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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$918
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $11,862
Other Expenses Budget$2,996

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Ohio University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$918
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $11,862
Other Expenses Budget$2,996

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Ohio University Main Campus for undergraduate students residing in Ohio is $12,840. Room and board charges total $11,862 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $918 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $0 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $2,996 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Ohio University Main Campus full time should expect a total annual cost of $28,616.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Ohio University Main Campus is $22,810 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $11,862 for room and board, $918 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $0. Students are advised to budget $2,996 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $38,586. This figure is 34.8% higher than what Ohio residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Ohio University Main Campus for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $23,307 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Ohio University Main Campus, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income Ohio University Main Campus
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$17,614
$30,001 to $48,000$18,991
$48,001 to $75,000$23,509
$75,001 to $110,000$26,039

Financial Aid

94% 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 $7,134 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 62% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,307 and 15% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $14,694.

Finanical Aid Ohio University Main Campus
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $7,134 94%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,192 82%
Pell Grants $4,488 25%
Other Federal Grants $1,350 39%
State and Local Grants $2,218 16%
Federal Student Loans $5,307 62%
Other Student Loans $14,694 15%

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 $769 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $72,568
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $769.34
Total Interest Paid $19,752.99
Sum of All Loan Payments $92,320.99

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Ohio Residents Non Residents
1 $28,616 $38,586
2 $29,150 $39,306
3 $29,694 $40,040
4 $30,248 $40,787

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 $114,464 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.9% 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 $606 $1,818 $2,424
Out of State Residents $1,096 $3,288 $4,384

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

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204857 IPEDS survey data for Ohio University Main Campus.