Indiana Reciprocity and Metropolitan Rates for Tuition Purposes

There are two discounted tution rates available to Indiana residents who meet the criteria: the Indiana Reciprocity Rate and the Indiana Metropolitan Rate. Students must initiate the eligibility review process by submitting either their Indiana Reciprocity or Indiana Metropolitan Rate application.

Indiana Reciprocity & Metropolitan Rate Overview

The two discounted tuition rates for Indiana residents have specific requirements based on both the residential county in Indiana and the program in which you are enrolled. Indiana residents should read the rules below to determine which rate:

  1. Includes the county in which they currently reside, and
  2. Includes the program in which they are currently enrolled.

Reciprocity for Indiana Students in Selected Counties

Residents of 28 counties in the State of Indiana—who have remained in consecutive domicile for 12 months within these 28 counties—who are enrolled in University of Cincinnati courses or programs (with exceptions noted below) are eligible for Ohio–resident tuition rates.

Students residing in an eligible Indiana county—or students enrolling at UC within 12 months of graduating from a high school located in an eligible county—must initiate the reciprocity eligibility review process by submitting the Indiana Reciprocity Application. They must also provide supporting documentation verifying their residence in one of the eligible counties or graduation from a high school within an eligible county.

Indiana Counties Included in the Indiana and Ohio Reciprocity Agreement

  • Adams
  • Allen
  • Blackford
  • Clark
  • Dearborn
  • Decatur
  • DeKalb
  • Delaware
  • Fayette
  • Floyd
  • Franklin
  • Harrison
  • Henry
  • Jay
  • Jefferson
  • Jennings
  • Noble
  • Ohio
  • Randolph
  • Ripley
  • Rush
  • Scott
  • Steuben
  • Switzerland
  • Union
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Wells

Reciprocity Rate Exclusions

  • All Nursing programs at all campuses, (i.e., College of Nursing, Clermont College and UC Blue Ash College)
  • All Pharmacy programs within the College of Pharmacy (Note: Prepharmacy programs are not excluded)
  • Students who have not remained within an eligible county for 12 consecutive months

Dependent Students

Dependent students who move to Ohio must continue to be a dependent of an Indiana resident who lives in an eligible county in order to continue receiving the Indiana Reciprocity Rate.

Independent Students

Independent students who move to Ohio are no longer eligible for the Indiana Reciprocity Rate and will have to meet the residency guidelines established by State of Ohio Law and Ohio Department of Education.

Indiana Metropolitan Rate

University of Cincinnati students living in—or graduates of a high school within—specified counties in the Indianapolis area (with exceptions noted below) are able to attend UC at an established metropolitan tuition rate.

Residents of the Following Indiana Counties Are Eligibile for the Metropolitan Tuition Rate

  • Boone
  • Hamilton
  • Hancock
  • Hendricks
  • Johnson
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • Morgan
  • Shelby

Metropolitan Rate Exclusions

  • Graduate-level programs at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
  • Undergraduate Industrial Design program in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (effective Fall 2017)

Note: Questions regarding DAAP-eligible programs should be directed to the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.

Dependent Students

Dependent students who move to Ohio must continue to be a dependent of an Indiana resident who lives in an eligible county in order to continue receiving the Indiana Metropolitan rate.

Independent Students

Independent students who move to Ohio are no longer eligible for the Indiana Metropolitan rate and will have to meet the residency guidelines established by State of Ohio Law and Ohio Department of Education.

Indiana Metropolitan Rate Surcharge

Undergraduate Students

For undergraduate programs, the metropolitan rate is the Ohio in-state tuition rate plus $25.00 per credit hour each semester up to a maximum of a $300 surcharge (12 to 18 hours per semester).

Graduate Students

For graduate programs, the metropolitan rate is the Ohio in-state tuition rate plus $25.00 per credit hour each semester up to a maximum of a $250 surcharge (10 to 18 hours per semester).

Law (JD) Students

For full–time Law (JD) students, the metropolitan rate is the Ohio in–state tuition rate plus $300 per semester (up to 18 credit hours per semester).

Pharmacy (PharmD) Students

For Pharmacy (PharmD) students, the metropolitan rate is the Ohio in–state tuition rate plus $2,415 per semester (up to 18 credit hours per semester.

Medicine (MD) Students

For full–time Medicine (MD) students, the metropolitan rate is the Ohio in–state tuition plus $300 per semester (up to 24 credit hours per semester).

Please note: Once approved, the Indiana Metropolitan Rate is reflected as a Non-Resident Surcharge on the student's term bill.

Important Information

  • Each application requires the additional submission of supporting documentation. The Registrar’s Office may require additional documentation prior to making a determination regarding your Indiana Metropolitan or Indiana Reciprocity eligibility.
  • 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 Indiana residency, these students are not eligible for the metropolitan rate.
  • Students approved for the Indiana metropolitan rate who relocate to a residence outside of the approved counties are subject to the assessment of out-of state tuition rates.