Frequently Asked Questions

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We are excited to introduce our new tuition reduction plan, the DEFIne your Future Program, which is aimed at making higher education more affordable and accessible. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you understand the details of this initiative:

Why is Defiance College implementing this program?

Our goal is to enhance affordability and accessibility to higher education. We believe that a high-quality education should be within reach for all students, and this tuition reduction is a significant step in achieving that goal.


What is the DEFIne your Future Program at Defiance College?

The DEFIne your Future Program at Defiance College is a tuition reduction initiative to help make education more affordable for all students. Beginning in the 2024-25 academic year, Defiance College tuition has been reduced by 25 percent, from $37,978 to $28,500.


Will this tuition reduction impact the quality of education at Defiance College?

Absolutely not. Defiance College is committed to providing excellent academic programs, and this reduction in tuition will not compromise the quality of education you receive. In fact, it allows us to further invest in our academic offerings and student support services.


How does this affect returning students?

We will be repackaging all financial aid packages, because we know a student’s cost is always dependent on a number of factors including family income, academic performance, and participation in activities. The first step for all students is to complete the FAFSA for the 2024-25 school year beginning in December. Financial Aid packaging for returning students takes place in the Spring after registration. In the meantime, students and families should contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss their personal financial situation at 419-783-2364 or


When will this tuition reduction come into effect?

The reduced tuition rate will be effective for the 2024-25 academic year.


Are there any changes in scholarships or financial aid?

Scholarships and financial aid will still be available to eligible students. Decisions regarding your eligibility for these programs will be dependent on your FAFSA filing, as noted above.


How can I apply for admission to Defiance College?

You can apply through our online application portal on our website here. Our admissions team is available to assist you throughout the application process.


Can I transfer my credits to Defiance College from another institution?

Yes! We accept transfer credits from accredited institutions. Please contact our transfer admissions counselor, Andy White, at or 419-783-2611 for more information on the transfer credit evaluation process.


Where can I get more information about the tuition reduction and programs at Defiance College?

For more information, visit our official website at or contact our admissions office at or 419-783-2359.


We are thrilled to offer this tuition reduction to make education at Defiance College more affordable and accessible to all students. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus and providing you with an excellent academic experience. If you have any further questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to our admissions team.


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