Online Program Application Fee Waived for Ohio State Alumni

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Buckeye alumni can apply to any Ohio State online degree or certificate program for free, thanks to a partnership between The Ohio State University Alumni Association, the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions and the Office of Distance Education and eLearning.  

Ohio State will waive the $60 application fee to any Ohio State Online program for alumni who are ready to advance their career or enter a new field. Eligible students should check the "Alumni online program applicants" fee waiver box on their admission application. Please note: This fee waiver applies only to the university's application fee and does not include program-specific fees.

“I am excited to continue providing meaningful and affordable access to Ohio State and eliminate a potential barrier that will support our Buckeye alumni in achieving their personal and professional goals," said Rob Griffiths, Associate Vice President of Distance Education. "This benefit showcases the power of partnerships to advance Buckeye Nation.” 

“I am excited to continue providing meaningful and affordable access to Ohio State and eliminate a potential barrier that will support our Buckeye alumni in achieving their personal and professional goals," said Rob Griffiths, Associate Vice President of Distance Education. "This benefit showcases the power of partnerships to advance Buckeye Nation.” 

The partnership with The Ohio State University Alumni Association and the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions is now in its third year.

"We're proud to once again partner with the Office of Distance Education and eLearning to offer this benefit to our alumni," said Molly Ranz Calhoun, President and CEO of The Ohio State University Alumni Association. "With more than 580,000 Buckeyes around the globe, this partnership allows us to connect our alumni with lifelong learning opportunities and career guidance — no matter where they call home."  

U.S. News and World Report ranks Ohio State's online graduate nursing, engineering and education programs as among the best in the nation. Ohio State Online degree and certificate programs are taught by the same faculty who teach on campus, and courses have a small student-to-instructor ratio. Returning students will enjoy the same academic rigor and instructor support that they expect from The Ohio State University – just in a different format. 

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