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Ohio State determines the amount of financial aid you're eligible for by estimating the cost of attendance for the average student, then subtracting your Expected Family Contribution, taken from your F​​AFSA​. ​

  ​Cost of Attendance - Expected Family Contribution = Financial Need
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Cost of Attendance (COA)

To determine your aid eligibility, we start by estimating how much attending Ohio State will cost in a given year. We take estimated direct costs (tuition, room and meal plan, and other university fees) and add them to estimated indirect costs (books and supplies, transportation, and other personal expenses). The result is a standard academic year's Cost of Attendance for a full-time student. Your actual expenses may be more or less than the average estimates used.

Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

The Expected Family Contribution is determined by the federal government from the information you provide on the FAFSA.

Financial Need

The Expected Family Contribution is subtracted from the Cost of Attendance to establish your financial need, which determines how much need-based aid you are eligible for each academic year.​​​

​Cost of Attendance 2017-18 Academic Year

Estimated costs and expenses are used for determining financial aid eligibility. Amounts are for full-time enrollment (12 hours or more) ​for a two semester standard academic year at The Ohio State University.​ Part-time tuition costs are prorated accordingly. 

Note: These figures are for continuing students. To view other cost of attendance figures, click on the appropriate tab above and go to About Aid, Cost of Attendance.

Columbus campus​

Continuing Student, ​Ohio r​esident​​: Living on cam​pus

CategoryEstimated ​Cost
​​​Tuition and fees​​​$10,010​
​Room and board/living​$12,292
Books and supplies​​​$1,168
​Miscellaneous/personal​$​3,012
Total Estimated Cost​​​$​26,482

Continuing Student, ​Ohio r​esident​​: Living off cam​pus

CategoryEstimated ​Cost
​​​Tuition and fees​​​$10,010​
​Room and board/living​$11,340
Books and supplies​​​$1,168
​Miscellaneous/personal​$​3,052
Total Estimated Cost​​​$​25,570

Continuing Student, ​​Ohio resident​​: Living with parent or guardian

CategoryEstimated ​Cost
​​​Tuition and fees​​$10,010​
​Room and board/living​​$4,806
Books and supplies​​​​$1,168
​Miscellaneous/personal​​$​5,112
Total Estimated Cost$​21,096


Continuing Student, Non-​Ohio resident​​: Living on campus

Category​Estimated Cost
​​​Tuition and fees​​$29,114
​Room and board/living​​$12,292
Books and supplies​​​​$1,168
​Miscellaneous/personal​​$3,706
Total Estimated Cost$​46,280


 

Continuing Student, Non-​Ohio resident​​: Living off campus

CategoryEstimated ​Cost
​​​Tuition and fees​​$29,114
​Room and board/living​​$11,340
Books and supplies​​​​$1,168
​Miscellaneous/personal​​$3,746
Total Estimated Cost$​45,368

Regional campus and ATI

​Continuing Student, Ohio resident​​: Living on or off cam​pus

CategoryEstimated ​Cost
​​​Tuition and fees​​$7,282​
​Room and board/living​​$9,215
Books and supplies​​​​$1,168
​Miscellaneous/personal​​$4,779
Total Estimated Cost ​$​22,444


​Continuing Student, Ohio resident​​: Living with parent or guardian

Category​Estimated Cost
​​​Tuition and fees​​$7,282​
​Room and board/living​​$3,222
Books and supplies​​​​$1,168
​Miscellaneous/personal​​$​6,759
Total Estimated Cost$​18,431

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Continuing Student, Non-​Ohio resident​​: Living on or off campus

Category​Estimated Cost
​​​Tuition and fees​​$26,386​
​Room and board/living​​$9,215
Books and supplies​​​​$1,168
​Miscellaneous/personal​​$​4,779
Total Estimated Cost$41,548​​