Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

Graduate Entry students in the College of Nursing follow a curriculum plan that requires full-time study for the majority of students in the majority of the semesters of attendance.  Full-time study for graduate students means 8 credit hours a semester.  Anything over 8 credit hours is still considered full-time and is charged at the same rate as 8 hours.

The College of Nursing has a specific fee structure that includes the University fees as well as a College of Nursing Program Fee.  This program fee covers the specialized equipment and resources needed to support our clinically-based program.

A breakdown of the fees associated with Nursing can be found on the College website under the Student Affairs/Financial Aid/Tuition section.  To access the current tuition table for graduate nursing please visit the Registrar’s Fee Tables.

Students who are employed at the University or Medical Center at a 75% or more FTE are eligible for Employee Tuition Benefits.  Please review the Faculty and Staff Tuition Assistance for more information.

Financial Aid

Part-time study is 4-7 credit hours, with 4 credit hours being the minimum requirement to be eligible for federal financial aid.  Students taking less than 4 credit hours are not eligible for aid.

Financial Aid will disburse the day tuition is due if the student has accepted the loans online, completed entrance counseling, and signed the promissory note.  If there are additional funds available they will be given to the student in the form of a direct deposit if the student has set up direct deposit with the lender.  Otherwise a check will be mailed to the home address on BuckeyeLink.  If the loans do not cover the full amount due it is the responsibility of the student to pay the difference by the tuition due date, or a late payment fee may be charged.

Students beginning Summer Semester should complete the FAFSA for the upcoming year.  Ohio State starts their financial aid year in Summer, so the FAFSA for the upcoming year will cover you for Summer, Autumn and Spring.

For information regarding different forms of Financial Aid please visit the Student Affairs/Financial Aid/Tuition section of the Nursing website.  Additional information on federal financial aid can be found in the Financial Aid PDF linked below.


The College of Nursing offers a scholarship application on a yearly basis, during spring semester. In order to apply, you must be a current student and have a FAFSA on file. Newly admitted students are not eligible to apply for these scholarships, however, you will be eligible to apply for these opportunities next spring semester. Information will be posted online and sent via email in spring semester.

Graduate Associateships

The College of Nursing may employ a limited number graduate students as Graduate Teaching Associates (GTAs) and Graduate Research Associates (GRAs) on a yearly basis. Applications are available each spring semester and the most up-to-date information is posted to our website. Students are welcome to explore other graduate associateship opportunities with other departments and areas within the university, however, there is not a centralized location for these opportunities. Students are encouraged to conduct their own search to locate and apply for these opportunities.


College of Nursing Website- Fees & Tuition

Registrar’s Fee Tables


Financial Aid

Student Financial Aid Office