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An Ohio University degree is an investment, one that allows 93% of our graduates to gain employment or pursue further education within one year of graduation. We are continuously striving to make college more affordable and accessible, while maintaining the high quality and value of an OHIO education.

Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis, as part of the statewide Forward OHIO campaign, is working on several initiatives aimed at reducing student debt, increasing degree completion, and reducing the time it takes to earn a degree. The OHIO Guarantee® ensures that costs are predictable and that scholarships and financial aid packages hold their value while students work toward a degree. Additional efforts at increasing affordability include joining the Open Textbook network and partnering with Top Hat to make open, license-free educational materials available to students.

Athens Campus Tuition (estimates per year)

Ohio Residents 2019-2020*

Tuition and fees

$12,612

Room
(Standard Double)

$7,308

Meal Plan
(Traditional 14)

$4,554

TOTAL

$24,474

 

Out-of-State Residents 2019-2020*

Tuition and fees

$22,406

Room
(Standard Double)

$7,308

Meal Plan
(Traditional 14)

$4,554

TOTAL

$34,268

International Students 2019-2020*

Tuition and fees

$22,406

Living Expenses

$15,898

      Lodging (Standard Double)

$7,308

      Meals (Traditional 14)

$4,554

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

$4,036

Health Insurance

$2,820

TOTAL

$41,124

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

OHIO Online Tuition (estimates per year, additional fees may apply)

Ohio Residents 2019-2020*

Bachelor of Science in Technical Operations Management (ETM courses)

$353/credit hour

Correctional Education program

$340/credit hour

All other online programs

$240/credit hour

 

Out-of-State Residents 2019-2020*

Bachelor of Science in Technical Operations Management (ETM courses)

$356/credit hour

Correctional Education program

$343/credit hour

All other online programs

$243/credit hour

You will be required to complete a consortium agreement if you are pursuing a bachelor's degree completion program in conjunction with a community college partner and are planning dual enrollment for the same term. A consortium agreement is a contract between the student, Ohio University, and the host (partner) institution and must be submitted by the deadline listed on the agreement for the term you intend to dual enroll. You must complete both the Consortium Agreement Policy and the Consortium Agreement.

View the 2019-2020 Consortium Agreement Policy (PDF)

View the 2019-2020 Consortium Agreement Form (PDF)

*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.

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.

Get the details on Ohio residency

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.

Learn more about the OHIO Guarantee

 

 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Ohio University is committed to helping you reach your educational goals. Scholarships, need-based aid, and other forms of financial assistance are available to help.

Get the details about financial aid and scholarships

Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

Learn about student employment

Veterans Administration Educational Benefits

If you are currently serving or have retired from the military, you or your spouse may be able to use funding through the GI Bill.

View more information about Veterans Affairs

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.

Calculate your net cost (Athens or regional campuses)