Undergraduate Kentucky Metropolitan Rate

Undergraduate students from nearby counties in Kentucky are able to attend University of Cincinnati at a metropolitan tuition rate.  The metropolitan rate is the Ohio in-state tuition rate plus $15.00 per credit hour each semester up to a maximum of a $180 surcharge (12 to 18 hours per semester).

The metropolitan rate is applicable to all undergraduate and certificate programs, and non-matriculated students, with the exception of these specific College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning programs:

Undergraduate programs:  Architecture, Digital Design, Graphic Communication Design, Industrial Design and Interior Design

Certificates:  Critical Visions, Green Roofs, Sustainable Landscaping, Architectural Studies, and Historic Preservation

Students approved for the metropolitan rate who change to an ineligible program are subject to the assessment of out-of-state tuition rates.

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 undergraduate metro rate. 

Kentucky counties whose residents are eligible for the metropolitan tuition rate are:

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  


Applying for the Undergraduate Metropolitan Rate

Students residing in an eligible Kentucky county must initiate the metropolitan rate review process by submitting the "Undergraduate Kentucky Metropolitan Rate Application” and the appropriate documents needed for review.  The application and 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.

If you are financially independent, you must submit two (2) of the following documents:

·         A valid Kentucky driver’s license or state ID
·         Vehicle registration
·         Your most recent state income tax return
·         Current housing lease or property deed

If you are financially dependent you must submit all of the following documents:

·         A valid Kentucky driver’s license or state ID
·         A valid Kentucky driver’s license for your parent/legal guardian
·         Your parent/legal guardian’s most recent tax forms listing you as dependent


Undergraduate Kentucky Metropolitan Rate Application

Documentation received after the start of the term will be processed for the following term. The Registrar's Office may require addidtional documentation prior to making a determination regarding your metropolitan rate eligibility.  

The Undergraduate Metropolitan Rate Application and supporting driver’s license may be turned in at the One Stop Student Services Center (University Pavilion, 2nd floor), or may be mailed to:

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

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