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Indiana Metropolitan Rate

University of Cincinnati students living in specified counties in the Indianapolis area are able to attend UC at an established metropolitan tuition rate. Effective Spring 2017, students in all Nursing programs at all campuses (i.e. College of Nursing, UC Clermont and UC Blue Ash) are eligible. 

  • For undergraduate and 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 $300 surcharge (12 to 18 hours per semester); 
  • Ohio in-state tuition plus $300 per semester for full-time Law (JD) students (up to 18 credit hours per semester);
  • Ohio in-state tuition plus $2,415 per semester for Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) students (up to 18 credit hours per semester);
  • Ohio in-state tuition plus $300 per semester for full-time Medicine (MD) students (up to 24 credit hours per semester). 

The Indiana metropolitan rate is applicable to all programs, with the exception of all graduate-level programs at the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.  

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 Indiana residency, these students are not eligible for the metropolitan rate. 

Residents of the following list of Indiana counties are eligible for the metropolitan tuition rate:

Boone Hancock Johnson Marion Shelby
Hamilton Hendricks Madison Morgan

Indiana Metropolitan Rate Application

The Registrar's Office may require additional documentation prior to making a determination regarding your metropolitan rate eligibility.

 *Residency applications are due no later than the first day of the semester.

The Indiana Metropolitan Rate Application and supporting documents may be submitted via: 

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

Fax: (513)556-6579


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.