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Undergraduate Admissions

Tuition & Fees

UC's McMicken Hall in early autumn.
Status Part-Time Full-Time
Undergraduate  1 - 11 credit hours  12 + credit hours
Graduate  1 - 9 credit hours  10 + credit hours
Professional - MD  1 - 23 credit hours
 24 + credit hours
Professional - JD  1 - 11 credit hours  12 + credit hours

NOTE: Fees for students auditing classes
are as follows: (1) If you are full-time, the fee will be included with full-time fees (from 12-18 hours). (2) If you are part-time or are taking hours over 18, the fee is based on the part-time credit hour rate. (3) A "T" grade will not automatically be assigned unless the requirements for the instructor are met.

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.

  Ohio Students Out-of-State Students1
UC Uptown $ 450
$ 5,392 $ 10,784 $ 1,076 $ 12,908
$ 25,816
UC Clermont 218 2,605 5,210 513 6,151 12,302
UC Blue Ash 246 2,945 5,890 605 7,258 14,516
710 7,091 14,182 1,285 12,848 25,696
PharmD 897 8,965 17,930 1,531 15,303
College of Law
981 11,768 23,536
1,711 20,522 41,044
College of Medicine (M.D.) 1,213 14,548 29,096 1,959


Residence Hall Rates2 

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
$5.145 $10,290 $5,607 $11,214 $5,820 $11,640


Academic Year Costs (Room+Meal Plan)

Room Types with meals

Unlimited Meal Plan 186 Block Plan

Multiple Occupancy



Multiple Occupancy (Stratford Heights)



Single Rooms



Double Room Suites



Single Rooms (Stratford Heights)


Apartment Double Occupancy Bedroom
$12,016 $11,976

Single Room Suites (CRC, Schneider)


Apartment Single Occupancy Bedroom $12,490 $12,450


Student Health Insurance3

  Term Year
Single Coverage $930 $1,860

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 approximately $1,570 for books and supplies, $542 to $1242 for transportation, and between $4,030 and $7,935 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 $28,358.

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.