Student Financial Aid

Financial Aid Award Guide 2015-2016

2015-2016 Estimated Average Expenses

The following are estimated average expenses for 2015-2016 and represent the budgets used for determining financial aid eligibility. These expenses reflect attendance on a full-time basis (12 hours or more) for a two semester standard academic year at The Ohio State University.

Look in the table headings below for links to more detailed budget information.

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Columbus Campus Undergraduates
Estimated Expense
(2 Semester Budget)
with Relatives
On or Off Campus
Ohio Resident Non-Resident
Independent Dependent
Tuition and Fees 10,010 10,010 26,510 26,510
Books and Supplies 1,248 1,248 1,248 1,248
Room and Board   11,820 11,820 11,820
Maintenance at Home 5,724      
Miscellaneous/Personal 4,594 2,680 2,680 2,680
Total 21,576 25,758 42,258 42,258

Calculating Semester Expenses

To find the cost of one semester of attendance, divide the costs by two. For example, if you plan to attend one semester and you are an undergraduate student, divide $25,758 by two (2) = $12,879. This example is based on Ohio resident living off campus.


First File the FAFSA