Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance represents an estimate of what the College of Medicine, in cooperation with The Ohio State University, has determined to be reasonable expenses that a student might incur while attending medical school for a specific academic year. The Cost of Attendance is significant because it determines the amount of total financial aid a student can receive for that academic year. Please note that all budget components are subject to review and revision each year.

For the most current information on tuition & fees, please refer to the Tuition & Fee tables posted on the University Registrar's website.

College of Medicine Cost of Attendance

College of Medicine Cost of Attendance

The Ohio State University and the College of Medicine make every effort to help students with limited financial resources secure needed funds. Medical students often obtain scholarships and student loans to fund their medical school careers. The Office of Student Financial Services assists students and families in obtaining scholarships and educational loans.

The Office of Student Financial Services strongly encourages students to create a written personal budget. By doing so, students will be able to determine if their expenses are greater or less than our estimated Cost of Attendance. Students should not assume that they will need the maximum level of funding allowed by the Cost of Attendance. A student's personal expenses such as housing, food, utilities, and other costs can only be considered for semesters that the student is actively enrolled at least half-time. If after completing a budget you determine that your expenses are greater than the standard Cost of Attendance, please email our office at We can then discuss what options may be available for addressing your specific needs.

Students who are non-Ohio residents do not benefit from the tuition subsidy funded by Ohio taxpayers. Non-residents may be reclassified as in-state students if the student can demonstrate that he/she meets the eligibility criteria. For more details on how to obtain Ohio residency, please visit the Registrar's residency web page.


Federal loans made available to students in the MD Program include the Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. The specific amounts awarded to a student depend on financial need as determined by the FAFSA, the student’s Cost of Attendance, remaining aggregate borrowing eligibility of an individual student, and enrollment. Before a federal educational loan request is certified for a student, the university is required to verify that the borrower has an eligible U.S. citizenship status and that he/she is not in default on prior federal student loans from any institution attended in the past.

Student Scholarships

Students have many opportunities to apply for scholarship funding. There are scholarships available through Ohio State University, the College of Medicine, external sources and institutional grant programs. Students are also encouraged to do a search on their own for external scholarship programs for which they may qualify.