Tuition and fees

Please see important information about university tuition and fee payment policies.

All information is subject to change without notice...

Tuition and fees in the College of Nursing are based on specific programs, campus of enrollment and the number of registered credit hours.

General information
For a complete listing of university tuition and fees by credit hour, see fee tables.

The tuition and fees structure is different for in-state vs. out-of-state students. For information about gaining in-state residency, please visit the residency guidelines web page for details.
*If you are enrolled as an online student and only take classes coded as Distance Learning, you will pay in-state tuition and not be required to pay the following on-campus fees:  COTA, Activity Fee, Student Union Fee, Recreation Center Fee.  You will however incur an addtional (Registrar’s) Distance Learning Fee ($100).

OSU Employee Tuition Assistance
The Tuition Assistance Program for Faculty and Staff pays the instructional, general, and non-Ohio incident fees for eligible employees who take courses at Ohio State. OSU employees interested in our undergraduate program should refer to the undergraduate fee table. OSU employees interested in our graduate programs should refer to the graduate fee table.

Pre-Nursing tuition and fees
Pre-Nursing students should refer to the Columbus Campus Undergraduate (or Regional Campus Undergraduate) fee tables

Undergraduate tuition and fees
Undergraduate nursing students should refer to the Columbus Campus Undergraduate - Nursing (NUR) fee tables.

Graduate tuition and fees
All graduate nursing students should refer to the Graduate - Nursing fee table.
For students admitted to our distance learning based programs, please visit this link to learn how your tuition and fees are calculated.

Students admitted to the graduate nursing program will be required to pay a tuition deposit of $250 with the submission of their acceptance paperwork. This tuition deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to the student's tuition during their first term of enrollment.

Books, supplies and other expenses
The cost of books, computer/computer software/internet access varies by program and course enrollment.

Travel costs for clinical sites vary by site and program as well; some sites are outside of Central Ohio.

Additional estimated expenses for students are included below by program.
All students:
Campus Parking permit: Varies
     (See the Traffic and Parking website for information)
Student health insurance: Varies
     (See the Student Health Insurance website for information)


BSN, Traditional Master's, and Graduate Entry students:
Clinical compliance expenses (for newly enrolled students)
           Immunizations:  $650 (estimate)
           Background Check: $51 (estimate)
           Other related fees: $25 (estimate)

BSN and Graduate Entry students:
Equipment: $150-$250 (estimate) dependent on grade of stethoscope purchased
ATI course fee/NCLEX "Readiness Test" fee: $1,200 (first year only)
Personal Mobile Device : $350 (estimate)
Scrubs: $150/two sets (estimate)

Traditional Master's and Graduate Entry students:
Advanced diagnostic tools (for all MS students, purchased prior to the student's advanced practice clinical): $675 (estimate)
White lab jacket (for all MS students, including Grad Entry): $35/one jacket
Nursing insurance fee (Midwifery students only):  $575/year (estimate)