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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 2016-17 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.​

Columbus campus​

​Ohio r​esident​​: Living on or off cam​pus

Category​Cost
​​​Tuition and fees​​​$10,010​
​Room and board/living​$11,706
Books and supplies​​​$1,234
​Miscellaneous/personal​$​2,870
Total​​​$​25,820

​​Ohio resident​​: Living with parent or guardian

Category​Cost
​​​Tuition and fees​​$10,010​
​Room and board/living​​$3,824
Books and supplies​​​​$1,234
​Miscellaneous/personal​​$​4,932
Total$​20,000​

Non-​Ohio resident​​: Living on or off campus

Category​Cost
​​​Tuition and fees​​$28,202
​Room and board/living​​$11,706
Books and supplies​​​​$1,234
​Miscellaneous/personal​​$3,642
Total$44,784


 

Regional campus and ATI

​Ohio resident​​: Living on or off cam​pus

Category​Cost
​​​Tuition and fees​​$7,282
​Room and board/living​​$9,560
Books and supplies​​​​$1,234
​Miscellaneous/personal​​$4,432
Total$​22,508

​Ohio resident​​: Living with parent or guardian

Category​Cost
​​​Tuition and fees​​$7,282​
​Room and board/living​​$2,878
Books and supplies​​​​$1,234
​Miscellaneous/personal​​$​6,592
Total$17,986

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Non-​Ohio resident​​: Living on or off campus

Category​Cost
​​​Tuition and fees​​$25,476
​Room and board/living​​$9,560
Books and supplies​​​​$1,234
​Miscellaneous/personal​​$​5,204
Total$41,474