Cost and Finances

The University of Cincinnati is an affordable public university in a city with a low cost of living. And with a commitment to experience-based learning, you will get a return on your educational investment.

Estimated Expenses by Program

The following details breakdown of expenses for all levels of study, including tuition, fees, and living expenses. Living expenses are calculated for a 12-month calendar year. These numbers do not reflect indirect costs, like books, supplies, entertainment and more. Plan your budget accordingly.

When you enroll at the University of Cincinnati, you will use this information to submit proof of financial support.

Cost of undergraduate programs by college, broken down by expenses.
Expenses by college in current academic year  Main Campus UC Blue Ash College UC Clermont College Pathway Program (Two Semesters) Pathway Program (Three Semesters)
Tuition and fees $28,972 $15,654 $13,776 $27,722 $41,608
Living expenses $14,958 $14,958 $14,958 $12,954 $14,958
Health insurance $2,360 $2,360 $2,360 $2,360 $2,360
Total $46,290 $32,972 $31,094 $43,036 $56,796
Cost of graduate programs, broken down by expense types.
Expenses by program in current academic year Most programs Master of Architecture and MS Architecture All Master of Business Premium Programs
Tuition and other fees $28,972 $34,220 $31,926
Living expenses $14,958 $14,958 $14,958
Health insurance $2,360 $2,360 $2,360
Total $45,712 $51,538 $49,244
Cost of programs in the College of Medicine, broken down by expense type.
Expenses in the current academis year Most Programs MS Physiology MS Pharmacology
Tuition and other fees $26,894 $39,328 $27,572
Living expenses $14,958 $14,958 $14,958
Health insurance $2,360 $2,360 $2,360
Total $44,212 $56,646 $44,890
Costs of professional programs.
Expenses in the current academic year College of Law (JD and LLM) Medicine (MD) PharmD
Tuition and fees $29,260 $51,494 $37,596
Living expenses $17,768 $14,958 $14,958
Health insurance $2,360 $2,360 $2,360
Total $49,388 $68,812 $54,914
Costs of visiting student programs by level of study and length of time.
Expenses in current academic year Undergraduate - One Semester Undergraduate - Two Semesters Postgraduate - One Semester Postgraduate - Two Semesters
Tuition and other fees $14,486 $28,972 $14,197 $28,394
Living expenses $5,937 $12,954 $5,937 $12,954
Health insurance $1,180 $2,360 $1,180 $2,360
Total $21,603 $44,286 $21,314 $43,708
Cost of the Fire Science Residency program.
Expenses for current academic year One Week Residency
Tuition $1,188
Other Fees $333
Living Expenses $500
Total $2,021

Given the brief nature of the residency program (one week), tuition, fees and living expenses differ greatly from degree seeking students.

Explanation of Costs and Fees

On your student bill, you will see tuition and a number of other costs and fees. The financial aid website has more details on fees you might see on your bill.

Scholarships, Loans and Financial Aid

International students are not eligible for federal aid programs like FAFSA. However, there are a variety of funding options that you may be eligible for as an international student.

UC Scholarships

External Scholarships

Take a look at our online scholarship listing for a description of some opportunities available to international students.

You can also use one of the online databases below to search for more scholarships:

Both provide a searchable database of financial aid, college scholarships, student loans, and grant information for international students.


Loans are typically very difficult for international students to receive in the US. Very few lenders offer student loans to international students, and if they do, they often require that a US citizen co-signs the loan with you.

The Financial Aid Office has a resource for UC students that allows you to populate a list of possible loan vendors.

Paying Your Bill

The University of Cincinnati has partnered with Flywire to offer a streamlined way to make a payment from your home country.