Plans for new academic year join historic commitments to student aid
COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a proposal to the Board of Trustees this week, costs for incoming Ohio freshmen will lock in for four years with a 1.4 percent inflation-based increase.
This incoming class joins the university in the second year of the Ohio State Tuition Guarantee. Last year’s freshman class was the inaugural group for the guarantee, which covers in-state tuition, fees, housing and dining. In addition, in-state tuition remains frozen at all campuses for continuing students who started prior to autumn 2017. Next year’s graduates will be the fourth class to complete degrees without experiencing a tuition increase.
Tuition proposals for 2018-19 will go before the Board of Trustees this week.
The Ohio State Tuition Guarantee program provides students and families with predictability about the cost of a four-year education — and is part of Ohio State’s continued strategic focus on access, affordability and excellence.
Tuition remains at or below the median for Big Ten public institutions. At the same time, the university has increased financial aid substantially, committing more than $100 million to support low- and moderate-income families since 2015. These commitments include:
Additionally this fall, Ohio State will provide an iPad Pro with learning and living technology tools to each new first-year student in Columbus and on the regional campuses. Part of the Digital Flagship collaboration with Apple, the initiative is designed to enhance classroom learning and the student experience throughout the university.
In-state tuition and fees in Columbus would total $10,726 per year through 2021-22 for incoming first-year students. Including the most common housing and dining plans, the total rate for the guarantee would be $23,160.
In-state tuition under the guarantee would be set at $7,644 for the Lima, Mansfield, Marion and Newark campuses and $7,608 at the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster. Most regional campus students do not live on campus.
Rates included in the guarantee remain frozen for last year’s incoming class through 2020-21. For these students, in-state tuition and fees remain $10,592 in Columbus; $7,553 for the Lima, Mansfield, Marion and Newark campuses; and $7,517 in Wooster.
Additional tuition and fee proposals include:
2018-19 TUITION SUMMARY — As the university implements the Ohio State Tuition Guarantee, rates will be tiered by when a student started and where they are from.
The Ohio State Tuition Guarantee applies to in-state tuition and mandatory fees as well as housing and dining rates, where offered. Most regional campus students do not live on campus, so the following charts show only the tuition and fee elements.