At Ohio Christian University, we believe the benefits of a college education far outweigh the costs, but we do understand that getting money to pay for college may be one of a student’s biggest challenges. The Financial Aid Department is prepared to help students meet their financial needs in any way possible.

The financial aid program at Ohio Christian University is designed to assist students in finding financial resources to cover the cost of college. The U.S. Department of Education and the University believe that a student’s education is a family investment requiring realistic student, spousal, and parental support.

The expenses associated with a Christ-centered, Bible-focused education are an excellent investment. A college degree opens doors, broadens horizons, and deepens understanding. At Ohio Christian University, students have the unique experience of integrating a Biblical worldview rooted in the Wesleyan tradition with their chosen academic major. This experience will enable students to have a true impact upon the church, the community, and the world.

The Financial Aid Department recognizes that most students are unable to pay the entire cost of a college education. There are several sources of funding that allow students to help pay for these expenses, including scholarships, grants and loans.

The following is a list of fees for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Each student should take into account approximately $1000 for personal expenses and books each semester in addition to the fees listed on this page.



Tuition – Audit ^

50% Tuition

Tuition Deposit (Incoming students, first semester only. Applies to the semester’s tuition cost. Not an additional fee).


Tuition (1-11 hours) per semester hour


Tuition (12-21 hours) per semester


Tuition (Above 21 hours) per semester hour


Tuition (Summer Term) per semester hour


Student Support Fees per Semester

7 hours & Above


1-6 hours


Room and Board

Room with 19 meals per week + (Fall or Spring Semester)


Room per week with no meals (Summer)


Room Deposit  (Applies to Room & Board charges. Not an additional fee.)


Private Room (Additional charge per semester, if a room is available.)


Miscellaneous Fees

Background Check (Teacher Education, annual)


CLEP Test *


Independent or Directed Study (per hour)


Lab Fee – see course descriptions


Monthly Payment Plan Enrollment


Program Activity Fee




Registration Late Fee


Schedule Change


Technology Fee


Transcript **


^ Senior citizens, age 60 and older (proof required), may attend (audit) classes at no tuition charge providing there is space available and the professor gives permission. Book and material costs and course fees are the responsibility of the individual auditing the course. Registration is not required; no grade or credit will be recorded.

+ No credit is given for meals missed without administrative approval.

* $50 Payable to OCU and $80 payable to The College Board (CLEP) per test.

** Transcripts are issued only after a student has made satisfactory arrangements for full payment.