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.

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.

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Development and Education

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 Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education program, which is 60 credits in length. Estimates below are based on completion of 60 credits in 10 semesters (6 credits per semester) as a part-time student or 60 credits in four semesters (15 credits per semester) as a full-time student. Actual costs and length of time will vary. For more information on the courses and curriculum visit the program's website. 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 for part-time student completing in 10 semesters *Estimates above are based on completion of 60 credits in ten semesters as a part- time student and in 4 semesters as a full-time student per the program's schedule of courses.  Actual costs and length of time will vary. Total Cost for full-time student completing in 4 semesters

* Estimates above are based on completion of 60 credits in ten semesters as a part- time student and in 4 semesters as a full-time student per the program's schedule of courses.  Actual costs and length of time will vary.

Application Fee $60  $60 $60
Acceptance Fee $100 $100 $100
Distance Learning Fee $100/semester $1,000 $400
Non-Resident Surcharge $5/semester (non-Ohio residents only) $50 (non-Ohio residents only) $20 (non-Ohio residents only)

Program Cost Estimates

Fee Cost

Total Cost for part-time student completing in 10 semesters *Estimates above are based on completion of 60 credits in ten semesters as a part- time student and in 4 semesters as a full-time student per the program's schedule of courses.  Actual costs and length of time will vary.

Total Cost for full-time student completing in 4 semesters *Estimates above are based on completion of 60 credits in ten semesters as a part- time student and in 4 semesters as a full-time student per the program's schedule of courses.  Actual costs and length of time will vary.

Instructional Fees (Tuition) $497.50 per credit if taking 0-11 credits/semester $4870 flat rate if taking 12-18 credits/semester **

When taking 12 - 18 credits per semester a flat rate for tuition is applied. For students taking fewer than 12 credits the rate is $497.50/credit.

$29,850 $19,480
General Fee

$15.50/credit if taking

1-11 credits/semester

$186 flat rate is taking 12-18 credits/semester *** When taking 12-18 credits per semester a flate rate of $186 for the General Fee is applied. For students taking fewer than 12 credits the General Fee is $15.50/credit.

$930 $744
Textbook/Course Materials $35 - 105 avg. range per course (varies by course) **** Some courses in the program may require additional costs for test proctoring, which avg. $20 per course when applicable. Information about course proctoring requirements will be posted in the course syllabus, which can be viewed prior to enrollment. $2100 (may vary) $2100 (may vary)
Total Cost Estimate Ohio Residents $34,040 $22,884
Total Cost Estimate Non-Ohio Residents $34,090 $22,904

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.