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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,467 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,168 tuition
$11,182 on campus room & board
$1,248 books
$869 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$37,875 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$24,576 tuition
$11,182 on campus room & board
$1,248 books
$869 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,075 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
82% of students receive aid
20% get federal aid ($4,618 avg)
12% get state aid ($1,434 avg)
69% get institn'l aid ($6,075 avg)
44% get loans ($6,662 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.46% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.75% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,543 70%
Federal Grant Aid $4,618 20%
Pell Grants $3,828 20%
Other Federal Grants $877 18%
Institution Grant Aid $6,075 69%
State Grant Aid $1,434 12%
Student Loans $6,662 44%
Federal Loans $5,381 44%
Other Loans $11,899 5%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: May 29
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does The Ohio State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-6446
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $382
Out of State $1,024


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Matthew from Glenwood, MD
  • Apr-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Although the things here are awesome and so much fun in practically every way, colleges now a days are most definitely over priced at their value is not worth the price tag for attending the college. College only seems to be so expensive because they know the students will be able to pay for it.

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  • Ian from Dublin, OH
  • Mar-12-2014 I am a current student here

    In-state tuition is not bad for the quality of education at OSU. The meal plans rip you off, though. There are units of payment called blocks that you get, and each one is worth $5. The university makes extra money every time a full block is not used. The dorm life is also unfair, because you pay the same amount of money living in a $#!%-hole of a dorm than you do living in the newly renovated dorms.

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  • 5
  • Evan from Hilliard, OH
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    I came from a very expensive school and Ohio State has topped it both price wise and experience wise. I love my classes and I even enjoy the homework (I know, I'm crazy).

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  • Courtney from Medina, OH
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    The bottom line is that OSU is a business. Their goal is to make money. Are you going to get a great education here? Absolutely. But things are expensive.

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  • Go Bucks! :)
  • Feb-16-2014 I am a past student here

    Tuition is reasonable, especially if you are in state. I think the majority of your bargains will come from books, supplies, food, etc. Again, this depends on your choices. I had help from my professors as far as finding cheaper versions of their textbooks or even alternatives with the same information. I was able to get the floor models from the tech store for a discount. Walking around campus you will always get some promo from a new restaurant/bar/store and it is worth it to check those out.

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