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. An optional sample sponsor form is available for your use.


2015-2016 Academic Year
Tuition*     $20,093
Living Expenses Lodging $6,262  
  Meals $5,537  
  Personal Expenses $3,836  
  Total Living Expenses   $15,635
Health Insurance     $1,800
Total for 2015-2016 academic year $37,527

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

* Beginning fall 2015, Ohio University introduces The OHIO Guarantee, a unique initiative that enables students to pay a single fixed rate that covers tuition, room and meal plan, and fees for four years. Fall 2015-2016 costs will remain stead across a student's four years at OHIO. Learn more at


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 be admitted by February 1 for full consideration; we recommend that you apply by December 15.
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; we recommend that you apply by February 1.

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.