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How much is tuition plus room and board?

For Ohio residents, 2014-2015 tuition is $10,536 per year. Add to that a double room ($6,050) and a Flex 14 meal plan ($5,482) and your yearly total is $22,068.


For out-of-state residents, 2014-2015 tuition is $19,500. This brings the total cost (tuition plus room and board) to $31,032 per year.

How much will I end up paying?

There is a difference between total cost and net cost. Net cost is what you and your family will pay out of pocket. You may be eligible for scholarships, loans, grants, and Federal Work-Study. All of these can offset your total cost. This amount varies on a case-by-case basis.

How do I apply for scholarships?

Your OHIO application doubles as your Ohio University-based scholarship application. It's that easy! Learn more about scholarships here. Additionally, you should look outside of the university for other scholarship opportunities. This may include, your high school, your parents' employers, and your local civic organizations.

How do I apply for loans?

Begin by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at There are federal loans, private loans, and an Ohio University loan program. Learn more at

How do I find a campus job?

Federal Work-Study is a federally funded aid program that provides university and community service work positions to qualifying Ohio University students. You must meet the financial aid requirement to qualify for a position. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

There are other campus jobs aside from the Work-Study program. Search student jobs at PACE, the Program to Aid Career Exploration, is an on-campus, internship-like work program sponsored by and unique to Ohio University. This program employs approximately 400 students each year. Learn more at

Many students are employed in off-campus jobs around Athens.

How can I become a resident assistant?

The Department of Residential Housing goes through a staff hiring process once each year. The process begins during the middle of the fall semester and involves a written application, interview process, and training. Learn more at

Paying for College

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