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UC Costs 2016-17

All fees are subject to change by Board of Trustee action. This page and other Web pages will be updated if such action occurs.

Tuition amounts are set by the university, though college, 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 may require changes in loan processing.

Tuition Overview

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

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

Major Programs
 Enrollment Residency Rate
UC Uptown
Part-Time per Hour $459 $484 $1,098
Full-Time per Term
5,500 5,800 13,167
Full-Time per Year 11,000 11,600 26,334
UC Clermont
Part-Time per Hour 222 247 523
Full-Time per Term 2,658 2,958 6,274
Full-Time per Year 5,316 5,916 12,548
UC Blue Ash
Part-Time per Hour 251 276 617
Full-Time per Term 3,005 3,305 7,404
Full-Time per Year 6,010 6,610 14,808
Part-Time per Hour 724 749 1,311
Full-Time per Term 7,234 7,534 13,105
Full-Time per Year 14,468 15,068 26,210
PharmD Part-Time per Hour 915
1,155 1,561
Full-Time per Term 9,145 11,560 15,609
Full-Time per Year 18,290 23,120 31,218
College of Law Part-Time per Hour 1,001 1,026 1,209
Full-Time per Term 12,005 12,305 14,505
Full-Time per Year 24,010 24,610 29,010
College of Medicine (M.D.) Part-Time per Hour 1,237 1,262 1,998
Full-Time per Term 14,840 15,140 23,972
Full-Time per Year 29,680
30,280 47,944


A Students who meet definitions as Ohio residents, and students eligible and certified following application for Indiana Reciprocity or Kentucky Reciprocity

B Eligible students from Kentucky or Indiana locations certified following application for UC's Metropolitan (Metro) Rate

C Students ineligible for Ohio or Metro tuition rates

College Program Fees

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

Undergraduate Program
Credit Hour
Flat Fee
Flat Fee
Term Only
     College of Arts & Sciences (STEM Disciplines) $18     $215        
     College of Allied Health Sciences
     College of Allied Health Sciences - Distance Learning 7     75        
     UC Blue Ash (Health Programs) 18     215        
     UC Blue Ash First Year Student Success 15     175        
     Clermont College (Allied Health Programs) 18     215        
     College of Business 42    
     College of Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services
     (Information Technology Program only)
     College - Conservatory of Music 60    
     College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning 63    
     College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
          BA in Art History,  BS in Horticulture,
          BS in Urban Studies & Certificate Programs
34     400        
     College of Engineering & Applied Science 42    
     College of Nursing BSN Programs 29    
     Distance Learning Fee 22     257        
Graduate Programs
     College of Allied Health Sciences 22     215        
     College of Allied Health Sciences - Distance Learning 8     75        
     College - Conservatory of Music 60    
     College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning 75    
     College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
          MA & PhD Degrees and MS in Architecture
40     400    
     College of Engineering & Applied Science 51    
     College of Medicine - Genetic Counseling 100    
(Flat Fee)
     College of Nursing MSN Programs 34    
     College of Nursing MSN Distance Learning Programs
          (except Nursing Education Certificate)
     College of Business - Taxation Programs 100     1,000        
     Distance Learning Fee 26.20     257        
Professional Programs
     College of Medicine MD Program       $175   
     Point-of-Care Ultrasound (M1, M2, M3 students)       495   
     Distance Learning Fee 26.20     257        

Other Required Fees

Bloodborne Pathogen Insurance is required of students who may be exposed to human bloodborne pathogens during their course of study in specified academic programs.

International students are charged a specific fee to support international student services. 

All students are required to purchase health insurance unless alternate, approved coverage is otherwise documented. Academic year purchase allows for continuation the following summer without additional payment. Questions on waivers, coverage, and expanded plans should be directed to the Student Health Insurance Office.

The Professional Practice/Co-op 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.

Enrolled Term
Bloodborne Pathogen Insurance (per Academic Year)
Student Health Insurance
International Student Fee $150
Professional Practice/Coop - Undergraduate $465
Professional Practice/Coop - Graduate $675

Residence Hall Rates

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
$5,482 $10,964 $5,975 $11,950 $6,201 $12,402

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 minimum 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 $1,500 for books and supplies, $500 to $725 for transportation, and between $3,800 and $5,000 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 $28,754.

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 2016-17 Money Matters* worksheet that will be posted to our Forms and Publications page once all fees are approved by the Board.


New Students

While not providing an exact picture of financial aid, the federally required Net Price Calculator can give 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). Beginning in fall 2016 for aid for 2017-18 and beyond, the FAFSA should be completed as soon after October 1 as possible each year in order to be considered for maximum aid eligibility for limited funding sources.


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

Central campus

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.