Tuition Guarantee

We are 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 guarantee that brings them and their families the same kind of stability. UC will enact a formal Tuition Guarantee Program for incoming undergraduate students that establishes and 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 four- or five-year degrees.

The governor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 mandates that all public universities in Ohio offer the Tuition Guarantee model, though the final form of that budget is yet to be determined this summer. No matter the final outcome of the state budget, UC will honor and provide the Tuition Guarantee model for the incoming undergraduate class of Fall 2019 and for subsequent incoming classes.

Implementation of the Tuition Guarantee Program 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)

Regional Campus Tuition Rate (UC Blue Ash and UC Clermont)

  • In-State: $5,996 per year (estimated)
  • Metro Rate: $6,596 year (estimated)
  • Out-of-State: $14,794 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)

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.