Cost + aid Print Email The Ohio State value Basic costs Financial aid Merit-based scholarships A college degree can be expensive, but it’s very much worth it – especially when the degree is from an internationally known university like Ohio State. Explore the options to help finance your education at Ohio State. The Ohio State value Ohio State ranks among the top 20 public institutions across the nation in Kiplinger's Personal Finance "Best College Values." Basic costs Tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students are among the lowest in the Big Ten. Financial aid Paying for college takes planning, saving and drawing from a variety of resources. Merit-based scholarships Ohio State offers a range of scholarships to incoming freshmen that reward academic merit.