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International Expenses & Scholarships

Estimated Expenses

The expenses below are estimates only and are subject to change. Expenses are calculated for the nine-month academic year. Students who spend academic breaks in Athens should budget $300 a week for living expenses; students who travel during academic breaks should budget for additional travel expenses. See Entrance Information for International Students for required financial documentation.

Students should submit documentation demonstrating that you have sufficient funds to cover the amounts for the academic year in you are applying to, as well as a letter from your financial sponsor confirming that they will make these funds available.


2017-2018 Academic Year
Tuition*     $21,632
Living Expenses Lodging $6,823  
  Meals $5,761  
  Personal Expenses $3,736  
  Total Living Expenses   $16,320
Health Insurance     $2,174
Total for 2017-2018 academic year $40,126

Personal expenses include funds for books and supplies and personal spending money.

* 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 . Learn more at www.ohio.edu/guarantee.


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 merit scholarship.
  • You should have a complete application on file by December 1 for full consideration.
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.

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 you have sufficient funding for your expenses. Thus, the full amount of expenses must be documented before a visa certificate can be issued on your behalf.