How Fees Are Determined

Tuition and fees at the University of Cincinnati are reviewed and set by the Board of Trustees each spring for the upcoming year. The Office of the Bursar is responsible for assessing fees based on the appropriate factors.

In general, the following factors will affect a student’s fee assessment each term:

  • Tuition Fee Structure
  • Academic Career, Program, and Plan (CPP)
  • Offering College of the class section
  • Residency
  • Enrollment

Class enrollment each term will influence the fee assessment.

  • Students enrolled full-time are charged at a flat rate based on their tuition cohort, academic career, academic program, and academic plan (see the "Credit Hour Status" chart below) plus a per credit hour rate for any enrolled hours in overload status, which is typically 19 credit hours and above. For a list of exceptions to the overload policy please click here.
  • Part-time, undergraduate students are charged on a per credit hour basis determined by the offering college and career of the class section. Part-time graduate students are charged on a per credit hour basis determined by their primary career, unless they are enrolled in an undergraduate course. If they are enrolled in an undergraduate course charges will be determined by the offering college of the class section for that course.
  • Students will be charged the program fee for the primary academic program for which they are enrolled regardless of their enrollment status.
  • Note, some classes have course- or class-specific fees in addition to the Board-approved fees.
  • See the "Fees Calculation Logic" section below for more details.