Estimated Annual Expenses
Submitting proof of financial support is necessary for many reasons. Newly admitted students need to show proof of financial support in order to be issued an I-20 or DS 2019 to apply for a visa and enter the United States. Currently enrolled students need to show proof of financial support when changing a program study (change of major), degree level, extending a program of study or requesting an I-20 / DS 2019 for family members. The information below details the breakdown of expenses for all levels of study. Other fees include the General Fee, ITIE Fee, Campus Life Fee, International Student Fee and Student Health Insurance Fee. Living expenses represent a 12 month calendar year. Students requesting program extension can prorate the fees based on the number of semesters necessary to complete the program of study. Make sure you read the important notes at the bottom of the page.
For Undergraduate Students
|Current Academic Year||Main Campus||UC Blue Ash College||UC Clermont College|
|Tuition and other fees||$26,634||$15,108||$12,848|
For Most Graduate Students
|Current Academic Year||Most Programs Including MS Architecture
||Master of Architecture
|Tuition and other fees||$26,510||$32,770||$39,615|
For College of Medicine Students (Except M.D.)
|Current Academic Year||Most Programs
|Tuition and other fees||$26,142||$39,010||$27,254|
For Professional Students
|Current Academic Year||College of Law (JD and LLM)
||Medicine (M.D.)||Pharm D|
|Tuition and other fees||$29,310||$48,244||$31,518|
Visiting Student Programs
|Current Academic Year||
|Tuition and other fees||$13,467||$26,634||$13,405||$26,510|
For Fire Science Residency Programs
|Current Academic Year||One Week Residency|
- Students must have adequate finances to cover all expenses for the entire time that is required to earn the degree.
- It is important for the student to know his or her government's regulations on currency exchange and bank procedures for the transfer of needed funds.
Students who wish to bring a spouse or child(ren) to the U.S. must show the appropriate amount of support detailed above plus an additional $4,000 per year for a spouse and $2,000 per year for each child. If your spouse and children will be accompanying you to the U.S. please let us know. We will need to know name(s), date(s) of birth and countries of birth for all dependents.
Tuition is assessed for most full-time students based on two semesters of study (one academic year). Summer semester enrollment is optional for most students and thus is not included as part of your estimated annual expenses. However, depending on your program, your tuition costs may be assessed differently, for instance:
- Students studying as part of an exchange program pay tuition at their home institution, not UC. These students are only responsible for demonstrating support for the estimated living expenses, the student health insurance plan, and the International Student Fee.
- A few programs (such as the one-year MBA program) require students to be enrolled in the summer semester. There are additional tuition expenses for these students.
- Tuition and fees for special programs (such as the Master of Architecture and the Master of Physiology) may be slightly higher or lower than tuition and fees for other programs.
- Many colleges now charge additional program fees. These fees are not included in the estimated living expenses.
All students are required to pay the General Fee unless otherwise indicated in an award letter. If you owe this fee, it will be included on your bill at the time of registration:
- $398 per semester ($796 per year) for Main Campus, Study Abroad, and M.D. students.
- $233 per semester ($466 per year) for UC Blue Ash College and UC Clermont College students.
Information Technology and Instructional Equipment (ITIE) Fee
All students (except those in the College of Medicine) are required to pay the Information Technology and Instructional Equipment (ITIE) Fee to cover costs associated with labs, instructional equipment & supplies, and general information technology. If you owe this fee, it will be included on your bill at the time of registration:
- $184 per semester ($368 per year) for Main Campus and Study Abroad students.
- $135 per semester ($270 per year) for UC Blue Ash and UC Clermont students.
- College of Medicine students are not required to pay the ITIE fee.
Campus Life Fee
All students (except those in the UC Blue Ash & UC Clermont Colleges) are required to pay the Campus Life Fee. If you owe this fee, it will be included on your bill at the time of registration:
- $257 per semester ($514 per year) for Main Campus students.
- Students at the UC Blue Ash and UC Clermont Colleges are not required to pay the Campus Life Fee.
International Student Fee
All students are required to pay the International Student Fee. The fee is $150 per semester ($300 per year). The fee covers the costs associated with SEVIS compliance, optional practical training (12 month and STEM OPT), processing, onboarding for campus employment, an international resource center, airport transportation, cultural programming, orientation and the mandatory health screening.
All international students are required to carry the University Student Health Insurance policy unless they can prove coverage equal to or greater than the University policy. Students who qualify for a waiver of the policy must follow the guidelines established by the Student Health Insurance Office for obtaining a waiver. Such insurance must be provided by a U.S.-based company. Foreign-based policies will not be accepted.
For those who do not waive the UC insurance policy, the fee is $1,140 per semester ($2,280 per year), and will be included on your bill. Students are responsible for paying this fee each semester. Summer coverage is free for students who pay during spring semester.
- Living expenses are estimated on a 12-month basis. While enrollment during the summer may be optional, food, rent and other expenses are necessities.
- The first month in the United States demands more financial outlay than any other single period. An additional $1,000 should be available to meet these expenses.
- Undergraduate residence hall charges are due at the beginning of each semester.
- Costs for such things as buying an automobile or travel to the student's home country are not included in the estimate of living expenses.
Fire Science Residency Programs
Given the brief nature of the residency program (one week), tuition, fees and living expenses differ greatly from degree seeking students.
The fees above reflect direct costs for attending the University of Cincinnati. Attending college also includes indirect costs such as books, supplies, entertainment, etc. These costs are reflected in the estimated annual expenses. You should plan your budget accordingly.