Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

Students in the PhD program will pay tuition and fees at the start of each term.

  • Total tuition and fee payments each semester are dependent on the number of credits you are scheduled to complete that term.
  • Full-time enrollment at the graduate level equates to 8 credit hours a semester. Any course load over 8 credit hours per semester is considered full-time and is charged at the same rate, regardless of whether more than 8 credits are completed.
  • Part-time study is ranges from 1-7 credit hours and total charges are tuition and fee charges are prorated depending on the number of credits in which they are enrolled.
  • Students receiving fellowship funding must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours for autumn and spring semesters and 6 credit hours for summer semester, per university requirements.
  • Students receiving funding as a graduate associate (for example, as a GTA or GRA) at a 50% appointment must be enrolled in a minimum of 8 credit hours for autumn and spring semesters and 4 credit hours for summer semester, per university requirements.

A breakdown of the fees associated with nursing can be found on the College website under the Tution and Fees section.  To access the current tuition table for graduate nursing please visit the Registrar’s Fee Tables.

Employee Tuition Assistance

Students who are employed at the university or Wexner Medical Center at an FTE of 75% or greater and wish to take advantage of the employee tuition assistance program may have additional information and forms to process.  Please visit the HR website or speak with your HR representative for more information.

Financial Aid

To be eligible for financial aid, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 credit hours.  Students taking less than 4 credit hours are not eligible for aid.

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

Nursing Faculty Loan Program

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is designed to address the growing shortage of nursing faculty across the country. The NFLP is a loan program that provides funding to eligible doctoral students at the College of Nursing who have an interest in becoming an educator upon completion of their terminal degree. You can learn more about the program and requirements online. Application for funds become available in the summer and students will be notified of the opportunity to apply through email.


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. 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 2022.

Graduate Associateships

The College of Nursing may employ a limited number graduate students as teaching associates (GTAs or 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.