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Office of the Registrar

Kentucky County Metropolitan Rate

University of Cincinnati students living in several nearby Kentucky counties are able to attend UC at an established metropolitan tuition rate. (This program ends Summer 2015.  It is being replaced by the state-wide Kentucky Metropolitan policy starting Fall 2015.) 

  • The undergraduate and graduate metropolitan rate equals Ohio in-state tuition plus $150 per semester for full-time students (up to 18 credit hours per semester);
  • Ohio in-state tuition plus $2,295 per semester for Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) students (up to 18 credit hours per semester);
  • Ohio in-state tuition plus $180 per semester for full-time Law (JD) students (up to 18 credit hours per semester); and
  • Ohio in-state tuition plus $180 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 $15 per graduate credit hour and in-state tuition plus $230 per credit hour for Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) students.

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 application form and supporting documents should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the term for which you are enrolling but no later than the first day of classes for that term.  

Documentation received after the start of the term will be processed for the following term. 

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.