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Tuition and fees
Estimated costs for the 2013-2014 academic year
(two semesters of full-time enrollment)

Columbus campus: U.S. freshmen and transfer students

Billed expenses Ohio resident Nonresident
Tuition and fees $10,010 $25,726*
Room and board** $10,800 $10,800
*Includes out-of-state surcharge. Non-Ohio residents attending the Columbus campus may be eligible for the National Buckeye Scholarship, worth $12,000/year.

**Based on the most popular R&B plan. You may choose between a number of housing and dining options, some at a lower cost. Review options at University Housing and Dining Services.

Regional campus/ATI: U.S. freshmen and transfer students

Billed expenses

Ohio resident

Nonresident
Tuition and fees $7,140 $22,856
Room and board varies* varies*
*Costs differ by campus and depend on your selected plan. ATI and Newark offer room and board plans; Mansfield offers room plans. More at University Housing and Dining Services.

Health insurance: Estimated costs do not include health insurance, which is required for students enrolled at least half-time. Visit Student Health Insurance for details, including waiver information.

Selective Service registration: Federal law requires male students ages 18 through 25 to be registered with the Selective Service System, unless they are on active duty with the armed forces of the United States, non-U.S. citizens on a student visa, or otherwise legally excluded. Ohio residents who are not registered are required by Ohio law to pay the nonresident surcharge. Register with Selective Service within 30 days of your 18th birthday at www.sss.gov or any U.S. post office.

Ohio residency: For information about establishing Ohio residency for tuition purposes, visit go.osu.edu/OH-residency.

International freshmen and transfer students 

Single student expenses
Tuition and fees* $26,726
Room and board** $10,800
Books and supplies $1,248
Health insurance*** $2,140
Living expenses $3,301
Total estimated expenses $44,215

*Includes an International Undergraduate Student Fee of $500 per semester, assessed to provide academic and support services for international students. See more in the Fees Explanation.

**Based on the most R&B popular plan. You may choose between a number of housing and dining options, some at a lower cost. Review options at University Housing and Dining Services.

***International students and their dependents who accompany them are required to purchase Ohio State student health insurance. Students who are fully sponsored by their government or covered as a dependent of a U.S. employee may be eligible for exemption. Visit Student Health Insurance for more information.

Additional estimated expenses for dependents
Living expenses Health insurance
Spouse only $8,461 Spouse only $4,224
Each child $4,230 All children $4,374
    Spouse and children $6,664


Important notes about tuition and fees

Tuition and fees may vary by major, college and area of study. The university reserves the right to assess fees for special services and programs applicable to students. Students should plan for a 5 to 10% annual increase for all costs. Part-time fees are on a sliding scale. Tuition includes instructional and general fees. Read the Fees Explanation for a breakdown of all fees.

Students enrolling at any college or university should allow for other expenses such as books and supplies (estimated at $1,248 for one year), phone, transportation, recreation and other personal needs. These expenses are considered when financial aid awards are made. Health Insurance expense may be considered upon request. See Student Financial Aid’s Award Guide to learn more.

Tuition Option Payment Plan (TOPP)
The TOPP program allows students and their families to split the cost of tuition, general and instructional fees, and housing into multiple payments per term. There is a fee for this service. Learn more about TOPP.

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