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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 2018-19 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 - Incoming class of 2017-2018Estimated Cost - All incoming students prior to autumn 2017​
​​​Tuition and fees​​​$10,592​$10,036​
​Room and board/living​$12,292$12,474​
Books and supplies​​​$1,168$1,168​
​Miscellaneous/personal​$​3,026​$​3,026
Total Estimated Cost​​​$​27,078$26,704​

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

CategoryEstimated ​Cost - Incoming class of 2017-2018​Estimated Cost - All incoming students prior to autumn 2017​
​​​Tuition and fees​​​$10,592​$10,036​
​Room and board/living​$11,498$11,498​
Books and supplies​​​$1,168​​$1,168
​Miscellaneous/personal​$​3,068$3,068​
Total Estimated Cost​​​$​26,326$25,770​

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

CategoryEstimated ​Cost - Incoming class of 2017-2018​Estimated Cost - All incoming students prior to autumn 2017​
​​​Tuition and fees​​$10,592$10,036​
​Room and board/living​​$4,872$4,872​
Books and supplies​​​​$1,168​​$1,168
​Miscellaneous/personal​​$​5,156$5,156​
Total Estimated Cost$​21,788$21,232​


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

Category​Estimated ​Cost - Incoming class of 2017-2018​Estimated Cost - All incoming students prior to autumn 2017​
​​​Tuition and fees​​$30,608$30,052​
​Room and board/living​​$12,292$12,474​
Books and supplies​​​​$1,168​​$1,168
​Miscellaneous/personal​​$3,728$3,728​
Total Estimated Cost$​47,796$47,422​


 

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

CategoryEstimated ​Cost - Incoming class of 2017-2018​Estimated Cost - All incoming students prior to autumn 2017​
​​​Tuition and fees​​$30,608$30,052​
​Room and board/living​​$11,498$11,498​
Books and supplies​​​​$1,168$1,168​
​Miscellaneous/personal​​$3,770$3,770
Total Estimated Cost$​47,044
$46,488​

Regional campus and ATI

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

CategoryEstimated ​Cost - Incoming class of 2017-2018​Estimated Cost - All incoming students prior to autumn 2017​
​​​Tuition and fees​​$7,552​$7,140​
​Room and board/living​​$9,344$9,344​
Books and supplies​​​​$1,168$1,168​
​Miscellaneous/personal​​$4,846$4,846​
Total Estimated Cost ​$​22,910$22,498​


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

Category​Estimated ​Cost - Incoming class of 2017-2018​Estimated Cost - All incoming students prior to autumn 2017​
​​​Tuition and fees​​$7,552​$7,140​
​Room and board/living​​$3,266$3,266​
Books and supplies​​​​$1,168$1,168​
​Miscellaneous/personal​​$​6,854$6,854​
Total Estimated Cost$​18,840$18,428​

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

Category​Estimated ​Cost - Incoming class of 2017-2018​Estimated Cost - All incoming students prior to autumn 2017​
​​​Tuition and fees​​$27,568$27,156​
​Room and board/living​​$9,344$9,344​
Books and supplies​​​​$1,168$1,168​
​Miscellaneous/personal​​$​4,846$4,846​
Total Estimated Cost$42,926​​$42,514​