Reciprocity and Metro Rate

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To recognize their proximity to campus, residents of Indiana or Kentucky may qualify for special tuition rates. Please review the information below to determine which rate applies to you.

Your residency for tuition purposes will be established at the time of your application and shared with you in your official admission offer letter. If that letter indicates that you are not eligible for the reciprocity or metro rate and you believe you should be, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Metropolitan Rate

The Metropolitan (Metro) Rate provides eligible students with the opportunity to enroll at Cincinnati and pay the Ohio-resident tuition rate plus a $25 per credit hour surcharge (maximum of $300/semester; 12 - 18 credit hours per semester).

Eligible students must:

  • Reside or attend high school in: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, or Shelby county (Indiana)
  • Reside or attend high school in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Enroll in an approved Cincinnati course or program (to view a list of approved programs, please visit the Office of the Registrar)

Reciprocity Rate

Reciprocity permits eligible students to enroll in courses or programs at the Ohio-resident tuition rate.

Indiana/Ohio Reciprocity Agreement

Residents of the following Indiana counties are eligible for the Indiana/Ohio Reciprocity Rate:

Adams, Allen, Blackford, Clark, Dearborn, Decatur, DeKalb, Delaware, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Harrison, Henry, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Noble, Ohio, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Steuben, Switzerland, Union, Washington, Wayne, Wells

Eligible students must:

Kentucky/Ohio Reciprocity Agreement

Residents of the following Kentucky counties may be eligible for the Kentucky/Ohio Reciprocity Rate:

Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Pendleton

Eligible students must:

Important Note: Students approved for the Metro or Reciprocity rates who change programs from an eligible major to a non-participating major or who relocate to a residence outside of the approved counties are subject to tuition rates associated with their new program/residence.