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Ohio State University-Main Campus Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$23,679 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,168 tuition
$12,474 on campus room & board
$1,168 books and supplies
$869 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$41,871 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$27,360 tuition
$12,474 on campus room & board
$1,168 books and supplies
$869 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$8,626 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
88% of students receive aid
17% get federal aid ($4,566 avg)
10% get state aid ($1,517 avg)
80% get institn'l aid ($8,626 avg)
38% get loans ($7,479 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.00% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.10% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $9,769 80%
Federal Grant Aid $4,566 17%
Pell Grants $4,380 17%
Other Federal Grants $507 7%
Institution Grant Aid $8,626 80%
State Grant Aid $1,517 10%
Student Loans $7,479 38%
Federal Loans $5,515 41%
Other Loans $13,894 5%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: May 29
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Ohio State University-Main Campus offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
(292) 646-8600
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $382
Out of State $1,140


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Abbey from Pittsburgh, PA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Free tech bars "buckeye bars" around campus. They'll help with anything, student issued tech, your personal laptop, phone, ipod. Nice perk! Lots of scholarships offered. Look into them if you're an out of state student like me! Buckeye Scholarship is $13,000! Sadly scholarships almost never cover summer sessions, even if they're required for your program.

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  • 5
  • Shannon from Pickerington, OH
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    OSU is an outstanding value for the quality of education, especially for in state students and this year they passed an initiative to provide full tuition for those who qualify.

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  • 5
  • Vivianne from Wyandotte, MI
  • I am a past student here

    Albeit a little bit pricy for out of state students, you get what you pay for. That is why I keep stressing that one should take advantage of all the opportunities and resources that the university has to offer.

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