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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/charges, residence hall costs, and meal plan costs. Indirect Costs include estimates for books and necessary supplies, transportation around campus and trips home, and miscellaneous personal expenses. The Ohio University Board of Trustees determines the direct costs (tuition and fees, out–of–state surcharge, and room and board rates on campus). Indirect costs (books and supplies, travel, and personal and miscellaneous) 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. Estimates are based on the Consumer Price Index and surveys. Final annual cost of attendance figures are available from our office after July 1 of each award year.

 

The OHIO Guarantee™

Ohio University is proud to introduce the OHIO Guarantee. The OHIO Guarantee is a cohort based, level-rate tuition, housing, dining, and fee modes that assures students and families a set of comprehensive rates for pursuit of an undergraduate degree at Ohio University. Tuition, housing, dining, 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 and other related expenses at Ohio University’s Athens Campus. The following are the estimated rates established as of January 2017 for the cohort of students beginning first-time enrollment at Ohio University in the fall semester 2017-18:

 

The OHIO Guarantee™ 2017-2018 Cohort
                                            Cost of Attendance                Direct Costs     
  PER SEMESTER ANNUALLY PER SEMESTER ANNUALLY
Tuition/Fees           $6,066 $12,132 $6,066 $12,132
Room* $3,411 $6,822 $3,411 $6,822
Board** $2,895 $5,790 $2,895 $5,790
Books/Supplies $517 $1,034    
Transportation $786 $1,572    
Personal $571 $1,142    
In-State Total $14,246 $28,492 $12,372 $24,744
Out-of-State Fees $4,732 $9,464 $4,732 $9,464
Out-of-State Total $18,978 $37,956 $17,104 $34,208
 
The OHIO Guarantee™ 2016-2017 Cohort
Cost of Attendance                 Direct Costs
  PER SEMESTER ANNUALLY PER SEMESTER ANNUALLY
Tuition/Fees $5,872 $11,744 $5,872 $11,744
Room* $3,296 $6,592 $3,296 $6,592
Board** $2,838 $5,676 $2,838 $5,676
Books/Supplies $517 $1,034    
Transportation $786 $1,572    
Personal $571 $1,142    
In-State Total $13,880 $27,760 $12,006 $24,012
Out-of-State Fees $4,732 $9,464 $4,732 $9,464
Out-of-State Total $18,612 $37,224 $16,738 $33,476

 

The OHIO Guarantee™ 2015-2016 Cohort
Cost of Attendance              Direct Costs
  PER SEMESTER ANNUALLY PER SEMESTER ANNUALLY
Tuition/Fees $5,774 $11,548 $5,774 $11,548
Room* $3,185 $6,370 $3,185 $6,370
Board** $2,782 $5,564 $2,782 $5,564
Books/Supplies $517 $1,034    
Transportation $786 $1,572    
Personal $571 $1,142    
In-State Total $13,615 $27,230 $11,741 $23,482
Out-of-State Fees $4,482 $8,964 $4,482 $8,964
Out-of-State Total $18,097 $36,194 $16,223 $32,446

 

NON-oHIO GUARANTEE
Cost of Attendance              Direct Costs
  PER SEMESTER ANNUALLY PER SEMESTER ANNUALLY
Tuition/Fees $5,372 $10,744 $5,372 $10,744
Room* $3,131 $6,262 $3,131 $6,262
Board** $2,768 $5,536 $2,768 $5,536
Books/Supplies $517 $1,034    
Transportation $786 $1,572    
Personal $571 $1,142    
In-State Total $13,145 $26,290 $11,271 $22,542
Out-of-State Fees $4,482 $8,964 $4,482 $8,964
Out-of-State Total $17,627 $35,254 $15,753 $31,506
 

Room and Board costs are based on a Standard Double Room* and a Flex 14 Meal Plan**.  Detailed room and board options can be found at the Residential Housing website.

Actual student budgets will include averaged loan fees ranging from $68 to $114 annually. Information listed above is for traditional Athens campus programs.  It does not reflect the cost of attendance for any online degree programs offered through eLearning OHIO.

 

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Cost of Attendance               Direct Costs
  PER SEMESTER ANNUALLY PER SEMESTER ANNUALLY
Tuition/Fees $2,542 $5,084 $2,542 $5,084
Room/Board $2,940 $5,880    
Books/Supplies $517 $1,034    
Transportation $1,413 $2,826    
Personal $607 $1,214    
In-State Total $8,019 $16,038 $2,542 $5,084
Out-of-State Fees $1,820 $3,640 $1,820 $3640
Out-of-State Total $9,839 $19,678 $4,362 $8,724