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Ohio State Consider Tuition And Fee Increases For Incoming Students

The Ohio State University

Ohio State University trustees are considering a tuition and fee increase for incoming first-year students.

The plan would raise tuition and fees by nearly 3.9%, or $434, for first-year students from Ohio.

After the increase, in-state state tuition and fees would climb to $11,518 per year – or $24,544 after the most common housing and dining plans – through the 2024-25 school year.

The university would also increase financial aid packages for Pell-eligible students to cover the proposed tuition hike.

The proposal also calls for non-resident students who attend in-person classes to see a 4.5% increase in tuition and mandatory fees, totaling an increase of $1,441 a year.

Housing and dining rates would also go up for incoming students by 2.5% and student health insurance would see an increase of 1.5%.

Rates for the incoming class would be frozen for four years under the Ohio State Tuition Guarantee.

Most graduate tuition and fees would remain unchanged for Ohio residents.

The increases must be approved by the Ohio State Board of Trustees, which is meeting Wednesday.

Trustees on Wednesday morning named Kristina Johnson, chancellor of the SUNY college system, as the next president of Ohio State. She'll take over from Dr. Michael Drake in September.

Debbie Holmes has worked at WOSU News since 2009. She has hosted All Things Considered, since May 2021. Prior to that she was the host of Morning Edition and a reporter.