TUITION AND PAYMENT INFORMATION
Tuition and fees at Ohio University are dependent on several things:
- Ohio or non-Ohio residency
- the number of credit hours for which you are registered in the term
- the campus from which the course is scheduled
- if you are enrolled in a distance learning ONLY degree program (bachelor completion programs)
- if the course is undergraduate or graduate level
Tuition and fees for classes scheduled from Athens and regional campuses are available from the Bursar. ANY distance learning student may register for these class sections, designated in Course Offerings as sections 100 - 999.
Tuition for undergraduate online degree courses is $240 per semester hour
for Ohio residents and $243 per semester hour for non-Ohio residents. This is only available to students in the Online Degree Completion Program.
All tuition and fee information is available on the Office of the Bursar's Tuition and Fees page. Click on the 2013-2014 eLearning link to view undergraduate eCampus tuition. Graduate program tuition and fee information is available if you click on the Off Campus Graduate Programs link.
Tuition for Print-Based Education
For the 2013-2014 academic year, tuition for print-based courses, course credit by examination, and independent study courses is $240 per credit hour for
Ohio residents and $243 per credit hour for non-Ohio residents.
For the 2013-2014 academic year, OHIO Correctional Education tuition is $340 per credit hour for Ohio residents and $343 per credit hour for non-Ohio residents. Visit the OHIO Correctional Education page for more information.
Tuition and fee information is available on the Office of the Bursar's Tuition and Fees page. Click on the 2013-2014 eLearning link.
To learn more about print-based education courses, such as
print-based courses, course credit by examination, or independent study projects, click here.
A student information system and network fee is assessed each
term and varies depending on full-time or part-time (based on
hours) status. Visit the Bursar's website
for more information.
The Ohio University Tuition Estimator is a tool you can use to approximate the cost of tuition and fees per semester. This tool is available on the Office of the Bursar’s Tuition and Fees page. Special eCampus rates are not included in the estimate. However, students who are taking online courses scheduled from the Athens Campus or one of the regional campuses can get an idea of how much their tuition and fees will be.
Several payment options are available and described HERE.
A payment plan is offered HERE.
Payment for Print-Based Education
All fees must be paid at the time you enroll. If you are enrolled at any campus of Ohio University, the comprehensive fee does not cover print-based education course tuition and fees. You must pay the enrollment tuition and fees separately.
Students participating in print-based education courses cannot participate in the payment plan offered by the Bursar’s Office.
Nonpayment and Financial Hold
- It is your responsibility to drop all your courses if you do not plan to take them in the current term. Your classes will NOT be dropped for non-payment of current term tuition/fees.
- Please review the academic calendar for important enrollment dates.
- Tuition and fees are due by the Due Date indicated on your My OHIO Student Center Account Inquiry.
- A late fee of 1.5% will apply to late payments.
- If financial responsibilities have not been met, a student will be placed on financial hold. Students on financial hold are not eligible for registration for future terms and are also prevented from obtaining records such as transcripts and grades.
- You may check your account activity on My OHIO Student Center.
Visit the Bursar's website for additional information, including tax benefits for education.
Financial aid helps students and families meet educational expenses that cannot be met through their own resources. Financial aid can be either need-based or non-need-based. To be considered eligible to receive financial assistance, you must file the current year FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov to begin the financial aid process. The results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), along with the cost-of-attendance, will determine whether or not there is financial need.
After you have applied to a program and been admitted, if you are eligible for financial aid at Ohio University, the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships will notify you after a financial aid award offer has been prepared. The online award offer and status of the FAFSA application may be viewed on your My OHIO Student Center Accounts tab at the My OHIO Portal.
You can learn more about financial aid at Ohio University at Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships and by reading the questions and answers below.
To learn more about the topic of financial aid and how to calculate how much school will cost, how much you need to save, and how much aid you'll need, visit finaid.org.
The Ohio University Office of the Bursar also offers a Monthly Payment Plan. This interest-free payment plan is available to students for a non-refundable application fee per term. For more information and/or to apply, visit the Bursar's website at: Bursar.
Students enrolled in online graduate degree programs may be eligible for Stafford Loans by completing the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Ohio University School Code is 003100.
Flexible Courses and Special Projects
Financial aid generally covers the cost of tuition, textbooks, database fees, and technology fees for print-based courses and special projects.
If you indicate nonterm courses are part of the course enrollment plan, the financial award offer is adjusted to reflect the eligibility for non-term courses. Please review the Financial Aid Information for Print-Based Courses.
Click on the question to reveal the answer.
There are three 5-week Sessions per semester. A traditional “term” is considered a semester at the University and is 15 weeks in length. Financial aid is based off of total hours enrolled for the semester. If a student is enrolled in one course each 5-week Session, then the student would be taking 3 separate courses for the semester. Fall semester has three different Sessions: Fall I, Fall II, and Fall III. Add the hours enrolled from all three sessions in order to determine total hours enrolled for the semester.
