Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fee General Information
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.
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. In addition, you can use 15 free credit hours from the Virtual Lab School, as well as any scholarhips or aid available from the U.S. Department of Defense or Ohio State's military affairs to assist in covering your cost to degree. 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
Program Cost Estimates
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.
$15.50/credit if taking
$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.
|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)|
|Total Cost Estimate Ohio Residents||$31,780||$20,224|
|Total Cost Estimate Non-Ohio Residents||$31,830||$20,244|
Additional Program Costs
$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.
|Total||$2100 (may vary)|
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.