Tuition and Fees - Nurse Educator

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.

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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Nurse Educator Certificate

The table below estimates a total cost for the completion of the certificate program, including both university and program-specific fees. 

Estimates are based upon the Nurse Educator Certificate program, which is 12 total credit hours. The program is based on 3 credits (1 course) per semester that build upon one another. While it may vary, most students can complete the program in four semesters. Estimates below are based on 6 credits (2 seven-week courses) per semester. Actual length of time and cost 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 completion plan.

University Cost Estimates

Application Fee*Ohio State alumni qualify for an application fee waiver. Visit for more information.  $60 (one-time fee)

Program Cost Estimates


COST FOR Full-time (2 semesters)

Instructional Fees $8,670
General Fee $276
Distance Learning Fee $200
Non-Resident Fee $400 (non-Ohio residents only)

Additional Program Costs


COST FOR FULL-TIME (2 semesters)

Textbook/Course Materials

$260 (may vary)

RN Licensure * Cost of RN license based on the 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 

Immunizations ** One-time cost. Total may vary based on a student's health insurance coverage. Students complete Flu and TB test annually. $865 
Background Check $62 (One-time cost)
Equipment Fee (Headset)  $25 (One-time cost)

Total Cost Estimates

Residency Total Cost for Certificate Program *Estimates are based on completion of 12 credits in two Semesters Per The Program’s course Curriculum. Actual costs and length of time will vary.
Ohio Residents $10,496.50
Non-Ohio Residents $10,896.50

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.