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Tuition and Fees

When it comes to undertaking graduate education, The Ohio State University is devoted to demonstrating the value of that education and how our programs can help you achieve yours goals.

 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.

Additional Expenses

  • Tuition and fees may vary by college and academic program. In addition, students should anticipate expenses such as books, supplies, travel, recreation and personal items. These expenses are considered when determining financial aid awards. Anticipate an increase in expenses from year to year.

  • Students enrolled at least half-time are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefits Plan. Visit Student Health Insurance for details on how to select or waive this coverage.


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 or any post office.

Ohio Residency

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.

Still have questions?

If you have further questions about tuition and fee, please call 614-292-9330 or email .

University Registrar