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Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is a comprehensive budget comprised of both direct and indirect costs. Direct Costs include tuition and standard fees, residence hall costs (Housing), and meal plan costs (Food). Indirect Costs include estimates for books, course materials, supplies, and equipment; transportation around campus and trips home; and personal expenses. The Ohio University Board of Trustees determines the direct costs (tuition and fees, residence hall costs, and meal plan rates). Housing and food amounts do not represent specific residence hall and meal plan options. The Housing amount reflects the average residence hall cost charged to first year freshmen. The Food amount estimates the cost of 21 meals per week. Actual residence hall and meal plan options can be found at the Office of the Bursar website. Indirect costs (books, course materials, supplies, and equipment; transportation; and personal) are estimated by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships to arrive at a reasonable projection of the total cost for the academic year. Actual student budgets will include averaged loan fees ranging from $78 to $130 annually. The cost of attendance information provided is for traditional Athens and regional campus programs. They do not reflect the cost of attendance for online degree programs offered through eLearning OHIO. Estimates are based on the Consumer Price Index and periodic student surveys. 

OHIO is committed to predictability and transparency as you plan to invest in your education. All incoming degree-seeking freshmen students joining OHIO's Athens campus in fall 2023 will enjoy the benefits of the OHIO GuaranteeĀ®, the state's first and most comprehensive fixed tuition and fees guarantee that ensures that the direct costs you'll pay will stay constant for four years (or 12 consecutive semesters including summer). For more information, please visit the OHIO Guarantee+ website.

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Ohio University is committed to using the Principles & Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student aid financial aid offer. The Official Aid Offer will mailed to incoming freshmen and available in the student's OHIO Student Center.



The OHIO Guaranteeā„¢ 2024-2025 Cohort

Athens Campus

ServiceCost of Attendance - Per SemesterCost of Attendance - AnnuallyDirect Costs - Per SemesterDirect Costs - Annually
In-State Total$16,102$32,204$14,160$28,320
Out-of-State Fees$5,340$10,680$5,340$10,680
Out-of-State Total$21,442$42,884$19,500$39,000

Regional Campuses

Ohio University is proud to offer the OHIO Guarantee for regional campuses. The OHIO Guarantee is a cohort-based, level-rate tuition and fee model that assures students and families a set of comprehensive rates for pursuit of an undergraduate degree at any one of the Ohio University's regional campuses. Tuition and fee rates established at enrollment remain unchanged for 12 consecutive semesters. The purpose of this fee model is to offer students and families predictability, transparency, and stability of tuition expenses at Ohio University's regional campuses.

ServiceCost of Attendance - Per SemesterCost of Attendance - AnnuallyDirect Costs - Per SemesterDirect Costs - Annually
In-State Total$8,940$17,880$3,181$6,362
Out-of-State Fees$1,541$3,082$1,541$3,082
Out-of-State Total$10,481$20,962$4,722$9,444