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Announcing the OHIO Admission Promise

Through the OHIO Admission Promise, qualifying fall 2021 applicants can receive automatic general University admission to the Athens campus. And we’re taking that promise even further by offering, at minimum, a renewable $2,000 OHIO Admission Promise Award when you complete the FAFSA on time. If you earn a 3.0+ cumulative grade point average, you may be eligible. Review the details on eligibility requirements and more on the OHIO Admission Promise web page.


An Ohio University degree is an investment, one that allows 93% of our graduates to gain employment or pursue further education within one year of graduation. We are continuously striving to make college more affordable and accessible, while maintaining the high quality and value of an OHIO education.

Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis, as part of the statewide Forward OHIO campaign, is working on several initiatives aimed at reducing student debt, increasing degree completion, and reducing the time it takes to earn a degree. The OHIO Guarantee® ensures that costs are predictable and that scholarships and financial aid packages hold their value while students work toward a degree. Additional efforts at increasing affordability include joining the Open Textbook network and partnering with Top Hat to make open, license-free educational materials available to students.

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Athens Campus Tuition (estimates per year)

Details on pro-rated reductions in housing and meal plan costs for fall 2020 only can be found on the Office of the Bursar website.

Ohio Residents 2020-2021*

Tuition and fees

$12,612

Room
(Standard Double)

$7,308

Meal Plan
(Traditional 14)

$4,554

TOTAL

$24,474

 

Out-of-State Residents 2020-2021*

Tuition and fees

$22,406

Room
(Standard Double)

$7,308

Meal Plan
(Traditional 14)

$4,554

TOTAL

$34,268

International Students 2020-2021*

Tuition and fees

$22,406

Living Expenses

$15,898

      Lodging (Standard Double)

$7,308

      Meals (Traditional 14)

$4,554

      Personal Expenses (estimated funds for books, supplies, and spending money)

$4,036

Health Insurance

$2,820

TOTAL

$41,124

2021-2022 total amount required to demonstrate availability of funds for an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility: $41,124

eCampus Tuition (additional fees may apply)

Ohio Residents 2020-2021*

eCampus and print-based programs tuition rate (exceptions below)

$240/credit hour

Correctional Education program

$340/credit hour

Bachelor of Science in Technical Operations Management (ETM courses)

$353/credit hour

 

Out-of-State Residents 2020-2021*

eCampus and print-based programs tuition rate (exceptions below)

$243/credit hour

Correctional Education program

$343/credit hour

Bachelor of Science in Technical Operations Management (ETM courses)

$356/credit hour

You will be required to complete a consortium agreement if you are pursuing a bachelor's degree completion program in conjunction with a community college partner and are planning dual enrollment for the same term. A consortium agreement is a contract between the student, Ohio University, and the host (partner) institution and must be submitted by the deadline listed on the agreement for the term you intend to dual enroll. You must complete both the Consortium Agreement Policy and the Consortium Agreement.

View the 2020-2021 Consortium Agreement Policy (PDF)

View the 2020-2021 Consortium Agreement Form (PDF)

*All tuition, fees, and expenses are subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees.

Additional details about tuition and fees can be found at the Office of the Bursar. At OHIO, you can choose from a variety of room and meal plans to meet your price point. A Standard Double room is among the most affordable housing options, and the Traditional 14 is the lowest-priced meal plan for freshmen living on campus. Second-year students have additional meal plan options. Details about housing options and costs can be found at Housing and Residence Life, and more information about meal plan options can be found at Culinary Services.

Ohio Residency

Students classified as Ohio residents for tuition purposes receive the benefit of a state-supported education, funded largely by the taxpayers of Ohio.

Get the details on Ohio residency

The OHIO Guarantee+

The first and most comprehensive in the state, the OHIO Guarantee® has enabled students (Ohio residents and nonresidents alike) to pay a single fixed rate that covers tuition, room and meal plan, and fees for four years. With the OHIO Guarantee+, the University is expanding on its commitment to transparency, predictability, and an affordable college experience.

OHIO will partner with students to design a unique plan to graduation and a shared commitment that they will graduate on-time and on-plan. If the University fails to offer the necessary courses or otherwise does not fulfill the commitments mutually agreed upon in the student’s OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan, they will make it right, including – if necessary – course substitution or covering the tuition and fees of any required additional courses.

In addition, OHIO Guarantee+ Lifelong Benefits build on alumni career services already offered to ensure career and leadership coaching and access to our Bobcat Mentor Network for life, as well as expanded alumni-only scholarships for Bobcats who wish to return to continue their education.

Learn more about the OHIO GuaranteE+

 

 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Ohio University is committed to helping you reach your educational goals. Scholarships, need-based aid, and other forms of financial assistance are available to help.

Get the details about financial aid and scholarships

Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Veterans Administration Educational Benefits

If you are currently serving or have retired from the military, you or your spouse may be able to use funding through the GI Bill.

View more information about Veterans Affairs

Net Price Calculator

Net price is the difference between the full price to attend OHIO and the actual price you pay after scholarships and financial aid.

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