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The Ohio State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,977 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,168 tuition
$11,706 on campus room & board
$1,234 books and supplies
$869 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$41,169 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$27,360 tuition
$11,706 on campus room & board
$1,234 books and supplies
$869 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$8,143 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
86% of students receive aid
17% get federal aid ($4,389 avg)
10% get state aid ($1,401 avg)
79% get institn'l aid ($8,143 avg)
42% get loans ($7,436 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.00% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.10% 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 $9,228 79%
Federal Grant Aid $4,389 17%
Pell Grants $4,220 17%
Other Federal Grants $496 6%
Institution Grant Aid $8,143 79%
State Grant Aid $1,401 10%
Student Loans $7,436 42%
Federal Loans $5,607 42%
Other Loans $13,889 6%

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
(292) 646-8600
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $382
Out of State $1,140


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Vivianne from Wyandotte, MI
  • Dec-20-2016 I am a past student here

    Albeit a little bit pricy for out of state students, you get what you pay for. That is why I keep stressing that one should take advantage of all the opportunities and resources that the university has to offer.

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  • 5
  • Gabrielle from Portsmouth, OH
  • Dec-19-2016 I am a current student here

    You will be surrounded by highly ambitious students who want to make a difference in the world. School spirit is also on high at The Ohio State University. The positive energy is contagious and will give you the motivation to reach your full potential if you allow it to.

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  • 4
  • Joseph from Hamilton, OH
  • Nov-02-2016 I am a current student here

    As a student at Ohio State, you have an enormous amount of things available to you that are included in your tuition, from a free bus pass to the public transportation system to a full gym membership. While these aren't optional, they're still an awesome addition.

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  • 4
  • samantha from smithville, oh
  • May-16-2016 I am a current student here

    like i said i would recommend going to a satellite campus to get your g.e.'s out of the way. because once you know what your major is the professors are pretty amazing and willing to do just about anything to help you out.

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  • 4
  • Cherieanne from Chattanooga, TN
  • Dec-29-2015 I am a current student here

    Ohio State IS expensive. Especially for out of state students. I suggest finding outside scholarships to attend OSU. If I had to pay for Ohio State over again, I would. You can't beat the opportunities surrounding you in Columbus.

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