University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Cincinnati, OH, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$22,767
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$15,078
$30k - $48k
$18,106
$48k - $75k
$20,312
$75k - $110k
$23,366
$110k+
$24,825
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$12,138
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$27,472
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,874
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
42%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,807
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,575
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,340
Students receiving state aid
12%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,472
Students receiving federal aid
21%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,575
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$55,671,156
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$29,927,638

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
54%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,594
Students receiving federal loans
53%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,992
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,645
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,556
Loan Default Rate
7%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$210

What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
Although college is undoubtedly expensive, for the price of UC you get a great education, good food in the three dining halls, a great living environment, and an overall good experience.
Caitlin from Akron, OH
Can get pretty costly if you don't manage your aid right.
Arlandra from Cincinnati, OH
It is very affordable and even offers a large scholarship that starts your freshman year and you receive until you graduate.
Josh from Zanesville, OH
I believe that Cincinnati is worth the amount of money that I am paying for the school overall. The dorm pricing is a bit high in comparison to some places, but overall it is not bad. I believe the amount I am paying for the education I am receiving is easily worth it. Plus, with all the extra activities that is sponsored by the school, along with the state of the art recreation center, it is well worth it. Especially for part of my major in Criminal Justice since it is the 3rd highest ranked college for it in the United States. Along with that, it is also one of the top engineering and art schools around.
Heather from Lima, OH
I got lucky in that I qualified for in-state tuition. I think the price is great for in-state eligible students. The campus is very modern -- there is WiFi everywhere, almost every classroom has a computer/projector setup, and the professors are good about using Blackboard and email. The out-of-state price is very high, and I would only recommend it if you enroll in a top-ranking program like DAAP or CCM. For the in-state engineering student, UC is a great choice!
Nathan from Edgewood, KY
I won't say it's cheap, but it's definitely not bad. 10,000 (books ect,). Books are something that you should ask around for. Many upper classmen are trying to get rid of their old books and will sell theirs for absurdly low prices. I've gotten books that were 80 for 10, and 160 for 30. You won't find those prices too often but you'll get at least 50% off if you ask around.

Lastly. Co-op. We founded co-op in the engineering building. If your major has co-ops. I would advise taking the extra year being a student and Co-op. You'll 1) bring your resume up 2) get real world experience for your major 3) make money to pay off loans 4) possibly learn a language and do international co-op. 5) after graduation possibly get hired by a company you co-op'ed with.

Timothy from Cincinnati, OH
Speaking from the prospective of an in-state student, The University of Cincinnati is very affordable. They also offer a wide variety of scholarships and aid for students.
Amanda from Cincinnati, OH

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