To apply for federal and state financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can complete it online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
You can obtain a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID. This form will ask for your tax information and, if you are dependent, your parent's tax information. This form should be completed as soon as possible after January 1 of the year you plan on attending school. When filing the FAFSA you should list Ohio University's school code of 003100.
Any degree seeking student can receive financial aid if they meet the income requirements. Nondegree students, incarcerated students and noncredit students are not generally eligible for federal aid, although some alternative financial assistance may be available.
Financial aid can be used for many expenses, however the following items are not covered if you are completing a distance learning degree program and have nonterm enrollment (Financial Aid Information for Print-Based Courses
- Financial aid is not available for Course Credit by Examination (CCE).
- Living expenses are not covered under the eLearning OHIO Programs and therefore are not included in the financial aid award.
- The full financial aid award does not disburse upon enrollment; students must prepare for some out of pocket tuition and textbook expense.
- Students are considered “half-time” students regardless of the number of credit hours enrolled.
- Contact your bank to ask about a "Direct to Consumer" loan.
- AmeriCorps funds - For general questions about using your Education Award, contact National Service Trust at 1-800-942-2677. Live operators are available from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday. If you have successfully completed your AmeriCorps service, you can view your AmeriCorps Education Award account balance and activity online. To request a copy of your AmeriCorps Education Award voucher or report a change of address, you can visit www.nationalservice.gov/questions/app/ask. You will need to apply to use your funds on the AmeriCorps website and then Ohio University will be notified that your request has gone through and we can begin the disbursement process.
- Workforce Investment Act money available from your county Jobs and Family Services
- The Union Education Trust (State of Ohio bargaining unit employees)
- Alternative Loan Lenders
To transfer your FAFSA information to Ohio University, you need to add Ohio University's school code of 003100 to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To do so, you can go to www.fafsa.ed.gov
and correct your FAFSA to list Ohio University's school code of 003100. You can also call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243 and add Ohio University's school code over the phone. We will not be able to process the results of your FAFSA until you have applied to Ohio University. Once your admission's application is processed, we will begin the process of determining your financial aid eligibility. We will take into consideration the financial aid you received at your previous institution in this process.
Students pursuing coursework through the Online Bachelor Completion Program at Ohio University are eligible to be considered for Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loan funding only.
In order to receive the full amount of a federal financial aid program, undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester (i.e. Fall I, Fall II, and Fall III combine to make Fall semester). Students with the Pell Grant award will see the grant disburse based upon the enrollment at the start of the semester. A student must be enrolled for at least six hours to receive a Federal Direct Student Loan. Only the Federal Pell Grant has limited eligibility for students enrolled less than half-time. Enrollment status is defined as follows (for quarter-based term): Full-time enrollment status -- 12 or more hours Three-quarter time enrollment status -- 9–11 hours Half-time enrollment status -- 6–8 hours Less than half-time status -- 5 or fewer hours. Graduate students need to enroll in at least five credit hours to receive eligibility for the Federal Direct Student Loan.
Award notifications begin at the end of April (for the upcoming school year) and are generated twice weekly after that time for new applicants. Online award offers may be viewed on your My OHIO Student Center Accounts tab at the My OHIO Portal
. Log in using your OHIO ID and password.
Follow the links in your online award offer at the My OHIO Portal
to assure completion of your financial aid requirements. Requirements include completion of a Federal Direct Loan Electronic Master Promissory Note and Loan Entrance Counseling. Students also complete the Federal Direct Loan Program online loan acceptance/confirmation.
Disbursement begins just before the opening of each semester. You will receive an email each time funds are disbursed to your account. If you have an award that has not disbursed, you may need to complete additional paperwork, register in additional credit hours, or complete an online process or form. Disbursed financial aid will first apply to any unpaid charges on your Ohio University account with the Office of the Bursar. Should your disbursed financial aid exceed the semester charges, a refund will be generated which can be used to assist you with other educational expenses such as books and/or living expenses.
You will receive your refund faster if you sign up for direct deposit through the Bursar's Office at ohio.edu/finance/bursar
. Refunds made by direct deposit begin the first day of each semester and continue to be made daily. Refund checks are mailed to students starting the first Friday of the semester and continue on a weekly basis. To receive a refund promptly, students must be registered in the appropriate number of credit hours two weeks prior to the semester opening. Students must also have completed all necessary paperwork or online procedures at this time as well.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is a measurement of academic progress towards a degree or certificate that is required to maintain eligibility for financial aid. SAP is defined differently than the University defines good academic standing. SAP consists of three different components: grade point average, minimum credit hours, and maximum time frame. Students who fail to meet SAP standards are notified by mail. The student will become ineligible to receive financial aid. Any correspondence (both paper and electronic) sent to students regarding SAP should be carefully reviewed. For more information regarding the SAP policy and appeal process, click HERE