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Ohio University-Main Campus Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,178 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,282 tuition
$10,010 on campus room & board*
$886 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$30,142 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$19,246 tuition
$10,010 on campus room & board*
$886 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

*Standard Double & Flex 14 Meal Plan

Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,923 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
82% of students receive aid
27% get federal aid ($3,882 avg)
17% get state aid ($700 avg)
49% get institn'l aid ($3,923 avg)
64% get loans ($7,389 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.72% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.39% 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 $5,554 56%
Federal Grant Aid $3,882 27%
Pell Grants $3,584 26%
Other Federal Grants $1,436 6%
Institution Grant Aid $3,923 49%
State Grant Aid $700 17%
Student Loans $7,389 64%
Federal Loans $5,423 63%
Other Loans $12,262 10%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 15
Financial aid deadline: April 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Ohio University-Main Campus offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
120 Chubb Hall
Athens, OH 45701-2979
(740) 593-1000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $487
Out of State $929


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Proud Bobkitty
  • Jan-12-2015 I am a current student here

    I do believe that we get what we pay for when attending OU. I have such high praises for my school. Things do get expensive, but I can honestly say that there's nowhere else I'd want to pay that much for. However, I still wish laundry was free. :)

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  • Anonymous
  • Dec-25-2014 I am a current student here

    While I'm absolutely in love with Ohio University, it can be a little expensive. But it's totally worth it. They offer so much to their students, from dining, to the recreation, to the games, to the awesome professor's. You're going to get the full experience at OU. If you're not, find someone else who isn't, and you more than likely have the power to change what you don't like.

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  • 5
  • Thana'e from Garfield Heights, OH
  • Oct-06-2014 I am a past student here

    Ohio University is a really great school. The people are nice and once you're there you will not want to leave. OU is probably the only school you actually will look forward to going back once your breaks are over. OU IS UTOPIA. Once again, not exaggerating.

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  • 5
  • Corissa from New Philadelphia, OH
  • Jun-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Ohio University has proven to me again and again how it is worth absolutely every penny. It is a place of amazing school spirit that makes every feel as if they've found a second family there.

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