Ohio State University-Main Campus
Columbus, OH 43210

Tuition & Fees

This page details the annual tuition, fees, net price, cost increase trend and the type of tuition payment plan available to students at Ohio State University-Main Campus

In 2016-2017 academic year, Ohio State University-Main Campus's tuition for in-state students was $9,168 where as out-of-state students were charged $27,360. Freshman students can opt to stay on campus or somewhere in the city of Columbus. In the previous year, the school had made available 15,869 dorm rooms at a price of $0 per year and meals at $0 per year.

Sticker Price

This section shows cost breakdown of undergraduate degree programs at Ohio State University-Main Campus. The data is organized by living condition and residency. Private schools usually have one tuition for both in-state and out of state students. However public institutions offer a much reduced tuition rate for in-state or in-district students.

Living on campus


Living off campus (with family)


Living on campus


Living off campus (with family)


Cost Increase Trends

The following graph and table show the cost increase trend for the last 4 years at Ohio State University-Main Campus. Each bar chart comprised of all of the cost components namely: tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies and any other additional costs. You can click on all of the legend items except one to view them separately.

The cost trend is assumes that the student is living off-campus on her own.

Academic Year Cost change Total cost Tuition Fees Room & Board Books & Supplies Other
2016-2017 1.04% $25,847 $9,168 $869 $11,706 $1,234 $2,870
2015-2016 0.81% $25,579 $9,168 $869 $11,706 $1,234 $2,602
2014-2015 1.19% $25,785 $9,168 $869 $11,820 $1,248 $2,680
2013-2014 -- $25,479 $9,168 $869 $11,740 $1,248 $2,454
Academic Year Cost change Total cost Tuition Fees Room & Board Books & Supplies Other
2016-2017 2.57% $44,039 $27,360 $869 $11,706 $1,234 $2,870
2015-2016 1.45% $42,907 $26,496 $869 $11,706 $1,234 $2,602
2014-2015 2.57% $42,285 $25,668 $869 $11,820 $1,248 $2,680
2013-2014 -- $41,199 $24,888 $869 $11,740 $1,248 $2,454

Net Price

Average Net Price

Weather your family is financially well-off or unaffluent, you might be eligible for some type of financial aid in the form of grant, loan or scholarship. No matter what your situation is, you should first apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Colleges and universities use the information from your FAFSA and federal tax return to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your EFC determines how much financial aid you're eligible to receive.

This section details the net prices paid by students in the 2016-2017 academic year at Ohio State University-Main Campus. The amounts are averaged out for 5 family income brackets.

Here is a simple formula to calculate your net price or use the link below to estimate your net price more accurately.

Net Price = Sticker Price - Financial aid

Financial aid include: federal, state or local government grants and institutional grants and scholarships

Average Net Price by Family Income

Family Income Average Net Price
Less than $30,000$8,442
$30,000 to $48,000$10,850
$48,000 to $75,000$15,463
$75,000 to $110,000$20,029
Over $110,000$22,376
Get your personal estimate
Click here to explore financial aid options offered by Ohio State University-Main Campus

Tuition Plans


Guaranteed Tuition Plan

The Guaranteed Tuition Plan or GTP provides assurance for undergraduate students that they will be paying a fixed tuition for specific number of semesters. To qualify for the plan usually you must enroll in for a minimum number of semester set by the college.

Prepaid tuition plan

The Prepaid Tuition Plan allows undergraduates students to guarantee the current year's tuition rate for the complete duration of their attendance at the college by paying the tuition in advance.

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan allows students the opportunity to spread the annual tuition and fee expenses into several monthly installments.

Other alternative tuition plan

Cost Per Credit Hour

Academic Year In district In State Out of State

Cost of a course per credit hour for under graduate classes.

2016-2017 $723 $382 $1,140

Cost of a course per credit hour for graduate classes.

2016-2017 $723 $2,001

Campus Location

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