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Fees and Regulations


Below is a description of the program fees for the ALP’s full-time intensive English program:

Application fee: $70
Application fee must be paid at time of application and is non-refundable. All Forms I-20 are sent internationally by express mail service. 


Spring or Autumn Only Spring and Summer Autumn, Spring, and Summer Summer Only
(4 months) (8 months) (12 months) (3 months)
Tuition $8,185.00 $15,825.00 $24,010.00 $7,640.00
Health insurance $1,685.00 $1,685.00 $3,316.00 $829.00
Estimated living expenses $8,290.00 $14,922.00 $23,212.00 $6,632.00
Supplies $525.00 $1,050.00 $1,575.00 $525.00
TOTAL $18,658.00 $33,455.00 $52,113.00 $15,626.00


Tuition for Autumn and Spring Semesters (15 weeks): $8185 per semester
Tuition for Summer semester: $7640 per session

Tuition includes COTA bus service and Ohio State activity fees
Meals, housing, travel, and daily expenses are not included in the Tuition fee.

Student health insurance: $1685 per semester ($829 for Summer Semester)
Required; includes health, dental and vision coverage. Sponsored students will be required to present documentation of health coverage at time of check-in both at the ALP office and Office of International Affairs (OIA). Failure to do so may risk student’s being Dropped for Non-Payment.

Here is more information about OSU Student Health Insurance for international students

  • Please contact shi_info@osu.edu with questions about health insurance
  • To waive your OSU Student Health Insurance, you must have health insurance coverage that meets the Minimum Health Insurance Criteria listed on the website above.

Payment deadlines

Students must pay program fees (Tuition and student health insurance fee) no later than the second Friday after class starts. See the Dates and Deadlines page for the Start Date for upcoming terms. Students who do not pay all program fees on or before the second Friday of class will charged late fees and may risk being Dropped for Non-Payment. Late arrivals may incur and be responsible for paying additional charges to The Ohio State University.

Estimated living expenses per semester

The amounts listed above will be detailed on the student’s Form I-20. These expenses assume the student will not own or operate a car while at Ohio State.

Note:  If you intend to bring your dependent spouse or children, you must show additional financial support for the spouse, and for each child. Optional health insurance for a spouse or family member is available. This insurance is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended.

Cancellations and refunds

You may receive a full refund of the tuition fee if you withdraw from the ALP before the end of the first week of classes. Tuition refunds for withdrawals after the first week of classes are apportioned on a sliding scale. For details on processing an official withdrawal, please visit the ALP office. The $70 Application fee is not refundable at any time.

Methods of payment

All fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. ALP tuition fees are payable upon arrival, but before the first day of classes. These fees may be paid in several ways:

By bank check, drawn on a bank in the U.S.
By personal check, from a U.S. Bank.  Note: All checks should be made payable to The Ohio State University.
By travelers checks
By wire transfer – Please contact the ALP office for bank transfer instructions.
By credit card at http://buckeyelink.osu.edu – You will need an active OSU username and password to pay online