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Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) represents an estimate of what the College of Medicine, in cooperation with the 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.

COA for MED (FY20) (1).pdfCOA for MED (FY20) (1).pdf

​*  The university's Board of Trustees sets tuition for all programs at the university including Medicine. For the current tuition & fees, please refer to the tuition and fee tables maintained and published by the Office of the University Registrar. Student Health Insurance information can be accessed here​

* The Financial Aid Handbook is updated and revised annually for the new incoming class. Students who plan to enroll in future years can use this handbook as a guide, but the information is subject to change.


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


Please note, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) changed the standards by which medical schools must report non-resident tuition as of the 2014 reporting year. If you are researching the cost of medical school programs using the AAMC's site, please take note of this change. It may appear as though non-resident tuition was greatly increased between the 2013 and 2014 academic years. This is not the case. Prior to 2014, medical schools were permitted to report non-resident fees expensed over the four years of medical school. Starting in 2014, the AAMC has asked that the non-resident tuition be reported as though the student were a non-resident for their entire four years. It is very unusual that an Ohio State student would not have earned in-state status by their third year at the latest. The data as reported in compliance with these new guidelines can produce a misleading effect. This will impact all medical schools in the United States - not just Ohio State University.