Tuition and Fees - Doctor of Nursing Practice

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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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 for Full-Time (5 semesters) Cost for Part-Time (8 semesters)

Application Fee *Ohio State alumni qualify for an application fee waiver. Visit online.osu.edu/alumni for more information.

$60 (one-time fee)

$60 (one-time fee)

Acceptance Fee *The acceptance fee is applied toward tuition and is therefore not an additional cost for the program.  $250 

$250

Program Cost Estimates

Fee Total Cost for full-time post-master's *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. Total Cost for Part-Time Post-Master's **Estimates above are based on completion of 37 credits in eight semesters, per the program’s curriculum plan. Actual costs and length of time will vary based on track.
Instructional Fees (Tuition) ***When taking 8+ credits per semester a flat rate for tuition and some fees is applied. $23,842.50 $27,455
Program Fee ****When taking 8+ credits per semester a flat rate for tuition and some fees is applied. $5,154.60 $5,935.20
General Fee *****When taking 8+ credits per semester a flat rate for tuition and some fees is applied. $759 $874
Distance Learning Fee $500 $800
Nursing Distance Learning Fee $950 $1,520
Non-Resident Fee $25 (non-Ohio residents only) $40 (non-Ohio residents only)

Additional Program Costs

FEE

Total Cost for Full-Time Post-Master's *Estimates above are based on completion of 37 credits in five semesters, per the program's curriculum plan. Actual cost and length of time will vary based on track and full or part-time status.

Total Cost for Full-Time Post-Master's **Estimates above are based on completion of 37 credits in eight semesters, per the program's curriculum plan. Actual costs and length of time will vary based on track and full or part-time status.

Textbook/Course Materials $3,085 (may vary) $4,936 (may vary)
RN Licensure ***Cost of RN license based on Ohio Board of Nursing requirements. Renewal of license occurs biannually. Cost and renewal process dependent upon each state's Board of Nursing.

$68.50 - $78.50 

$68.50 - $78.50 

National APRN Certification ****National APRN certification required for Clinical Expert track. Cost of certification and renewal dependent upon certifying body.

$200 - $395 

$200-$395
Immunizations *****One-time cost. Total may vary based on a student's health insurance coverage. Students must complete Flu and TB test annually. $865  $951
Background Check $62  (One-time cost)

$62  (One-time cost)

Drug Screen******The College of Nursing pays for any drug screen completed at Ohio State's Student Health Center. $35 - $100 (One-time cost)

$35 - $100 (One-time cost)

CPR BLS Certification $50 (renewed every two years) $100 (renewed every two years)
Equipment Fee (Headset) $25 (One-time cost)

$25 (One-time cost)

Total Cost Estimates

Residency Total Cost for full-time post-master's *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. Total cost for Part-Time Post-Master's **Estimates above are based on completion of 37 credits in eight semesters, per the program's curriculum plan. Actual costs and length of time will vary based on track and full or part-time status.
Ohio Residents $35,926.60 $43,291.70
Non-Ohio Residents $35,951.60 $43,331.70

***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. Estimates calculated as of the 2018-2019 academic year.