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Tuition and fees at Ohio University are dependent on several things:

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.

Tuition Estimator

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.

Payment Information

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

Bursar’s Office

Visit the Bursar's website for additional information, including tax benefits for education.

Financial Aid

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.

Frequent Questions

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What is the difference between a Session and a Semester and how does it affect my aid?



How do I apply for financial aid?



Who can receive financial aid?



Can I use my financial aid award for all expenses?



What other forms of aid are available if I do not qualify for federal financial aid?



What do I need to do to transfer my FAFSA information to Ohio University?



For what aid programs will I be considered?



How many hours do I need in order to receive my financial aid?



When and how will I receive notification of my awards?



What steps must I take upon receipt of my award offer?



When will financial aid disburse to my Ohio University account?



When will I receive a refund, if applicable?



What is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)?



How do I contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships?





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