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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Doctor of Nursing Practice

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 Doctor of Nursing Practice program, which is roughly 37 credits in length and can be completed in full-time or part-time status. Estimates below are based on completion of 37 credits in five semesters as a primarily full-time student, 8+ credits for two semesters. Actual costs and length of time will vary. 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 37 credits in five semesters, per the program’s curriculum plan. Actual costs and length of time will vary based on track and full or part-time status.

Application Fee $60 $60
Acceptance Fee $250 **

The acceptance fee is applied toward tuition and is therefore not an additional cost for the program. applied toward tuition

$250 **

The acceptance fee is applied toward tuition and is therefore not an additional cost for the program. applied toward 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 37 credits in five semesters, per the program’s curriculum plan. Actual costs and length of time will vary based on track and full or part-time status.

Instructional Fees (Tuition) $722.50/credit
$5780 for 8+ credits (flat rate) ***

When taking 8+ credits per semester a flat rate for tuition and some fees is applied.

$24,565
General Fee $23/credit
$184 for 8+ credits ***

When taking 8+ credits per semester a flat rate for tuition and some fees is applied.

$644
Nursing Distance Learning Fee $190 per semester $950
Program Fee $156.20/credit hour or $1249.60 flat rate for 8+ credit ***

When taking 8+ credits per semester a flat rate for tuition and some fees is applied.

$4373.60
Textbook/Course Materials $617 avg. per semester (varies by course) $1115 (may vary)
Immunizations $650 $650
Background Check $62 $62
Drug Screen $14 $14
Other related fees $70 $70

Total Cost Estimate Ohio Residents

$33,003.60

Total Cost Estimate Non-Ohio Residents

$33,028.60

 

***When taking 8+ credits per semester a flat rate for tuition and some fees is applied. 

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.