At Ohio Christian University, we believe the benefits of a college education far outweigh the costs, but we do understand that getting money to pay for college may be one of a student’s biggest challenges. The Financial Aid Department is prepared to help students meet their financial needs in any way possible.
The financial aid program at Ohio Christian University is designed to assist students in finding financial resources to cover the cost of college. The U.S. Department of Education and the University believe that a student’s education is a family investment requiring realistic student, spousal, and parental support.
The expenses associated with a Christ-centered, Bible-focused education are an excellent investment. A college degree opens doors, broadens horizons, and deepens understanding. At Ohio Christian University, students have the unique experience of integrating a Biblical worldview rooted in the Wesleyan tradition with their chosen academic major. This experience will enable students to have a true impact upon the church, the community, and the world.
The Financial Aid Department recognizes that most students are unable to pay the entire cost of a college education. There are several sources of funding that allow students to help pay for these expenses, including scholarships, grants and loans.
The following is a list of fees for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Each student should take into account approximately $1000 for personal expenses and books each semester in addition to the fees listed on this page.
TUITION AND FEES
|Tuition per Semester/Term (Fall & Spring)|
|Tuition (Above 21 hours) per semester hour||$625|
|Tuition (12-21 hours) per semester||$9,095|
|Tuition (1-11 hours) per semester hour||$830|
|Tuition (Summer Term) per semester hour||$445|
|Student Support Fees per Semester|
|7 hours & Above||$375|
|Room and Board per Semester|
|Room with 19 meals per week ++||$3,998|
|Room Deposit (This amount is subtracted from Room & Board. It is not an additional fee.)||$50|
|Private Room +||$259|
|Room - Summer Term|
|Room per week||$50|
|Ohio History Course (if taken)||$75|
|Instrumental Music Lab Fee||$100|
|Background Check Fee (Teacher Education) - annually||$65|
|TE100 Lab Fee (PRAXIS CORE)||$240|
|TE313 Lab Fee (OAE-APK) ^||$105|
|TE324-EC Lab Fee (OAE Content Exams) ^||$105|
|TE324-MC Lab Fee (OAE Content Exams) ^||$210|
|TE499-SA Study Abroad Fee (Optional)||$2000|
|Late Registration Fee||$100|
|Tuition Deposit (First-time Freshman only. This amount is subtracted from tuition. It is not an additional fee).||$100|
|Independent or Directed Study (per hour)||$150|
|CLEP Test **||$50|
|Audit ^^||50% Tuition|
|Program Activity Fee||$200|
|Monthly Payment Plan Enrollment||$45|
++ No credit is given for meals missed without administrative approval.
+ Additional charge per semester, if room is available.
^ Contact the Teacher Education Office to register for your OAE (Ohio Assessment for Educators) exams.
* Transcripts are issued only after a student has made satisfactory arrangements for full payment.
** $50 Payable to OCU and $80 payable to The College Board (CLEP) per test.
^^ Senior citizens, age 60 and older (proof required), may attend (audit) classes at no tuition charge providing there is space available and the professor gives permission. Book and material costs and course fees are the responsibility of the individual auditing the course. Registration is not required; no grade or credit will be recorded.