Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

Standard Housing Rates

Housing rates are pending Board of Trustees approval.

Ohio State offers a broad range of living and dining offerings so that each student can select the best options for individual preferences and needs.  Charges that apply to living in University Housing include:

  • Room (based upon your residence hall selection/assignment)
  • Dining (based upon the plan you select, outlined on the Dining Services website)
  • Residence Hall Student Government Activity Fee ($20/semester)
  • If you are assigned to an academic-year residence hall which remains open during winter and spring break periods, you will be assessed an additional $125 with your housing fees.

Students should check their University Statement of Account before each session begins. Students are responsible for understanding the fee structures and obligations and for sharing fee information with others, such as parents and/or guardians, who may be paying fees on their behalf. Fees are due at the same time as tuition:

  • Fall Semester: August 16, 2016
  • Spring Semester: January 3, 2017

All fees shown should only be used for general planning purposes. All university fees are subject to approval by The Ohio State University Board of Trustees, and rates for the 2016-2017 academic year have not been approved.

Housing Fees fall into one of three categories based on room configurations and are visible during the contract process:

Room Rate 1 — $3,938 per semester
1/rm in 2-rm suite with bath - North (Archer House-upperclassmen only)
1/rm in 4-suite cluster-West (Lincoln Tower and Morrill Tower)
1/room in a 3-person suite-same gender bath-South (Canfield)
1/room with bath-South (Bradley)
1/room with bath & a/c-North
1/room with corridor bath-South
1/room with same gender bath-South
1/room with same gender bath & a/c-South
1/supersingle w/bath & a/c (ADA)- North
1/supersingle with corridor bath-South
2 bedroom apt for 4-South
2/efficiency apartment-North (upperclassmen only)
2/efficiency with a/c-South (upperclassmen only)
2/rm in 2/rm suite w/bath & lounge-North (upperclassmen only)
2/rm in 2/rm suite-shared bath-North (upperclassmen only)
2/rm in 3/rm suite with bath & lounge-North and The Residence on Tenth (upperclassmen only)
2/rm in 4/rm suite with bath & lounge-North (upperclassmen only)
2/rm in 4-suite cluster-West (Lincoln Tower and Morrill Tower)
2/rm in a 3-person suite-same gender bath-South
2/room in a 4-person suite-same gender bath-South
2/room with same gender bath & a/c-North and South
2/superdouble loft with bath & a/c-North (upperclassmen only)
2/superdouble with bath-South
2/superdouble with bath & a/c-North (upperclassmen only)
2/superdouble with corridor bath-South
2/superdouble with corridor bath & a/c-South
2/superdouble with same gender bath-South
4/room with bath & a/c-North
Room Rate 2 — $3,280 per semester
2/room with bath-South
2/room with bath & a/c-North and South
2/room with same gender bath-South
3/room with bath-Paterson
3/room with bath & a/c-North
3/room with same gender bath-South
3/suite in 4-suite cluster-West (Lincoln Tower and Morrill Tower)
3/suite with bath & a/c-North
4/room with bath-South
4/room with same gender bath-South
4/suite with bath & a/c-North
Room Rate 3 — $3,065 per semester
2/room with corridor bath-South
3/room with corridor bath-South
4/room with corridor bath-South
4/suite in 4-suite cluster-West (Lincoln Tower and Morrill Tower)

Special Housing Programs and Miscellaneous Rates

Stadium Scholarship Program 2 $2,600 Students are required to purchase a dining plan
German House single with no meals 2,3 $3,025 No dining plan is required; the house has a common kitchen
German House double with no meals 2,3 $2,815 No dining plan is required; the house has a common kitchen
Alumnae Scholarship Housing (meals included) 2,3 $2980 Students will work cooperatively to prepare meals in the house; therefore, a separate dining plan is not required
South Campus Gateway-2 bedroom for 4 $3938  

2 A $20 activity fee per semester is assessed to support resident hall student government programs and services.
3 Students assigned to an academic-year residence hall pay an additional $125 per year, which is not included in these rates. Academic year residence halls remain open during the winter and spring break periods.