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Ohio State Tuition & Cost

Columbus, Ohio

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Ohio Resident Sticker Price
$27,367
In State Costs for Ohio State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$9,852
Books and Supplies$1,168
Other Fees$874
Room and Board $12,474
Other Expenses Budget$2,999
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$47,383
Out of State Costs for Ohio State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$29,868
Books and Supplies$1,168
Other Fees$874
Room and Board $12,474
Other Expenses Budget$2,999

Residents of Ohio pay an annual total price of $27,367 to attend Ohio State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $9,852 for tuition, $12,474 room and board, $1,168 for books and supplies and $874 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $47,383 which is 73.1% higher than Ohio residents. The tuition charge is $29,868 while room and board is $12,474, books and supplies are $1,168 and other fees come in at $874.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Ohio State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$18,042
Net Price by Income Ohio State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,969
$30,001 to $48,000$11,661
$48,001 to $75,000$15,677
$75,001 to $110,000$20,170
$110,000+$22,687

The average reported annual net price for Ohio State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $18,042 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Ohio State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $9,730 70%
Pell Grant $4,326 16%
Federal Student Loan $5,624 37%

The average reported annual net price for Ohio State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $18,042 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Ohio State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $76,328. The loan balance of $76,328 is a four year multiple of the $19,082 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $792 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.529%.

Example Loan $76,328
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $792.12
Total Interest Paid $18,726.24
Sum of All Loan Payments $95,054.24

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$109,468
Year Ohio Residents Non Residents
1 $27,367 $47,383
2 $27,775 $48,090
3 $28,190 $48,808
4 $28,610 $49,536

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Ohio State University to be $109,468 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.5% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Ohio State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Ohio Residents $411 $1,233 $1,644
Out of State Residents $1,245 $3,735 $4,980

Estimated cost for a class at Ohio State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Ohio State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Ohio State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204796 IPEDS survey data for Ohio State University.