Ohio University

International Costs and Aid

Athens Campus Tuition (estimates per year)

International Students 2019-2020*

Tuition and fees


Living Expenses


      Lodging (Standard Double)


      Meals (Traditional 14)


      Personal Expenses (estimated funds for books, supplies, and spending money)


Health Insurance




2020-2021 total amount required to demonstrate availability of funds for an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility: $41,124

*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. At OHIO, you can choose from a variety of room and meal plans to meet your price point. A Standard Double room is among the most affordable housing options, and the Traditional 14 is the lowest-priced meal plan for freshmen living on campus. Second-year students have additional meal plan options. 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.

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.


International Funding Resources

Merit scholarships are available for international students who meet freshman or transfer scholarship criteria. There are also other funding resources for international students and, in some cases, employment opportunities.


International Scholarships

Awards are available to first-year or transfer international applicants. Students in any academic program are eligible for the awards, but they must earn direct admission to academic study (not to the Ohio Program of Intensive English or University Success Pathway). Application due dates and requirements vary.

Learn more about international scholarshiPs

Freshman Scholarship Information

Awards are only available to students who begin their studies in the fall semester. You must submit official SAT or ACT scores to be considered for a freshman merit scholarship, and you should have a complete application by November 15 for full consideration.

Learn more about freshman scholarships

Transfer Scholarship Information

Awards are only available to students who begin their studies in the fall semester. You must have completed a full year of academic study and present excellent grades to be eligible for consideration. You must be admitted by May 15.

Learn more about transfer scholarships

Other Funding Sources

You may wish to explore these other web sites for information on funding your education in the U.S.




U.S. immigration law strictly regulates the employment of international students. While on-campus employment may be possible, this will only provide a small portion of your living expenses through such employment. Further, the possibility of on-campus employment cannot be used to demonstrate that you have sufficient funding for your expenses. The full amount of expenses must be documented before a visa certificate can be issued on your behalf.