hours):  $85.00
Student Activity Fee (per credit hour):  $10.00
Fee for laboratory and studio courses: (see pricing at Student Accounts website > Lab Fees)


Tuition (per credit hour):  $1,072.00
Grad Fee per credit hour for 1-8 credit hours:  $15.00
Grad Fee for 9 or more credit hours:  $135.00

Summer 2023

Undergraduate Tuition (per credit hour):  *$826.00
Undergraduate University Fee (per credit hour): $15.00

*Subject to change – please contact 716.839.8213 for current summer tuition rates

Special Tuition

Audited courses or non-credit hour courses (per credit hour equivalent)
Undergraduate:  $551.00

Housing and Food

Room Type/
Meal Plan
Canavan HallCampus (Single Room)
19 Meal Plan  $6,970.00 per sem  $7,345.00 per sem
14 Meal Plan  $6,745.00 per sem  $7,120.00 per sem
10 Meal Plan  $6,685.00 per sem  $7,060.00 per sem

Housing and Food

Collegiate VilliageHousing Cost100 Block Meal Plan
Four Bedroom$4,875.00 per sem$1,915.00 per sem
Two Bedroom (Single)$4,925.00 per sem$1,915.00 per sem
Two Bedroom (Shared)$4,925.00 per sem$1,915.00 per sem
Triple occupancy of room (if required – deduct from Canavan Hall rate) ($300.00)

Health Insurance 2023-2024

Please reach out to the CHIP center for details at 716.839.7380

Special Fees

  • Application fee payable with the application: $50.00 for International students
  • Challenge Examination Fee: $100.00 plus Tuition fee $30.00 per credit hour
  • Credit for Learning from Life Experience (CLLE) Assessment Fee: $100.00 plus Tuition fee $30.00 per credit hour
  • Tuition deposit required (non-refundable):
    • Undergraduate Students:  $200.00
    • Early Decision Applicants:  $200.00
    • Transfer Students:  $200.00
    • PA Undergraduate Students:  $400.00 (first year only)
    • PA & PT Graduate Students:  $500.00
    • Graduate Students:  $200.00
  • Room reservation deposit:  $200.00 (new and returning students) 
  • Late Payment Fee:  $100.00
  • Returned check charges (NSF):  $40.00
  • First-year Student Fee (for all Freshman students):  $175.00

Payment of full-time tuition entitles students to take 12-18 hours of coursework. Students will be charged at the part-time credit-hour rate ($1,072.00) for each credit hour taken beyond 18 per semester.

The charge for housing and food covers the period beginning with the evening preceding the opening of classes and extends to the day following the last examination.  Regular school holidays are included in the housing period, but the Thanksgiving holiday, inter-semester recess, and spring break are excluded. Students who arrive before the opening of the semester or who stay after it ends will be charged an extended residence fee of up to $50.00 per day, or up to $230.00 per week.

Financial Agreements

The University reserves the right to change its schedule of tuition, residence, and board, and special fees when it is deemed advisable. The University will not be responsible for the loss of money or other valuables. Personal property is the student’s own responsibility. It is recommended that students residing in campus housing contact their personal or family insurance carrier to review coverage. Any damage to University property will be charged to the student.


Students are expected to make payment arrangements with the Office of Student Accounts (Duns Scotus Hall, Room 112) by the due date stated on their self-service billing statement for the amount of the semester charges less any financial aid and/or bank loans. A $100.00 late payment fee will be assessed if arrangements are made after this date.  If financial aid and/or bank loans are pending, students must sign a promissory note online.  Registrations may be canceled for any student who does not make satisfactory payment arrangements.

WE ARE PAPERLESS! Promissory notes, consents, and tuition statements are available online at: self-service > student finance > continue to payment center.

Checks should be made payable to Daemen University and mailed to the Office of Student Accounts, Duns Scotus Hall, Room 112, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, New York 14226.

Online payments through self-service are available, enabling students and/or parents to pay tuition and fees by electronic check (ACH) or by credit/debit card. Tuition payments can be made online at: self-service > student finance > continue to payment center > make a payment.

All financial obligations must be settled in full before any claim is made for a degree, semester grade reports, or transcripts. Students will be charged for collection agency fees and reasonable attorney’s fees incurred in enforcing the collection of any and all outstanding amounts owed to the University.

Room Deposits

All enrolled resident students who intend to return for the fall semester must make a room deposit of $200.00. This amount will be credited to the first semester’s bill. A refund of the room deposit will be made if written notice of withdrawal from residence is received by the Director of Housing and Residence Life by May 1. (New students should contact the Admissions Office.) A full refund also will be made to those students not permitted to register for the fall term. Students who are not sure if they are academically qualified to continue should make this deposit; if they are not eligible to continue, a full refund will be made.

Tuition Deposits

A $200 deposit for Undergraduate Students & International Students is regarded as the student’s commitment to the University and is required in order to guarantee a seat in the entering class. A $500 deposit for PA & PT Graduate Students is regarded as the student’s commitment to the University and is required in order to guarantee a seat in the entering class.  The tuition deposit is non-refundable.

Withdrawals and Refunds

The University views registration as the student’s official statement of intent to enroll in a subsequent semester. Therefore, once registered, the student is financially obligated for the payment of all applicable tuition and fees unless a Notice of Intent to Withdraw form is filed in the Office of Academic Advisement, Room 108 of the Research & Information Commons. The date of withdrawal will in every case be considered to be the date on which a Notice of Intent to Withdraw form has been filed. Should a student fail to follow the withdrawal procedure outlined above, no refund will be made. The tuition refund policy for all students will be as follows:

  • Prior to and within the first week of classes 100%
  • Within the second week 80%
  • Within the third week 60%
  • Within the fourth week 40%
  • Within the fifth week 20%
  • After the fifth week No Refund

Students or parents who feel that individual circumstances warrant an exception to the published policy may submit a written request indicating the special circumstances to the Student Success Center of Daemen University.

If a student’s enrollment is canceled because of an error on the part of the University, full tuition and fees will be refunded. The refunds will be sent to the student within thirty days of filing a properly completed Notice of Intent to Withdraw form.

If a student moves out of the residence halls to off-campus housing after the first day of classes, housing and food charges may be pro-rated.  Please note this will be handled at the discretion of the Director of Housing and Residence Life.  The meal plan portion will be refunded on a pro-rated basis from the date a Withdrawal from Housing form is submitted to the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

A housing contract release requested in writing before the start of the Spring semester will be granted for the following reasons: participation in a university-sponsored program away from the Amherst area, serious illness or injury to the resident, death in the immediate family, or the withdrawal from Daemen University through the Office of Academic Advisement.  All requests must be submitted in writing to the Director of Housing and Residence Life for consideration.

Credit for Financial Aid

It is the student’s responsibility to complete all arrangements for any financial aid that he or she may be eligible to receive. Credit toward university bills for financial aid awards will be given when the payment or award notice, approved by the appropriate agency, is received by the Office of Student Accounts, Room 112, Duns Scotus Hall. The student must resolve any financial aid and university bill discrepancies through consultation with the Financial Aid Office and the Office of Student Accounts.