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Distance Learning: Costs and Fee Deadlines

Distance Education courses are billed at the in-state rate, minus on-campus student fees. Though the student may live half the world away, s/he will pay the same instructional costs as an Ohio resident.


The general breakdown of fees for our Distance students is:

  • Ohio in-state Instructional Fees for X credits
  • Student Activity Fee
  • General Fees
  • Learning Tech Fee
  • $100 Distance Ed fee
  • $5 non-resident fee (if student is out-of-state)

From the Registrar's explanation of fees:

A distance education course is defined as those courses with no scheduled in-classroom or on-site activities.  A distance education administration surcharge of $100 per student per term is charged for any student who is enrolled for only courses tagged as distance education courses.  The revenue generated from this fee will fund 24/7 distance education support.  If a distance education student is enrolled as a non-resident, a non-resident distance fee of $5 will be assessed, but the regular non-resident fee will be waived.  Site-based fees (e.g. COTA Fee, Recreation Center Fee and the Ohio Union Fee) will also be waived for such a student.  If a student has any regular [i.e., on-campus] or “hybrid” (regular courses that also have a significant distance education component but are not exclusively distance education) courses in addition to distance education classes, all regular fees will be assessed. View page

View Registrar's Fee Tables

Fee deadlines

Fee payment deadline is 7 days before the start of a semester. Therefore, students must be enrolled prior to the payment deadline so that a bill may be generated.

View Registrar's Fees and Deadlines