Schedule of Fees

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Quarterly Fees
Refund of Fees
Ohio Residency Guidelines

Payment of all assessed fees at the times designated is prerequisite to official enrollment. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Ohio University in the exact amount of the fees. Postdated checks are not acceptable. Checks not paid upon presentation to the bank will automatically cancel any receipts given and result in assessment of penalties. It is important that you retain all fee receipts.

Ohio University reserves the right to make, without prior notice, any fee adjustments that may become necessary. Graduate students carrying more than eight hours are eligible for the Monthly Payment Plan, which equalizes the academic year's fees into nine monthly payments.

Quarterly Fees

The comprehensive fee covers the instructional fee, general fee, recreational facilities fee, and a tuition surcharge for nonresidents. Refer to the schedule of academic fees.


If you register for seven or more credits, you are required to carry student insurance or other comparable health insurance.

Refund of Fees

The official university policy on the refund of registration fees is:

  1. official withdrawal from the university prior to the first day of classes entitles you to a refund of 100 percent

  2. withdrawal from the university during the first 14 days of the quarter (see the academic calendar) entitles you to a refund of 80 percent if fees were paid in full. If you are on the Monthly Payment Plan, you will have incurred a charge of 20 percent of registration fees with this amount being subtracted from your registration payments to determine the refundable amount

  3. withdrawal from the university after the first 14 days of classes entitles you to no refund

  4. any student withdrawing from the university while owing the university money is considered to be indebted to the university for that amount

If you drop hours by change order prior to or during the first 14 days of the quarter, when such changes result in a reduction of fees, you are entitled to receive a 100 percent refund of the reduction. Changes made after the 14th day of the quarter will result in no refund. Refunds are issued 30 days after the date of withdrawal from the university. Refer any questions to the Registrar's Office.

Ohio Residency Guidelines

Since Ohio University assesses your tuition costs based on your status as an in-state or out-of-state resident, the following general information is included to help you determine your residency status. The complete policy on Ohio residency is online for your reference.

In general, you pay in-state tuition if you are a permanent resident of Ohio, which means that you - or your parent(s) or guardian(s) if you're a dependent - have lived in Ohio for 12 consecutive months or more preceding your enrollment at Ohio University. Evidence of Ohio residence includes proof that:

  1. you (or your parents or guardians) are subject to Ohio state tax liability

  2. you (or your parents or guardians) are registered to vote in Ohio

  3. you (or your parents or guardians) are eligible to receive Ohio state welfare benefits

  4. you (or your parents or guardians) possess an Ohio state driver's license and/or motor vehicle registration

It is your responsibility to report a change of address and/or residency from an Ohio resident to a non-Ohio resident at the Office of Student Records. If your residency has changed to an Ohio resident, you must file a residency petition with the Office of Graduate Student Services. No change of residency can be made until the residency petition has been approved by the assistant vice president for graduate studies. Direct questions concerning residency to the assistant vice president for graduate studies in the Office of Graduate Student Services.

Miscellaneous Fees*

   Late registration and/or late payment fee 
   (check Schedule of Classes for that quarter)

   $ 5    Duplicate official forms, fee receipts,
          bill statements, grade reports, etc.	

   $35    Application for master's degree	

   $50    Application for doctoral degree	

   $ 5    Reapplication for master's or doctoral degree	

   $ 5    Transcript of record	

   $69    Recreational facilities fee (included in 
          comprehensive fees for full-time students, 
          optional for part-time students)

   Admission application filing fees:

   $30    For a degree program	
   $20    For nondegree, workshops, transients	
   $10    For nondegree-to-degree status
   $10    For change of major or second master's	

*These fees are nonrefundable and subject to change without notice.

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University Publications and Computer Services revised this file ( November 9, 1998.

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