Ohio University

Freshman Costs and Aid

Athens Campus Tuition (estimates per year)

Ohio Residents 2018-2019

Tuition and fees

$12,192

Room
(Standard Double)

$7,060

Meal Plan
(Flex 14)

$5,906

TOTAL

$25,158

 

Out-of-State Residents 2018-2019

Tuition and fees

$21,656

Room
(Standard Double)

$7,060

Meal Plan
(Flex 14)

$5,906

TOTAL

$34,622


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All tuition, fees, and expenses are subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees.

Additional details about tuition and fees can be found at the Office of the Bursar. The options we include above for room and meal plan are the most popular on campus. Additional details about housing options and costs can be found at Housing and Residence Life, and more information about meal plan options can be found at Culinary Services.

Ohio Residency

Students classified as Ohio residents for tuition purposes receive the benefit of a state-supported education, funded largely by the taxpayers of Ohio.

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The OHIO Guarantee

The OHIO Guarantee® enables students (Ohio residents and nonresidents alike) to pay a single fixed rate that covers tuition, room and meal plan, and fees for four years. Costs will be set by the Board of Trustees and will remain steady across a student's four years at OHIO.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

At OHIO, we understand that higher education is an investment in your future, and we're committed to transparency, predictability, and investing in students like you through financial aid and scholarships. OHIO’s average freshman total gift aid in 2017 was $5,907. In 2017, 94 percent of freshmen received financial aid, and 88 percent of all OHIO students received financial assistance such as grants, loans, scholarships, and/or Federal Work-Study.

Ohio University provides all federal Title IV need-based financial aid programs; all Ohio aid programs; and a variety of grants, loans and scholarships. Need-based financial assistance is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Select a link below to learn more about types of aid offered to incoming students:

Scholarships

Need-based aid

Additional financial assistance

Financial Aid Timeline for Incoming Freshmen

It's important to think about paying for college as early as possible. We have prepared a timeline for you to help guide you along the path to securing financial assistance.

For students enrolling for fall 2019 and beyond, visit the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid website to review the changes to the 2019-20 FAFSA. The 2019-20 FAFSA is available October 1, 2018, and can be completed using 2017 tax data. The FAFSA must be received by Ohio University no later than the January 15 first-priority receipt date in order for you to receive best consideration for all federal, state, and institutional financial aid.

Junior Year of High School

Begin researching scholarship sources by visiting your school counselor, local library, browsing the Internet, and sending letters to civic organizations. It may take several weeks to get a response from scholarship sponsors so be sure to start this process no later than the summer before your senior year.

Beginning October of Senior Year

Get your Federal Student Aid ID and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be received by Ohio University no later than the January 15 first-priority receipt date in order for you to be considered for all federal, state, and institutional financial aid.

Beginning February of Senior Year

If we receive your FAFSA results by our January 15 first-priority receipt date, you should receive a financial aid award letter in early February notifying you of your eligibility for financial aid. The letter will also include any merit-based awards for which you are eligible (and of which you may have been notified previously), and any awards for which you are eligible that blend merit and need.

View the financial aid calendar

More Information

More information about financial aid and scholarships is available on the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

Net Price Calculator

Net price is the difference between the full price to attend OHIO and the actual price you pay after scholarships and financial aid.

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