Tuition and Fees - RN to BSN

Tuition and Fee General Information

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Paying for college is a big financial commitment. At Ohio State, the credentials you earn will be from one of the top public universities in the country and earning your credential 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 costs, 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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RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN program, which is 120 credits in length, much of which can be completed through transfer of work or previous credits. Estimates below are based on completion of 36 credits in three semesters as a full-time student (12 credits per semester). Actual costs and length of time will vary based on GE courses needed and desired track. The RN-BSN Program, full time track will take three semesters with more credits each semester and the part time track will take four semesters with less credits each semester. 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
Application Fee $60 (One-time fee)
Acceptance Fee $100 (One-time fee)

Program Cost Estimates

Fee Cost Total cost for full time student (12 credits/semester) *

Estimates above are based on completion of 36 credits in three semesters as a full-time student (12 credits per semester), per the program’s course curriculum. Actual costs and length of time will vary based on GE courses needed and desired track.

Instructional Fees $4,858 flat rate for 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 $382/credit

$13,546.50
General Fee $186 flat rate for 12-18 credits/semester ***

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

$511.50
Program Fee $572/semester $1,716
Distance Learning Fee $100/semester $300
Nursing Distance Learning Fee $190/semester $570
Non-Resident Fee $5/semester $15 (non-Ohio residents only) 

Additional Program Costs

FEE COST TOTAL COST FOR FULL TIME STUDENT (12 CREDITS/SEMESTER) *

ESTIMATES ABOVE ARE BASED ON COMPLETION OF 36 CREDITS IN THREE SEMESTERS AS A FULL-TIME STUDENT (12 CREDITS PER SEMESTER), PER THE PROGRAM’S COURSE CURRICULUM. ACTUAL COSTS AND LENGTH OF TIME WILL VARY BASED ON GE COURSES NEEDED AND DESIRED TRACK.

Textbook/Course Materials $0 for Nursing Advancement courses $0 (GE courses may vary)
Background Check $62 $62

Total Cost Estimates

Residency Total cost for full time student (12 credits/semester) *Estimates above are based on completion of 36 credits in three semesters as a full-time student (12 credits per semester), per the program’s course curriculum. Actual costs and length of time will vary based on GE courses needed and desired track.
Ohio Residents $16,866
Non-Ohio Residents $16,881

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.