Costs

Tuition, food and housing for incoming students

Estimated, 2024-2025 academic year


We’ve estimated costs and fees to help you and your family determine your expenses.

An academic year is two semesters of full-time enrollment.

Billed expensesOhio residentNonresident
Tuition (includes instructional
and general fees)
Columbus: $13,244
Regional campus/ATI: $9,488
$40,022*
Housing and foodColumbus: $14,738**
Regional campus/ATI: Varies^
$14,738**

Tuition and fees will vary depending on the mode of instruction (on-campus, online) and the program of study. Ohio residents: Your tuition, general fees, and housing and food costs are held steady through 2028-2029 as part of the Ohio State Tuition Guarantee.

*Includes out-of-state surcharge. Non-Ohio residents attending the Columbus campus may be eligible for the National Buckeye Scholarship.

**Most incoming first-years on the Columbus campus are required to live on campus for their first two years. Learn more at housing.osu.edu.

^Costs differ by campus and depend on your selected plan. Ohio State ATI, Mansfield and Newark offer housing and food plans; Marion and Lima offer private off-campus student housing.
Billed expensesOhio residentNonresident
Tuition (includes instructional
and general fees)
Columbus: $13,244
Regional campus/ATI: $9,488
$40,022*
Housing and foodColumbus: $14,738**
Regional campus: Varies^
$14,738**

Tuition and fees will vary depending on the mode of instruction (on-campus, online) and the program of study.

**Transfer students who graduated from high school in 2022 or later are required to live on campus, contingent on space availability. Housing for all other transfer students is not guaranteed and is dependent upon space availability. Learn more at housing.osu.edu.

^Costs differ by campus and depend on your selected plan. Ohio State ATI, Mansfield and Newark offer housing and food plans; Marion and Lima offer private off-campus student housing.
Single-student expenses
Tuition (includes instructional
and general fees)*
$42,950
Housing and food**$14,738
Books, supplies and equipment
$1,030
Health insurance
$3,592^
Miscellaneous personal expenses
$2,334

*Includes an International Undergraduate Student Fee of $1,464 per semester, assessed to provide academic and support services for international students. See more in the Fees Explanation.

**Most incoming first-years on the Columbus campus are required to live on campus for their first two years. Transfer students who graduated from high school in 2022 or later are required to live on campus, contingent on space availability. Housing for all other transfer students is not guaranteed and is dependent upon space availability. Learn more at housing.osu.edu.

^International students and their dependents who accompany them are required to purchase Ohio State student health insurance. Students who are fully sponsored by their government or covered as a dependent of a U.S. employee may be eligible for exemption. Visit Student Health Insurance for more information.

Expenses for dependents Living expenses
Health insurance
Spouse$10,806
Student and spouse or child $7,184
Each child
$5,403Student and two or more children $10,776

Spouse and family $14,369

Additional expenses

  • Tuition and fees will vary depending on the mode of instruction (on-campus, online) and the program of study. In addition, students should anticipate indirect costs (for incoming first-years, incoming transfer students and incoming international students), including books, supplies and equipment, miscellaneous personal expenses, transportation and federal student loan fees. These expenses are considered when determining financial aid awards. Anticipate an increase in expenses from year to year.

  • Students enrolled at least half-time are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefits Plan. Visit Student Health Insurance for details on how to select or waive this coverage.

Fees

The university reserves the right to assess fees for special services and programs applicable to students. Part-time fees are on a sliding scale. Read the Fees Explanation for a breakdown of all fees.

Selective Service registration

Federal law requires male students ages 18 through 25 to be registered with the Selective Service System, unless they are on active duty with the armed forces of the United States, non-U.S. citizens on a student visa, or otherwise legally excluded. Ohio residents who are not registered are required by Ohio law to pay the nonresident surcharge. Register with Selective Service within 30 days of your 18th birthday at sss.gov or any post office.

Ohio residency

If you are not an Ohio resident and want to receive the state of Ohio subsidy for tuition purposes (that is, pay in-state tuition), you must show that you meet the qualifications set by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Visit the University Registrar's website for information about establishing Ohio residency.

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