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UC Costs 2014-15

Fees for 2014-15 were approved by the Board of Trustees on 4/15/14.

In addition to the overviews below, the 2014-15 Money Matters worksheets with billing breakdowns for undergraduate and graduate students have been updated.

Tuition is set by the university though colleges, program level (undergraduate, graduate or professional), or the course of study itself may involve specialized fees. In addition to the overview below, it may be helpful to view Fees by College to view details on your program and be aware of any college-specific fees.

Year amounts shown 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.

NOTE: Year-round enrollment required changes in loan processing.

Tuition Overview

Tuition is the combined amounts for instructional, general, technology, and campus life or distance learning fees as well as appropriate non-resident surcharges.

Along with the overviews below, more detail on specific fees for your program, special course fees, and distance learning program fees are also available via the Bursar Website.

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/Co-op 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.

NOTE: New regulations for 2013-14 adjusted the way in which federal loans must now be disbursed for year-round students.

Residence Hall Rates2

Residence hall rates are available in detail. Common incoming student room and board combinations are noted below.

Traditional Multiple Occupancy Room + Unlimited
Meal Plan
Stratford Heights Multiple Occupancy + Unlimited
Meal Plan
Double Room Suites + Unlimited
Meal Plan
Term Year Term Year Term Year
$5,248 $10,496 $5,719 $11,438 $5,936 $11,872

Student Health Insurance3

  Term Year
Single Coverage $1,064 $2,128

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 alternate, approved 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 approximately $1,480 for books and supplies, $600 to $1,300 for transportation, and between $4,000 and $8,000 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 a typical on-campus, full-time undergraduate, Ohio resident for the basic 2-semester academic year is $30,380.

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.


New Students

While not providing an exact picture of financial aid, the federally required Net Price Calculator can given new undergraduate students an idea of Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loan eligibility prior to an award being made.

At the same time, eligibility for complete aid packages can only be determined following an offer of admission to the university and completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be completed as soon after January 1 as possible each year in order to be considered from maximum aid eiligibility for limited funding sources.


* 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.