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Tuition and Fees
Along with exploring the extensive list of over 200 graduate programs you can visit the Graduate and Professional Admissions website to learn more about the admission process and OSU’s worldwide reputation, excellent programs, connections with academic communities, cutting-edge facilities, and then campus experience in Columbus. Tuition and fees are a consideration for most students when choosing graduate education. Below you will find basic information about various costs associated with graduate education at OSU.
Tuition and Fee Schedules
Tuition and Fees at The Ohio State University are set by the University Registrar. To review detailed information about tuition and fees visit the University Registrar's Student Tuition and Fee Tables page. There you can find details on cost associated with credit hours of enrollment, non-Ohio resident distinction, regional campus enrollment and per-semester student fees.
The university reserves the right to assess fees for special services and programs applicable to students. Part-time fees are on a sliding scale. Read the Fees Explanation for a breakdown of all fees.
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 sss.gov or any post office.
If you are not an Ohio resident and want to receive the state of Ohio subsidy for tuition purposes (that is, pay in-state tuition), you must show that you meet the qualifications set by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Visit the University Registrar's website for information about establishing Ohio residency.