Ohio University (referred to as OHIO or abbreviated as OU) is a public university located in the Midwestern United States in Athens, Ohio, situated on an 1,800-acre (7.3 km2) campus. Founded in 1804, it is the oldest university in the Northwest Territory and ninth oldest public university in the United States. Ohio University is classified as Tier 1 University by U.S. News ranking of Best American Colleges. It was named by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Doctoral/High Research Activity institution to reflect its growing number of graduate programs. University libraries contain more than 3 million bound volumes. Ohio University holds as its central purpose the intellectual and personal development of its students. Distinguished by its rich history, diverse campus, international community, and beautiful Appalachian setting, Ohio University is known as well for its outstanding faculty of accomplished teachers whose research and creative activity advance knowledge across many disciplines.
Tuition and fees are assessed based on the number of credit hours of enrollment, Ohio residency and program. The tuition schedules below do not include special class fees. Ohio University reserves the right to make, without prior notice, any fee adjustments that may become necessary.
2011-2012 Tuition & Fee Schedules
2010-2011 Tuition & Fee Schedules
Tuition Related Fees
Instructional Fee: This required fee covers costs associated with instruction.
General Fee: This required fee provides funding for non-instructional services and is assessed uniformly to all enrolled students. These services are directly related to students’ academic progression through the university. The fee also enhances many programs available to and used by all students including many web-delivered services.
Non-Resident Surcharge: This required fee applies to all students who do not qualify for Ohio residency. It is used to fund those instructional costs the state pays for on behalf of qualifying Ohio residents.
Technology Fee: This required fee is based on the college of enrollment.
Student Info System/Network Fee: This required fee applies to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in all programs. The Information System and Network fee is used to fund improved access to and assistance with information technology.
Student Health Insurance: Students enrolled on the Athens Campus for 7 or more credit hours are automatically assessed the Student Health Insurance. You may opt out of the Student Health Insurance if you already have a health insurance provider. If you are eligible to waive the Student Health Insurance, the waiver option and waiver deadline will be available on your My OHIO Student Center once your registration charges have been assessed for the term. A waiver is required only once each academic year.
WellBeing (www.ohio.edu/wellbeing): The WellBeing Fee was created in 2008 as an optional enhancement to student health care. It works with your medical insurance to reduce the costs of health services as well as expanding student health care options on campus. Every Athens campus student is automatically enrolled at registration for the term. The waiver option and waiver deadline will be available on your My OHIO Student Center once your registration charges have been assessed for the term. A waiver is required once each term.
Student Legal Service (CSLS www.studentlegalrights.org): The Center for Legal Services was started by students to provide students with legal advice, education, and representation (please see limitations on the CSLS website). Every Athens campus student is automatically enrolled for this service at registration for the term. The waiver option and waiver deadline will be available on your My OHIO Student Center once your registration charges have been assessed for the term. A waiver is required once each term