The general fees at Ohio Wesleyan are comparable to those at institutions of similar size and reputation.

International Students Tuition, Costs and Fees

The table below reflects the direct and indirect charges for the 2018-2019 academic year (all figures are in U.S. dollars):

Billed Charges

 Fee/Cost  Amount 
Tuition $45,500
Student Activity Fee $260
Standard Room (Housing) $6,800
Average Board (Meal Plan) $5,630
Total Average Base Annual Cost for International Students $58,190*

Estimates of Out-of-Pocket Expenses*

 Fee/Cost  Amount 
Books & Supplies $1,300
Personal $1,700
Transport to Program $1,500
Health Insurance ** $550**
Sub-Total $5,050
TOTAL $63,240

As Reported in Financial Expenses Fields of US Immigration Form I-20

 Fee/Cost  Amount 
Tuition and Fees $45,760
Living Expenses $16,930
"Other" Health Insurance** $550**
TOTAL $63,240
* Out-of-pocket expenses vary greatly.  Personal spending habits vary greatly.
** Health Insurance.  This is an estimate for 12 months.  Health insurance rates for 18/19 will be finalized during the summer of 2018.  Students may opt for the OWU Student Health Plan (cost about $1,750), which has different benefits, or may be required to get it if a health issue arises in the first few weeks of school.

F­-1 and J­-1 students will need to certify that they have financial support for their stay in the United States before we can issue Form I-­20.

Students who do not return home in the summer should budget approximately $2,000 for living expenses from early May to late August. Students who choose to enroll in summer school should budget an additional $3,000.

Special fees are charged for chemistry labs ($10 per course); studio art courses ($40 lab fees and $75 software fees, per semester); physical education activity courses ($50 to $270 per course); student teaching ($200); off­-campus study ($2,600); and private music lessons for students not seeking the Bachelor of Music degree (varies). Other special fees may be charged for specific academic or extracurricular activities.

Room and Meal Plan Costs

Room and board charges are divided in half and billed in equal amounts per semester. Room and Board costs for the 2018-2019 year are as follows:

Room Costs (for all houses and halls):

Tier 1 $5,705/year $2,853/semester Double with shared community bathroom
Tier 2 $6,800/year $2,853/semester Quad or suite with private bathroom
Tier 3 $8,000/year $4,000/semester Single/Medical Single

Meal Costs

Plan A $6,150/year $3,075/semester Large (Knight)
Plan B $5,630/year $2,815/semester Medium (Bishop)
Plan C $4,890/year $2,445/semester Small (Squire)
Plan F $5,960/year $2,980/semester Fraternity

For more information about the housing options, please visit the Residential Life Office. 

The Meal Plan involves a flexible program for dining. To find out more about meal plan options, go to Dining Services.

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