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 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
1-6 hours $150
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
Lab Fees
Ohio History Course (if taken) $75
Applied Music $120
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
Miscellaneous Fees
Late Registration Fee $100
Registration $50
Tuition Deposit (First-time Freshman only. This amount is subtracted from tuition. It is not an additional fee). $100
Schedule Change $50
Transcript * $7
Independent or Directed Study (per hour) $150
CLEP Test ** $50
Audit ^^ 50% Tuition
Program Activity Fee $200
Monthly Payment Plan Enrollment $45
Technology Fee $250


++ 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.