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Ohio University Tuition & Cost

Athens, Ohio

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Ohio Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Ohio University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$962
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $13,332
Other Expenses Budget$3,074
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Ohio University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$962
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $13,332
Other Expenses Budget$3,074

Residents of Ohio pay an annual total price of $29,980 to attend Ohio University Main Campus on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $12,612 for tuition, $13,332 room and board, $962 for books and supplies and $0 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $39,774 which is 32.7% higher than Ohio residents. The tuition charge is $22,406 while room and board is $13,332, books and supplies are $962 and other fees come in at $0.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 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 University Main Campus when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Ohio University Main Campus
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$17,584
$30,001 to $48,000$18,863
$48,001 to $75,000$22,337
$75,001 to $110,000$25,039

The average reported annual net price for Ohio University Main Campus for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $22,521 in 2018/2019. 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

84% of full-time undergrad Ohio University Main Campus received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,903 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 63% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,346 and 14% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $14,623.

Finanical Aid Ohio University Main Campus
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,903 84%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,205 81%
Pell Grants $4,334 27%
Other Federal Grants $1,452 11%
State and Local Grants $1,639 17%
Federal Student Loans $5,346 63%
Other Student Loans $14,623 14%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Ohio University Main Campus, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $72,568. The loan balance of $72,568 is a four year multiple of the $18,142 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 $692 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $72,568
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $692.38
Total Interest Paid $10,517.45
Sum of All Loan Payments $83,085.45

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Ohio Residents Non Residents
1 $29,980 $39,774
2 $31,117 $41,282
3 $32,297 $42,847
4 $33,521 $44,472

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Ohio University Main Campus to be $119,920 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.8% 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 University Main Campus
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Ohio Residents $595 $1,785 $2,380
Out of State Residents $1,077 $3,231 $4,308

Estimated cost for a class at Ohio University Main Campus 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 University Main Campus versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Ohio University Main Campus 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=204857 IPEDS survey data for Ohio University Main Campus.