Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fee General Information

A great investment and a great value.

Paying for college is a big financial commitment.  At Ohio State, the degree you earn will be from one of the top public universities in the country and earning your degree online makes it a great value as well as a great investment in your future.

Tuition varies by program and the number of credits you’re enrolled in. Find tuition rates on the registrar’s website. No matter if you are an in-state or out-of-state student, all United States residents and graduate students (international or U.S. residents) enrolled in our distance education courses pay in-state tuition rates. You’ll pay an additional $100 (Ohio residents) or $105 (non-residents) distance fee per term and any program-specific fees. International undergraduate students will also be assessed a $500 fee per term. Graduate international students will not be charged this fee. Site-based fees, such as the recreational fee and COTA bus service, do not apply to distance students.

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Program-Specific Tuition and Fee Information

To help you gather an estimate of the total cost of your degree, select your program from the drop-down menu below.

Note that other fees may apply for dropped courses, late payments, re-enrollments, student health insurance, etc. Additionally, programs that require internship, practicum, clinical, orientations, study abroad, or other on-site components may have additional fees and non-resident charges during the applicable semester. For full fee information visit the registrar’s website. To explore Financial Aid options and information visit the Student Financial Aid website.

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Nursing - Master of Science

The table below estimates a total cost for the completion of the degree program, including both university and program-specific fees.  

Estimates are based upon the Nursing - Master of Science program, which is roughly 55-63 credits in length, depending on chosen specialty, and can be completed in full-time or part-time status. Estimates below are based on completion of 63 credits in five semesters as a full-time student. Actual costs and length of time will vary based on desired specialty. For more information on the courses and curriculum visit the department’s page. You might also reference the Total Cost Calculation Guide for help in making your own calculations based on your own degree completion plan.

University Cost Estimates

Fee Cost Total cost *

Estimates above are based on completion of 63 credits in five semesters as a full-time student. Actual costs and length of time will vary based on specialty and full or part-time status.

Application Fee $60 one time fee $60
Acceptance Fee $250 (applied to tuition) $250 (applied to tuition)
Distance Learning Fee $100/semester $500
Non-Resident Surcharge $5/semester (non-Ohio residents only) $25 (non-Ohio residents only)

Program Cost Estimates

Fee Cost Total cost *

Estimates above are based on completion of 63 credits in five semesters as a full-time student. Actual costs and length of time will vary based on specialty and full or part-time status.

Instructional Fees (Tuition) $7,662 flat rate for 8+ credits **

When taking 8 or more credits per semester a flat rate for tuition and some fees is applied. For students taking fewer than 8 credits the rate is $722.50/credit.

$38,310
General Fee $184 flat rate for 8+ credits ***

When taking 8 or more credits per semester a flat rate for the General Fee is applied. For students taking fewer than 8 credits the General Fee is $23/credit.

$920
Textbook/Course Materials $650 avg. per semester (varies by course) $3,250 (may vary)
Immunizations $650 one-time cost $650
Background Check $62 one-time cost $62
Drug Screen $14 one-time cost $14
Other related fees $70 one-time cost $70
Advanced Diagnostic Tools $675 one-time cost $675
White lab jacket $35 one-time cost $35
Total Cost Estimate Ohio Residents $44,546
Total Cost Estimate Non-Ohio Residents $44,571

The information provided is merely an estimate and NOT intended to calculate an individual’s exact net price to complete any program. These estimates are not final or binding.  The Ohio State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these estimated program cost any person.  Actual program costs are subject to change without notice. 

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  The Ohio State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.