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Ohio State to raise tuition 1.4 percent this fall, keep guarantee

Submitted by David Dietrich,

Ohio State University is expected to raise tuition and fees for incoming in-state freshmen next year but continue its tuition guarantee for those students — locking in their costs for four years.

The university’s board of trustees are set to vote this week on a 1.4 percent tuition increase for Ohio freshman starting in the upcoming 2018-19 school year.

For incoming in-state students, tuition and fees at the Columbus campus would total $10,726 per year through the 2021-22 school year, a $134 increase over the previous year’s guaranteed rate. Including the most common housing and dining plans, the total cost for incoming in-state students would be $23,160, up $316 from last year’s guaranteed costs for incoming freshmen.

The tuition guarantee before the trustees this week also would set in-state tuition at $7,644 per year at Ohio State’s regional campuses, and $7,608 per year at the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster, a 1.2 percent increase over the guaranteed price for last year’s in-state students at those locations.

Out-of-state students pay a non-resident surcharge that is not part of the tuition guarantee. For those out-of-state students who started at Ohio State this past fall, costs will increase 3.1 percent this coming school year to $30,608. Costs for incoming out-of-state freshman starting this fall will be $30,742.

The board is expected to vote on the tuition and fee increases at its meeting Friday.