Tuition Guarantee

The University of Cincinnati is proud to introduce the Cincinnati Tuition Guarantee for new, degree-seeking first-year and transfer students enrolling in the Fall 2019 semester.

A practice that had been the unofficial approach at the University of Cincinnati is now being made official. Because the University of Cincinnati places a premium on affordability, accountability and access, we voluntarily froze undergraduate tuition for the past four years. In fact, our Spring 2019 graduates earning four-year undergraduate degrees (who entered in Fall 2015) have never known a tuition increase throughout their college careers.

Now, likewise, our incoming class entering in Fall 2019 has a formal guarantee that brings them and their families the same kind of stability. The Cincinnati Tuition Guarantee for incoming undergraduate students guarantees a set amount for base tuition (also known as the instructional fee) as well as other fees such as room and board. That means this incoming undergraduate class will never know an increase in their base tuition when completing a four- or five-year degree.

Implementation of the Cincinnati Tuition Guarantee is subject to the parameters established by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Ohio Revised Code.

Frequently asked questions may be updated periodically in order to best meet the needs of our students and their families. If you have concerns or questions not answered here, please contact one of the university’s One Stop Student Service Centers:

First-Year and Transfer Students beginning Fall 2019:

Uptown Campus Tuition Rate

  • In-State: $11,660 per year (estimated)
  • Metro Rate: $12,260 year (estimated)
  • Out-of-State: $26,994 per year (estimated)

UC Blue Ash Campus Tuition Rate

  • In-State: $6, 010 per year (estimated)
  • Metro Rate: $6,610 year (estimated)
  • Out-of-State: $14,808 per year (estimated) 

UC Clermont Campus Tuition Rate

  • In-State: $5,634 per year (estimated)
  • Metro Rate: $6,234 year (estimated)
  • Out-of-State: $12,866 per year (estimated)

Regional Campus Tuition Rate (UC Blue Ash and UC Clermont) for Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS)

  • In-State: $8,132 per year (estimated)
  • Metro Rate: $8,732 year (estimated)
  • Out-of-State: $18,128 per year (estimated) 

Regional Campus Tuition Rate (UC Blue Ash) for Radiation Science Distance Learning

  • In-State: $11,660 per year (estimated)
  • Out-of-State: $12,020 per year (estimated)

Please note: The most up-to-date Tuition and Fee information for incoming as well as current students can be found on the Bursar's website. 

Room and Board Rates

Room and board rates at the Uptown campus will be guaranteed based on a student’s year of entry but rates vary depending on building location and meal plan. Visit the Housing website for more information.