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Can I drop my class and receive a refund on tuition?

To receive a 100% tuition reduction, the course must be dropped prior to the start date of the course. An 80% partial tuition reduction may take place if a course is dropped within the add/drop period of a semester/session. Please review the Academic Calendar or your My OHIO Student Center for specific deadline dates.

Any sponsor payment resulting in a credit balance will be returned to the sponsor.

My employer needs an itemized bill of my charges for each class, where do I find that?

To review your account balance details, sign in to My OHIO Student Center. In the Finances section, choose Account Itemization. Print the itemization using the Printer Friendly version. This will supply Ohio University’s letterhead on the document.

A Student Account How To Video and an instructional PDF document are available to assist with locating the account itemization.

How much is my tuition per class?

Ohio University does not charge tuition based on the class, but on the number of credit hours. Tuition schedules, which reflect the base tuition cost per credit hour, are available on the Office of the Bursar website. Tuition schedules may be used in conjunction with the account itemization to validate tuition amounts that were charged for a given semester.

To locate the tuition schedules on the Office of the Bursar website, click Tuition and Fees from the navigation menu on the left.

Do you send grades or transcripts to my sponsor?

No. It is the policy of the University to protect our student’s right to confidentiality under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Sponsors must obtain information regarding grades, transcripts, course listings or other specific information directly from the student.

For which educational expenses will the University bill my sponsor?

The University will bill a sponsor for fees specified in the letter of authorizations. These may include tuition, technology fee, course fees, room/meal plan charges, student legal services fee, and/or health insurance, etc. Books and late fees cannot be billed to the sponsor. Payments for other expenses should be coordinated between the student and their sponsor.

Why do I have a late fee and/or a financial hold?

Sponsored students who do not submit their sponsor authorization letter prior to the term billing or do not pay their portion of the bill when due, may be responsible for any late payment fees assessed to their student account. A financial hold, due to an unpaid balance on the student account, may also be placed.

I looked at my bill and my sponsor's credit isn't there. What do I do?

To review your account balance details, sign in to the My OHIO Portal using your OHIO ID and password, click on the Accounts Tab, and then sign in to My OHIO Student Center.

If you have submitted your letter of authorization to the Office of the Bursar, please allow 5-7 days for processing. If your sponsor sends a roster to the Office of the Bursar, the roster may be in process or not received from the sponsor.

If my sponsor does not pay all of my tuition charges, what are my other payment options?

There is a payment plan available for currently enrolled students. Enrolling in the payment plan allows the balance of the current semester to be split into installments. To enroll, sign in to My OHIO using your OHIO ID and password, click on the Accounts tab, and then sign into My OHIO Student Center. From the drop down menu, choose Enroll in Payment Plan. The enrollment fee for Payment Plan is $30.00 per semester. Students must enroll in Payment Plan each semester.

Please visit Payment Options for a listing of accepted payment methods.

When will my sponsor be invoiced?

Invoices are sent to the contact person at the address provided in the authorization letter. Initial invoices will be prepared and mailed to sponsors according to the following schedule:

Semester Initial Invoice Month Due Date
Fall September October 21
Spring February March 21
Summer July August 21

Invoices for students in the Ohio University RN to BSN program will be issued after the census date of the third, 5-week session of the semester. Please refer to the Nursing Knowledge Center for more information about session dates.

Semester Initial Invoice Month Due Date
Fall November December 21
Spring March April 21
Summer July August 21
What happens if my sponsor doesn't make a payment?

Students are ultimately responsible for any unpaid tuition balances. If the sponsor fails to pay the authorized charges, the sponsor credits will be removed and the unpaid charges reinstated on the student’s account. The due date will revert to the due date of the original charge and may result in a financial hold.

To review your account balance details, sign in to My OHIO using your OHIO ID and password, click on the Accounts Tab, and then sign in to My OHIO Student Center. Please refer to Account Balances for more information.

If a sponsor has not remitted payment, it is the responsibility of the student to contact their sponsor to determine why. Ohio University does not negotiate the conditions of a sponsor agreement. That is determined between a student and their sponsor.

If my sponsor doesn't pay, when will the unpaid tuition charges post back to my account?

If payment is not received within 60 days of the initial invoice, all charges that are not paid by the sponsor will be placed on the student account and the student will be billed electronically in the next student billing cycle.