Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

Standard Housing Rates

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 18, 2015
  • Spring Semester: January 4, 2016

All fees shown in the renewal system are estimates only and 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 2015-2016 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-person suite in a 4-suite cluster — West (Lincoln Tower and Morrill Tower)
2-person suite in a 4-suite cluster — West (Lincoln Tower and Morrill Tower)
2-person room in a 2-room suite — North
2-person room in a 4-person suite — North
2-person room in a 3- or 4-room suite — Bowen House, Raney House, Scott House, Torres House and The Residence on Tenth
2-person superdouble suite or loft — North (Archer House)
2-person superdouble with room or corridor bath and with or without a/c— South
Mendoza House apartment — North
1-person room with corridor, room bath or community sinks & private baths on wing/flr — South
1-person supersingle — South (Baker East and Baker West); North (Jones Tower)
2-bedroom apartment for 4 — South
1-person room in a 2-person suite with shared bath and a/c — North (Archer House)
1-person room with bath and a/c — North
4-person, 2-bedroom suite with corridor bath — South

2 or 3-person new or renovated rm w/room bath or community sinks & private baths on wing — North and South

Room Rate 2 — $3,280 per semester
2-person room with bath with or without a/c — North and South
2- or 3-person room with corridor bath and a/c — South (Morrison Tower)
2-, 3- or 4-person room with community sink and private baths on wing— South (Bradley, Canfield, Mack, Paterson)
3 or 4-person suite with suite bath — North and South
Room Rate 3 — $3,065 per semester
2, 3 or 4-person room with corridor bath — South (Baker East, Baker West and Mack Hall)
4-person suite in a 4-suite cluster — West (Lincoln Tower and Morrill Tower)

Special Housing Programs and Miscellaneous Rates

Stadium Scholarship Program at the Hall Complex2 $2,600 Students are required to purchase a dining plan
German House
single with no meals2,3
$3,025 No dining plan is required; the house has a common kitchen
German House
double and triple with no meals2,3
$2,815 No dining plan is required; the house has a common kitchen
Alumnae Scholarship Housing
with no meals2,3
$2980 Students will work cooperatively to prepare meals in the house; therefore, a separate dining plan is not required

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.