Cost and payments

Ohio State Newark tuition is one of the lowest rates of any four-year university in Ohio.

Estimated cost of attendance

An academic year is two semesters of full-time enrollment. The following is based on the 2023-24 academic year. 

Tuition and fees

Books: $1,012

Housing (optional): $8,326$9,098

Meal plan (optional): $988$4,870

Student insurance (optional): $3,592

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Ohio State Tuition Guarantee

The guarantee sets rates for tuition and mandatory fees for each entering class of first-year students and freezes those rates for four years.

Tuition Option Payment Plan (TOPP)

The initial tuition, fee and university residences and dining services payment deadline is usually seven days before classes begin. However, Ohio State's Tuition Option Payment Plan (TOPP) allows students and their families to divide the cost of tuition, housing and fees into installment payments

The Ohio State University Tuition Payment Plan is a by-semester election/fee. A $30 TOPP fee will be charged (each semester) as students sign up for the plan on Buckeye Link, and tuition balances will be split into three payments for the summer semester. If you want to use the payment plan, you must sign up for TOPP via Buckeye Link AND make your first payment by the due date to avoid late fees. 

Scarlet and Gray Financial late fee waiver program

Students who are assessed beginning-of-term late payment fees or TOPP installment late payment fees may qualify for a one-time fee waiver.

Student health insurance

Students at all campuses of The Ohio State University are required to have health insurance if they are enrolled at least half-time and in a degree program of study.

Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefits Plan when they register for eligible classes in their first term of each academic year, and the university will post the student health insurance fee to their account. Students can choose to keep or waive this automatic enrollment before that term's Select/Waive deadline. 

Direct Deposit 

Direct Deposit allows you to get your refund of excess financial aid up to ten days earlier than with paper checks. Sign up online via your Buckeye Link account. 

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