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The Ohio State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$23,025 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,168 tuition
$11,740 on campus room & board
$1,248 books and supplies
$869 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$38,745 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$24,888 tuition
$11,740 on campus room & board
$1,248 books and supplies
$869 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$7,346 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
83% of students receive aid
19% get federal aid ($4,250 avg)
13% get state aid ($1,337 avg)
72% get institn'l aid ($7,346 avg)
46% get loans ($7,129 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.61% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.14% 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 $8,648 72%
Federal Grant Aid $4,250 19%
Pell Grants $4,100 19%
Other Federal Grants $495 6%
Institution Grant Aid $7,346 72%
State Grant Aid $1,337 13%
Student Loans $7,129 46%
Federal Loans $5,561 45%
Other Loans $12,723 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 $1,037


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Lisa from Charlotte, NC
  • Jul-28-2015 I am a current student here

    The Ohio State University is definitely bang for your buck(eyes). Our world class staff, endless opportunities, top-notch athletics, and genuinely great college atmosphere makes this university everything you could ever want out of a college experience. I fall in love with this school all over again every day. You will get out of it as much as you put in, so don't be afraid to try something new and exploit everything that OSU has to offer.

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  • 4
  • Michaela from Wadsworth, OH
  • Nov-26-2014 I am a current student here

    I believe so. The academics are great. The campus is beautiful. And, OSU gives some of the best financial aid --they especially help people who are out-of-state!

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  • 4
  • Cody from Mason, OH
  • Nov-19-2014 I am a current student here

    Ohio schools are relatively expensive but for what you get at Ohio State I am more than happy to pay the price. If you take advantage of the perks you get as a student you can really gain some great experiences for cheap.

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  • 3
  • Landon
  • Oct-06-2014 I am a current student here

    I am paying out of state tuition, so it is double normal in-state tuition. I don't regret my decision because it is a quality education. There is always lots of stuff to do on campus.

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  • 5
  • Ryan from Loveland, OH
  • Oct-05-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    OSU is the best bang for your buck. With a great academic program and so many ways to get involved, you get more than what you pay. The Ohio State gives you the best opportunities and can lead you to great things.

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