Tuition and Fees - RN to BSN

Tuition and Fee General Information

A great investment and a great value.

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.

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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.

The total program cost estimates are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual courses 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. Estimates have been calculated as of the 2023-24 academic year.

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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Online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The tables below estimate the total cost for the completion of the program. Total cost estimates account for tuition, fees, course materials, and one-time fees for students beginning a program during the 2023-2024 academic year. Estimates do not include financial aid, scholarships, or grants. 

Estimates are based on the expenses typical of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN student, who takes 30 credits over three or four semesters to complete the program. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN program is 120 credits in length, much of which can be completed through transfer of work or previous credits. If a student transfers less than 90 credit hours overall to Ohio State, they would then need to complete additional courses to make up the difference. Actual costs, number of credits, and length of time to completion will vary based on GE courses needed and desired track. For more information on the courses and curriculum visit the department’s page or request more information

Estimated Total Cost of Completion

30 Credits in 3 Semesters | Estimated Total Cost of Completion

Ohio Residents $16,574.31 - $16,960.24 $3,793.48 - $5,996.47
Non-Residents $17,174.31 - $17,560.24 $3,993. 48 - $6,196.47

*Estimated costs are presented in ranges to account for students who take courses during summer terms. Undergraduate Instructional and General Fees are discounted by 25% during summer term.

Tuition and Fees

Instructional Fees $492.75 per credit hour*
General Fees $21.83 per credit hour*
Program Fees $52 per credit hour
Nursing Distance Learning Fees $190 per semester
Distance Learning Fees $100 per semester
Non-Resident Surcharge $200 per semester

*Undergraduate Instructional and General fees are discounted by 25% during summer term.

Additional Program Costs

Application Fee $60 one-time fee ($70 for international students)
Textbooks & Course Materials $0 for Nursing Advancement Courses (GE courses may vary)
Background Check $62 one-time fee

Estimated Cost Based on Alternative Program Completion Pathways

30 Credits in 4 Semesters | Estimated Total Cost of Completion

Ohio Residents $18,279.40 $3,112.90 - $5,955.80
Non-Residents $19,079.40 $3,322.90 - $6,155.80