Tuition and Financial Aid
The Specialized Master - Finance program requires full time enrollment, and graduate students enrolled for 8 or more credit hours per semester are assessed full-time fees/tuition.
If a student graduated from an Ohio high school and will be a resident of Ohio as of the first day of the term attending, a student will be considered an Ohio resident whether they lived in Ohio prior to the beginning of the term or not. Ohio State adopted this policy beginning January 1, 2012, and it is not retroactive.
Students will need to submit a high school diploma to the Registrar once the term has begun to have their residency and fees adjusted at that time. This determination is made by the Registrar, not Admissions, and cannot be set prior to the beginning of the term.
Financing Your Degree
Available funding is a key factor to consider when choosing your SMF program. There are two main sources with respect to paying for your SMF: merit-based and financial need-based.
There is merit-based funding available at Fisher. We offer university fellowships and Fisher scholarships. You are not required to complete a separate application to indicate interest in being considered for merit awards.
All applicants to Fisher's SMF program are automatically considered for merit-based awards, ranging in value from $5,000 to $25,000. The SMF Admissions Committee will assign these awards based on a candidate's potential to contribute to the classroom experience.
The Ohio State University Fellowships
Each year, Fisher College of Business nominates a select number of highly-qualified SMF admitted students to be considered for one of The Ohio State University's first year Fellowships.
There are two fellowships that SMF students are eligible for:
Alternative Funding and Loans
For additional information, please contact the Ohio State Student Financial Aid office.
Cost of Living
Ohio State is located in Columbus, Ohio, a bustling city of over 1.5 million, with extensive offerings in cultural, business, and recreational activities. Its Midwest location benefits our students with comparatively low rent and food costs.
Columbus enjoys a cost of living substantially lower than many other major U.S. cities. In the areas where many SMF students live, an average one bedroom apartment runs from $650-$850 per month. This figure will vary according to individual housing preferences.