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Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $26,947
Out-of-state: $46,051
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,591
Out-of-state: $29,695
Room and Board
$12,252
Books and Supplies
$1,234
Other Expenses
$2,870
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mailscsc@osu.edu
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application DeadlinePriority deadline February 1
Award NotificationNot reported
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003090
Free

PROFILE OF 2016-17 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants6,127 (77.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need3,616 (59.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid3,570 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met1,017 (28.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met75%
Average Award$14,399
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,256 (91.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,699
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,711 (75.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,832
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 302 (8.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift2,220 (28.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,166
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants27,556 (66.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need19,681 (71.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid19,312 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met3,651 (18.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met69%
Average Award$13,354
Need-Based Gift
Received by 16,716 (86.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,548
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 16,572 (85.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,306
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 824 (4.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift8,137 (19.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,034
Borrowing
2016 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$27,930
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
2.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State LoansAvailable
Other LoansCollege/university loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Athletic scholarships, Minority scholarships, State scholarships, ROTC scholarships, Alumni affiliation scholarships, Job skill scholarships, Leadership scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Agriculture, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$2,908
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.61 3.94 666 652 29
Low 1.50 1.71 440 450 15
High 4.00 5.00 800 790 36
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