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The OHIO Guarantee 2016-17

The tables below lists the rate schedules for tuition, residence hall, and meal plan fees for undergraduate students admitted to Ohio University during the 2016-17 academic year. 

These rates apply to the Athens campus only and will remain unchanged for four years (or 12 consecutive semesters including summers). Regional Campus and OHIO Online (eCampus) tuition rates are available on the Non-Guarantee Tuition page.

OHIO Guarantee

The OHIO Guarantee is a cohort based, level-rate tuition, housing, and dining model that assures students and their families a set of comprehensive rates for the pursuit of an undergraduate degree at Ohio University. For more information, visit The OHIO Guarantee page.


2016-17 Tuition and Fees

(Students admitted in 2016-17)


Printer Friendly VersionAthens Campus Undergraduate Tuition (per semester)
Credit HoursInstructional FeeGeneral FeeOhio Resident TotalNon-Resident FeeOut-of-state Resident Total
Full-time (12-20)$5,201$671$5,872$4,732$10,604
Beyond 20 Hours: Resident Fee is $276 per hour and Non-Resident Fee is $530 per hour.

The Student Health Insurance and Student Legal Service Fee will be assessed in addition to tuition. Please visit each page for further information.

2016-17 undergraduate admitted students who are enrolled in Athens classes Summer 2016 will be assessed The OHIO Guarantee rates for 2015-16 for Summer 2016 only.

Program fees for study abroad and domestic travel courses (e.g. flight costs, activity fees, etc.) are not part of The OHIO Guarantee; however, the tuition for these courses is included in The OHIO Guarantee.

Class fees for a small number programs or activities will be assessed beyond or in addition to the above listed tuition rates. These additional fees are denoted in the Course Offerings.

If a course offers Digital Course Materials, information will be included in the Textbooks and Materials section of its description in Course Offerings.   

Multi-Campus Enrollment
  • If a student is enrolled on more than one Regional campus, the tuition is calculated based on the number of hours enrolled at each campus, not to exceed the Regional comprehensive rate of the applicable OHIO Guarantee cohort for 12-20 hours. 
  • If a student is enrolled in Athens and Regional campuses, the tuition is calculated based on the number of hours enrolled at each campus, not to exceed the Athens comprehensive rate of the applicable OHIO Guarantee cohort for 12-20 hours.
  • OHIO Online (eCampus) enrollment is not included in the comprehensive tuition for either Athens or Regional campuses. OHIO Online tuition and fees are charged above Athens and/or Regional campus tuition and fees.


OHIO Guarantee Residence Hall Rates
Residence Hall Room TypeRate per Semester
Renovated Single & Suite Single$4,313
Super Single$5,489
Standard Double$3,296
Renovated Double$3,513
Super Double$4,910
Renovated Multi-Occupancy$3,277
Suite Double & Triples$3,738
See Housing & Residence Life for more information on residence halls.
OHIO Guarantee Meal Plan Rates
Residential Meal PlansRate per Semester
10 Meal Plan (second year and above)$1,854
14 Meal Plan$2,146
20 Meal Plan$2,292
14 Meal Plan — Flex$2,838
20 Meal Plan — Flex$3,165
See Culinary Services for meal plan descriptions.



Fall 2020-21 Phase 1 Residence Hall & Meal Plan Rates (8/24/20 - 11/21/20)
Room/Meal Plan TypeRate per SemesterPhase 1 AdjustmentPhase 1 Cost
Suite Double Triple Room*$4,144$777$3,367
10 Meal Plan (second year and above)$1,854$214$1,640
14 Meal Plan$2,146$248$1,898
20 Meal Plan$2,292$264$2,028
14 Meal Plan — Flex$2,838$328$2,510
20 Meal Plan — Flex$3,165$365$2,800
*All Housing billed as a Suite Double Triple across all cohorts based on 2020-21 cohort rates.
See Housing & Residence Life or Culinary Services for descriptions.


Fall 2020-21 Phase 2 Residence Hall & Meal Plan Rates (9/27/20 - 11/21/20)
Room/Meal Plan TypeRate per SemesterPhase 2 AdjustmentPhase 2 Cost
Renovated Double$3,895$1,948$1,948
Suite Double$4,144$2,072$2,072
10 Meal Plan (second year and above)$1,854$876$978
14 Meal Plan$2,146$1,014$1,132
20 Meal Plan$2,292$1,083$1,209
14 Meal Plan — Flex$2,838$1,340$1,498
20 Meal Plan — Flex$3,165$1,495$1,670
Housing billed based on 2020-21 cohort rates and will be a single room at a double rate based on hall type.
See Housing & Residence Life or Culinary Services for descriptions.


Tuition and fee assessment is dependent upon the following factors:

  • Student level (undergraduate, graduate, medical)
  • Tuition fee structure (e.g. OHIO Guarantee cohort, graduate program, etc.)
  • Campus of class(es)
  • Course load (number of credit hours of enrollment)
  • Ohio residency

Ohio University reserves the right to make, without prior notice, any fee adjustments that may become necessary.