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Office of the Registrar

Kentucky County Metropolitan Rate

Effective Fall 2015, the Kentucky County metropolitan rate is applicable only to the Doctor of Medicine (MD), and all graduate-level programs at the College of Design, Architecture, Arts and Planning (with the exception of the Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Architecture, and the PhD in Architecture).  

  • The graduate metropolitan rate equals Ohio in-state tuition plus $300 per semester for full-time students (up to 18 credit hours per semester);
  • Ohio in-state tuition plus $300 per semester for full-time Medicine (MD) students (up to 24 credit hours per semester). 
  • The metropolitan rate for part-time students and overload credit hours is in-state tuition plus $25 per graduate credit hour.

Important Note: Because students present in the United States on temporary status (including F-1 and J-1 visa holders) are prevented, by their temporary status, from meeting the legal requirement to establish Kentucky residency, these students are not eligible for the metropolitan rate. 

Residents of the following list of Kentucky counties are eligible for the metropolitan tuition rate:

Bath

Campbell

Franklin

Henry

Nicholas

Rowan

Boone

Carroll

Gallatin

Jefferson

Oldham

Scott

Bourbon

Carter

Grant

Kenton

Owen

Shelby

Boyd

Fayette

Greenup

Lewis

Pendleton

Trimble

Bracken

Fleming

Harrison

Mason

Robertson
The Registrar’s Office may require additional documentation prior to making a determination regarding your metropolitan rate eligibility.

Kentucky County Metropolitan Rate Application


The Kentucky Metropolitan Rate Application and supporting documents may be submitted to: 

University of Cincinnati
Office of the Registrar – Attn: Residency Area
P.O. Box 210060
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0060

Fax: 513-556-6579

Email: resid@ucmail.uc.edu

Students approved for the metropolitan rate who relocate to a residence outside of the approved counties are subject to the assessment of out-of state tuition rates.