Jul 20, 2024  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

Fees & Ohio Residency

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  1. Ohio Residency Guidelines
  2. Tuition and Fee Rates
  3. Registration fees
  4. Billing
  5. Late Registration Fees
  6. Monthly Payment Plan
  7. Refund of Fees
  8. Other fees

Ohio Residency Guidelines

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The Ohio residency guidelines for tuition purposes can be found at https://www.ohio.edu/admissions/tuition/ohio-residency. Changes from non-resident to resident status are not automatic.

The Residency Information form in the graduate application is used to determine residency status. However, students who had previously been admitted to Ohio University as a non-resident must petition for a change of residency status if they have established themselves as a resident under the resident for tuition purposes policy. Graduate students are notified of their current residency status in the letter of admission sent by the Graduate College. If you believe that your residency status is incorrect, it is your responsibility to contact the Graduate College to discuss the reasons for your residency classification.

Tuition and Fee Rates

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Tuition and fee rates can be found at http://www.ohio.edu/bursar by selecting Tuition and Fees in the menu.

Registration Fees

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Tuition and fees are assessed based on the number of credit hours of enrollment, Ohio residency, and program. Tuition includes an instructional fee and a general fee. A nonresident surcharge is assessed to students who are not residents of the State of Ohio. Tuition excludes academic course-related fees. The Course Offerings system (https://webapps.ohio.edu/classes/search.htm) identifies sections of courses that require additional fees. Ohio University reserves the right to make, without prior notice, any fee adjustments that may become necessary.

Several colleges assess a technology fee to their students. Additionally, the University assesses a Student Information System/Network fee to all students. Technology fee schedules can be found at https://www.ohio.edu/bursar/graduate-tuition by clicking on “Athens Graduate Tuition.”


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Ohio University utilizes an electronic billing system. The Office of the Bursar will email an account balance notice to students and their authorized users at the beginning of the month if a payment is due to Ohio University. Payment due dates are on the account balance notice. Account balances are also listed in the MyOHIO Student Center. Payment options are outlined on the Bursar’s website at https://www.ohio.edu/bursar/payment-options.

You are responsible for any University communication sent to you at your official University e-mail address (OHIO account) and/or to the mailing address on file with the Office of the University Registrar.

Late Registration Fees

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Unless your registration has been delayed by the University, you will be charged a fee for late registration after the Friday of the second week of the semester. The fee is $40 the 3rd week, $60 the 4th week, $80 the 5th week, and $100 the 6th week and beyond.

Monthly Payment Plan

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Ohio University provides a monthly payment plan. The plan consists of three (3) monthly installments per semester. This plan is not a loan program, and there is no interest charge on payments. For additional information visit the bursar’s website at https://www.ohio.edu/bursar/payment-plan.cfm.

Students on eligible Graduate Appointments may select a monthly payment plan linked to their Appointment.

Refund of Fees

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University Refund Policy for Withdrawal. Ohio University refunds fees or credits your account according to the following schedule:

  1. If you officially withdraw from the University (cancellation of registration) before the first day of classes, you are entitled to a 100 percent refund of registration fees*.
  2. If you officially withdraw from the University through Friday of the second week of the semester (see the academic calendar at http://www.ohio.edu/registrar/calendar.cfm), you are entitled to an 80 percent reduction of your registration fees*.
  3. If you withdraw from the University after the Friday of the second week of the semester, you are not entitled to a reduction of tuition and fees*.

*These deadlines are based on full semester class enrollment. Deadlines for classes that meet less than a full semester will vary. Refer to the Schedule of Classes for withdrawal deadlines.

If you withdraw from the University before full payment of fees is made, you are considered indebted to the University for the amount determined according to the refund regulations. A hold

will be placed on your records until your debt is paid.

Refund Policy for Reducing Course Load. If you drop credit hours before or by the Friday of the second week of the semester*, your tuition and fees will adjust downward accordingly. For example, if you are registered for nine hours and drop a three-hour course, your tuition will adjust downward from full time to part time. However, if you have 12 hours and drop a three-hour course, it does not affect the tuition, because the full-time tuition rate applies to a course load of 9 through 18 hours. Course load reductions made after the Friday of the second week of the semester will result in no reduction of tuition and fees. Changing registration that results in increased hours could increase tuition. Further information regarding the refund of fees can be obtained from the Office of the Bursar.

Tuition for summer term is calculated by adding the registration for the full term and the subterms together. The refund policy as stated above also applies to summer term. Your change in enrollment status may result in your having to repay financial aid and/or refunds received for the term.

*These deadlines are based on full semester class enrollment. Deadlines for classes that meet less than a full semester will vary. Refer to the Schedule of Classes for withdrawal deadlines.

Other Fees

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Listed fees are accurate as of June 2019. Please note that all fees are subject to change without notice. Recurring fees are per semester.

Change of class schedule after the Friday of the second week


Late registration fee (plus $20 per week after 3rd week, up to a maximum of $100)


Late payment charge

1.5% of unpaid balance

Monthly payment plan late payment charge

1.5% of unpaid balance

Monthly payment plan (nonrefundable)


International Student Orientation Fee


Returned check/eCheck charge


Transcripts–Next Day Service


Transcripts Now–Same Day Service


ID card replacement


Diploma replacement


WellBeing Plan (waivable)


Student Legal Service Fee (waivable)


Health Insurance

For current rates, refer to the Health Insurance website at https://www.ohio.edu/student-insurance/rates-coverage.cfm.

Parking Fees

For current rates, please refer to the Parking Services website at https://www.ohio.edu/parking/ or call Parking Services at 740.593.1917.

Room and Board Fees

Room and board rates and options for the current year are available via the Ohio University Housing website at https://www.ohio.edu/housing/.