Affordability at Ohio State
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College is a big investment for students and their families. We provide affordable, high-quality education and student support — leading to a valuable degree that opens doors and expands opportunities.

Affordability at Ohio State

50%+ debt free

More than half of Ohio State students graduate with no student loan debt — far better than the national average.

Minimizing debt

The amount of student loan debt the remaining students have is shrinking — and has been shrinking for the past six years.

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$465 Million

Expected financial aid distribution in fiscal year 2024 to help students graduate with reduced debt — or no debt at all.

Net Price Calculator

Our Net Price Calculator gives an early, customized estimate of how much it will cost a student to attend Ohio State and how much financial aid their family might qualify for.

Tuition Guarantee

The Ohio State Tuition Guarantee freezes tuition and fees for Ohio residents during their four-year academic careers — meaning students and families know exactly what they’ll pay for college.

The many pathways to an Ohio State degree

Zachary Ernest, a nontraditional student in the BSET program at Ohio State’s Mansfield campus, in the computer lab with fellow student Zachary Carroll

Six campuses, one Ohio State degree

The Engineering Technology program at Ohio State trains undergraduates to succeed in impactful, high-demand fields — and because it's offered at our regional campuses, it positions students for leadership and management careers in Ohio.
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The power of pathways

Ohio State has worked with a number of Ohio community colleges and technical institutions to make it easier for students to efficiently, seamlessly transfer their credits to Ohio State — helping transfer students save time and money on their path to an Ohio State degree.
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Ohio State Online

With Ohio State Online, students can earn a world-renowned education wherever they are. Students who are considering an online degree can see what degrees Ohio State offers, view timelines and explore a comprehensive cost breakdown of the tuition and fees.

See the impact from students’ perspectives

The transformative power of a scholarship

Discover Samuel Morrow's inspiring journey at Ohio State, where his scholarship transformed his life, empowered him to pursue his passion for aerospace engineering and helped him to graduate debt-free.

The program turning dreams into reality

Daechanea Williams didn’t think she could even attend college, let alone graduate. But thanks to Ohio State’s Young Scholars Program, she found the academic and financial support she needed to help turn her lifelong dreams into a reality.

Keep exploring

From financial coaching to summer tuition discounts, discover more ways Ohio State is striving to keep the cost of a degree within reach.

Affordable Learning Exchange 

See how the Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) has used a multi-pronged approach to support faculty who wish to explore affordable alternatives to expensive textbooks and course materials.

Scarlet and Gray Financial

See how the Scarlet and Gray Financial program provides students with invaluable resources and guidance to navigate their financial journeys with confidence, setting them up for success both during and after their time on campus.