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For Admitted Graduate Students: Definitions/Descriptions of Components Included in the Offer Letter

This webpage offers definitions/descriptions to components included in an admitted graduate student's offer letter. Please refer to the Ohio University Office of the Bursar's website for the current and official Ohio University tuition rates: Current Tuition and Fees.

Term

Definitions/Descriptions

 Link or Details

Stipend Periodic payment to a graduate student in exchange for a specific work assignment (e.g. an assistantship). https://www.ohio.edu/graduate/current-students/appointments-details
Instructional Fee (Often referred to as Tuition) Required fee for costs associated with instruction, a component of tuition (Office of the Bursar). https://www.ohio.edu/bursar/graduate-tuition.cfm
Non-Ohio Resident Surcharge Required fee for all students who do not qualify for Ohio residency. Funds instructional costs the state pays for on behalf of qualifying Ohio residents (Office of the Bursar). https://www.ohio.edu/bursar/graduate-tuition.cfm
General Fee Required component of tuition which funds non-instructional student services.  Charged to every student who is enrolled in at least one class. The services and activities supported by the fee promote students' emotional and physical well-being, as well as their cultural and social development outside the classroom (Office of the Bursar). https://www.ohio.edu/bursar/graduate-tuition.cfm
Technology Fee Required fee for the student's college, which supports instructional technology in labs, classes and classrooms (Office of the Bursar). https://www.ohio.edu/bursar/graduate-tuition.cfm
Student Info System/Network Fee Required fee used to fund improved access to and assistance with information technology (Office of the Bursar). https://www.ohio.edu/bursar/graduate-tuition.cfm
Student Health Insurance* Students enrolled on the Athens Campus for 5 or more credit hours are automatically assessed the Student Health Insurance.   You may opt out of the Student Health Insurance if you already have a health insurance provider. If you are eligible to waive the Student Health Insurance, the waiver option and waiver deadline will be available on your My OHIO Student Center once your registration charges have been assessed for the term.  A waiver is required only once each academic year (Office of the Bursar).

https://www.ohio.edu/bursar/graduate-tuition.cfm

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https://www.ohio.edu/student-insurance/

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https://www.ohio.edu/student-insurance/waiver.cfm

WellBeing Fee* An optional enhancement to student health care. Works with existing medical insurance to reduce the costs and expand student health care options on campus. Every Athens campus student is automatically enrolled at registration for the term. The waiver option and waiver deadline will be available on your My OHIO Student Center once your registration charges have been assessed for the term.  A waiver is required once each term (Office of the Bursar). https://www.ohio.edu/bursar/graduate-tuition.cfm
Student Legal Services Fee* The Center for Legal Services is a law office for Ohio University students. Two licensed attorneys provide students with legal representation, advice, and education. Provides contract reviews, mediation services and notary service. Every Athens campus student is automatically enrolled for this service at registration for the term. The waiver option and waiver deadline will be available on your My OHIO Student Center once your registration charges have been assessed for the term. A waiver is required once each term (Office of the Bursar).

https://www.ohio.edu/bursar/graduate-tuition.cfm

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http://www.studentlegalrights.org/ 

Parking* Charges for a parking pass. (Office of the Bursar).

https://www.ohio.edu/bursar/graduate-tuition.cfm

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https://www.ohio.edu/parking/index.cfm

* Fee may be waiveable or are optional