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Tuition and Fees

Official Posting of Tuition and Fees

The current tuition and fees are posted on the following Office of Bursar web page.

Verify with your academic program or graduate chair if you are unsure if your program has regional or differential tuition.

Health Insurance

All students enrolled in Athens campus credit hours are required to maintain an active health insurance policy. Students with qualifying outside plans may apply to waive Ohio University Health Insurance. Please read the above link regarding health insurance policies and guidelines for international students.

NEW Updates for the 2021- 2022 Policy Year

  • Coverage periods have been updated to better coincide with the academic calendar.
  • Shorter coverage periods include fewer insured days, which reduces the amount students have to pay each semester. The annual premium amount remains the same as the 2020 - 2021 policy year.
  • Summer coverage is no longer included in the Spring coverage period.
  • Students leaving the country during the summer months will no longer have to pay for coverage during that time if it is not needed.
  • Students not enrolled in summer semester credit hours are eligible to enroll in the summer coverage period on a voluntary basis.
  • Prepayment of the Summer 2022 premium amount to the student account is required prior to the enrollment form being processed. Payments are applied to past due balances first.
  • Prepayment is not required if the student is enrolled in summer semester credit hours. 


Premiums for the student health insurance will be charged each term (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Students are automatically charged for the Student Health Insurance and do not need to submit an enrollment form. The premiums and subsidy amounts (if applicable) are listed below.

Term Premiums Subsidy
Fall $1,071 $108*
Spring $934** $94*
Summer $820** $82*

*Health Insurance subsidy will be provided only to graduate students on assistantships that include a minimum stipend of $1,950 per semester and purchase the University Student Health Insurance Plan.

**Spring coverage period no longer includes summer coverage. Students not enrolled in summer semester credit hours are eligible to enroll in the summer coverage period on a voluntary basis.

International Student Expenses

If you are an international applicant who is recommended for admission, you must submit the Financial Support Form to demonstrate proof of sufficient funds to study at Ohio University. Once you have submitted the Financial Support Form AND supplemental materials listed in an email communication from the Graduate College, then your materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the requirements. Upon meeting requirements, you will be issued a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20/DS2019).

Details pertaining to the Financial Support Form, including information about assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships can be found on the Financial Support Form Instructions.

Deadlines for Submission of Documents
Required to Issue I-20/DS-2019

Financial (and academic) documents required to issue an Ohio University I-20/DS2019 are due by the following dates*:

  • Fall admission - May 15
  • Spring admission - October 15
  • Summer admission - January 31

*Subject to change without notice due to law or policy changes.

Academic Year Expenses 2021-2022


3 Semesters (Only use for summer start and other cases where summer enrollment is mandatory in coming year)

2 Semesters (For standard fall and spring admits)

Instructional and General Fees (tuition)



Non-resident Surcharge



Books and Supplies



Room and Board



Personal Expenses






Health Insurance






The expenses above are estimates only and are subject to change.
Personal expenses may vary, and all amounts listed are estimates and/or suggestions for your consideration.


Transportation costs are NOT included in the estimate of expenses, since transportation methods vary so greatly. Transportation in Athens includes walking and bicycling on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway,  the Campus Area Transit Service (CATS), the Athens City Public Transitairport shuttle service, private car, taxi, and/or sharing rides with friends.

Additional Expenses (not included in the table of expenses above)

  • Technology fee: Charged by your academic college.
  • Winter clothing: $1,000 - $1,500.
  • Minor medical supplies: $150.
  • Winter break vacation allowance (4 weeks between December and January): $1,000
  • Car expenses: Not included in the table of expenses above.
  • Initial arrival costs: At least $2,000 for housing deposits, utility fees, and phone.

Dependent Expenses

If you are planning on bringing any dependents with you to Ohio University, additional funds must be shown to issue a dependent I-20/DS2019. The expenses listed below are estimates and are subject to change without notice.

  Summer start Fall/Spring start 
Spouse Living Expenses   $3,000 $3,000      
Children Living Expenses  $1,500   $1,500    
Spouse Insurance $2,825     $2,005   
One Child Insurance * $2,825     $2,005      
Two or More Children Insurance $5,650 $4,010   

*(If no spouse, the first child living expenses would be $3,000)

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