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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
  • 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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