UC Costs 2012-13

Year would be the typical fall + spring semesters as summer is generally optional. Full-time enrollment year-round would be 3x term rate or year + term rate.

Tuition Overview

Combined instructional, general, technology, and campus life fees. More detail on specific fees for your program are also available.

College Program Fees

In addition to tuition rates above, students in specified colleges or programs will be charged these fees for in-class terms.

Professional Practice/Coop Fee

This fee is charged in place of tuition for co-op terms. Aid may also adjust based on co-op rotation so it is important to inform Student Financial Aid of your plans when accepting aid using the link on the award offer. Alert One Stop of any adjustments to your rotation during the year.

Residence Hall Rates2

Traditional Multiple Occupancy Room + Premium or Plus
Meal Plan
Traditional Multiple Occupancy Room + Platinum Meal Plan Double Room Suites + Premium or Plus
Meal Plan
Term Year Term Year Term Year
$5.085 $10,170 $4,983 $9,966 $5,747 $11,494

Student Health Insurance3

  Term Year
Single Coverage $902 $1,804

1 Some non-Ohio residents may qualify for reciprocity or metropolitan tuition rates based on program, county of residence and application approval.

2 Sample rates shown, other room types and meal plans available.

3 Required unless coverage is otherwise documented; academic year coverage allows for continuation the following summer without additional payment; questions on coverage or waivers should be directed to the Student Health Insurance Office.

Cost of Attending UC

The cost of attending UC consists of direct and indirect costs. Direct costs on your semester bill are tuition (instructional, general, technology, campus life, and program fees), room and board (for students residing on campus), and health insurance (if insurance coverage is not documented). Attending college also includes indirect costs. Items such as books and supplies, transportation and parking, personal expenses, and off-campus rent are part of your budget though they will not be billed by the university.

In addition to the direct fees detailed above, we recommend you budget $1,540 for books and supplies, $532 to $1084 for transportation, and between $3,960 and $6,936 for personal expenses per academic year. Ranges reflect issues such as if you live on-campus or commute and are co-oping or not. Your overall budget essentially covers costs of tuition through toothpaste. The total amount we budget for an on-campus, full-time undergraduate, Ohio resident for the basic 2-semester academic year is $28,540.

Remember that what you actually spend in non-billed expenses may differ from the amounts budgeted by the Student Financial Aid Office. You should plan your finances to meet your expenses. One way to more accurately reflect your expenses is to utilize the Money Matters* worksheet found on our Forms and Publications page.

* You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download, to view and print these links.

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Tools like Money Matters* with information from your Financial Aid Award (including adjustments for part-time or co-op enrollments) can help you in planning for out-of-pocket expenses related to your bill.

Full description of tuition and fees can be found on the Office of the Bursar Web pages.

The 2012-13 academic year also marks UC's return to semesters after being on quarters for 50 years.