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International Costs and Aid

Athens Campus Tuition (estimates per year)

International Students 2024-2025

Expense CategoryCost
Tuition and fees$24,838
Living Expenses$17,300
      Lodging (Standard Double)$8,266
      Meals (Traditional 14)$5,150
      Personal Expenses (estimated funds for books, supplies, and spending money)$3,884
Health Insurance $2,259

2025-2026 total amount required to demonstrate availability of funds for an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility: $44,397
Please note: The total listed represents one academic year (two semesters of study). Students who wish to study over the summer semester will need to budget additional funds.

*All tuition, fees, and expenses are subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees. The most current details about tuition and fees can be found at the Office of the Bursar.

At OHIO, you can choose from a variety of room and meal plans to meet your price point. A Standard Double room is among the most affordable housing options, and the Traditional 14 is the lowest-priced meal plan for freshmen living on campus. Second-year students have additional meal plan options. Details about housing options and costs can be found at Housing and Residence Life, and more information about meal plan options can be found at Culinary Services.

The OHIO Guarantee

The OHIO Guarantee enables students (Ohio residents and nonresidents alike) to pay a single fixed rate that covers tuition, room and meal plan, and fees for four years. Costs will be set by the Board of Trustees and will remain steady across a student's four years at OHIO.

Learn More About the Ohio Guarantee

International Funding Resources

Merit scholarships are available for international students who meet freshman or transfer scholarship criteria. There are also other funding resources for international students and, in some cases, employment opportunities.


International Scholarships

Awards are available to first-year or transfer international applicants. Students in any academic program are eligible for the awards, but they must earn direct admission to academic study (not to the Ohio Program of Intensive English or University Success Pathway). Application due dates and requirements vary.

Learn More About International Scholarships

Freshman Scholarship Information

Awards are only available to students who begin their studies in the fall semester. The application for admission serves as the application for merit-based awards. Merit consideration is based on academic achievement within a strong college prep curriculum as demonstrated by the cumulative grade point average (highest weighted or unweighted, recalculated to a 4.0 scale).

All applicants will receive full scholarship consideration, regardless of tests. In most cases, standardized test scores (ACT or SAT), if available, will be considered only if doing so increases a student's award eligibility. 

For full consideration, you should have a complete application by the early action deadline of November 15.

Learn More About Freshman Scholarships

Transfer Scholarship Information

Awards are only available to students who begin their studies in the fall semester. You must have completed a full year of academic study and present excellent grades to be eligible for consideration. You must be admitted by May 15.

Learn More About Transfer Scholarships

Other Funding Sources

You may wish to explore these other web sites for information on funding your education in the U.S.




U.S. immigration law strictly regulates the employment of international students. While on-campus employment may be possible, this will only provide a small portion of your living expenses through such employment. Further, the possibility of on-campus employment cannot be used to demonstrate that you have sufficient funding for your expenses. The full amount of expenses must be documented before a visa certificate can be issued on your behalf.