Master of Human Resource Management
Tuition & Funding

There are many options available to students to help fund an MHRM education, ranging from part-time jobs to scholarships, fellowships, and federal and personal loans.


The total cost of enrollment in the Fisher MHRM program is determined by the student's residency status and total credits each semester. Full-time students are required to enroll in 8 or more credit hours and are assessed full-time fees/tuition, while part-time students usually take 3-6 credits per semester. The number of credits you enroll in any semester determines your tuition for that semester. View the curriculum page for additional details. To see the University Registrar's complete tuition and fee schedule, please click here.

Estimated tuition and fees for a full-time student are based on the 2020-2021 academic year (one year) and are subject to change.

2020-2021 Academic Year  
Annual Ohio Resident Tuition and Fees* $18,437
Annual Non-Resident and International Student Tuition and Fees* $41,199

*Includes the following: General Tuition & Instruction, Student Activity Fee, Student Union Fee, Recreation Fee, Learning-Technology Fee, COTA Bus Fee.

Ohio Residency for Tuition Purposes
  • FOREVER BUCKEYE: 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. Learn more >
  • RECLASSIFY AS AN OHIO RESIDENT: After living in Ohio for at least 12 consecutive months, Non-Ohio residents can apply for Ohio residency if they meet specific guidelines for residency. Learn more >

Military applicants will automatically qualify for in-state tuition under the Ohio G.I. Promise. Fisher takes a deliberate approach to recruiting highly-qualified military servicemen and women. Learn more >

Are You An OSU Employee?

If you are a full-time employee of Ohio State University and pursuing the program part-time, you may be eligible for the Faculty/Staff Tuition Assistance benefit. You can view a sample employee statement summary here. View the Part-Time MHRM Students page for additional details

  • Estimated Annual Expenses
    Room and Board $12,096
    Books and Supplies $1,082
    Miscellaneous / Personal $5,922
    Student Health Insurance* $3,366
    * The amount listed above is for a single domestic student with comprehensive coverage. Student health insurance is optional in certain cases.  
    Total Ohio Resident Estimated Cost of Attendance $40,903
    Total Non-Resident & International Student Estimated Cost of Attendance $63,665


Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistants provided through Fisher’s MHRM program are awarded based upon their skills and abilities, and how those align with program needs. Depending on the type of award, the awards typically require 10-hour or 20-hours per week work schedules and provide 50- percent to 100 percent tuition waivers as well as monthly stipends during the academic school year.

Every admitted student is automatically reviewed for consideration. Candidates who submit applications early are given priority consideration for available opportunities. These opportunities are limited, extremely competitive, and may not be available to late applicants.


Fisher College of Business will nominate its strongest MHRM degree candidates for The Ohio State University’s fellowship programs. Graduate fellowships are limited in number and are awarded on a competitive basis each year to applicants who show outstanding scholarly accomplishment and exceptional potential for graduate study. These fellowships provide, for the first year of the program, a full waiver of tuition and general fees, plus a monthly stipend. The application deadlines for fellowship nominations are much earlier than all other application deadlines - apply early if you wish to be considered for nomination. View the nomination eligibility criteria.

  • University Fellowships

    Students are required to have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.6 (on a 4.0 scale). If you choose to submit GMAT or GRE test scores with your application, we would recommend scoring in the 75th percentile to be considered for nomination to the University Fellowship competition.

  • Graduate Enrichment Fellowships

    U.S. citizens who can add to the diversity of the Graduate School (including, but not limited to ethnic background, social or economic disadvantage or disability), are required to have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale). If you choose to submit GMAT or GRE test scores with your application, we recommend scoring in the 40th percentile to be considered for nomination to the Graduate Enrichment Fellowship competition.


Ohio State’s Student Employment website maintains an online posting of both on-campus and off-campus job opportunities, also including graduate associateships and research positions.


Loans are financial aid that can be accepted and must be paid back within a specified period of time after a student graduates, leaves college or falls below half-time enrollment. Loans provide students and their families with flexibility because the money may be used for tuition and other expenses associated with college attendance. Federal loan programs offer lower interest rates and more flexible repayment plans than most private loans.

Federal Loans

U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for government-sponsored federal loan programs. Ohio State participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program where students borrow directly from the federal government.

Applicants interested in borrowing through federal loan programs are encouraged to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1 each year. Although admission decisions may not be provided before this deadline, submitting the FAFSA by this time is still encouraged. Read about borrowing limits and other information about federal loans.

  • Federal Stafford Loan

    Federal Stafford Loan: The Federal Stafford Student Loan program is divided into two types: subsidized and unsubsidized. The maximum amount a student can borrow in one academic year is $18,500.

    • Subsidized Portion: Based on financial need. The federal government pays interest on the subsidized portion, while the student is in school at least half time and for six months after the student leaves school. The maximum subsidized loan is $8,500.
    • Unsubsidized Portion: Not based on financial need. Interest begins to accrue on the loan when the funds are disbursed to the student. The maximum unsubsidized loan amount is $18,500 minus any subsidized amounts.
  • Federal Perkins Loan

    Federal Perkins Loan: Funds for the Federal Perkins Loan program are provided by the federal government, and are limited to full-time second year students only. Students may be eligible to borrow up to $6,000 in one year. The loan is based on financial need and is designated for exceptionally needy students. No interest accrues on the loan while the student is enrolled.

  • Direct PLUS Loan

    Direct PLUS Loan: Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan is a federal loan available to graduate and professional students based on educational costs. This loan, in combination with other aid, cannot exceed educational costs as determined by Ohio State.

Private Loans

Credit-based loans are funded by various lenders and are often used to supplement the Federal Direct Loan Program. Interest rates vary, are adjusted quarterly, and are higher than the federal loan program. Repayment of principle and interest begins six months after leaving school. Students with adverse credit standing will be required to have a cosigner.
Ohio State does not promote or endorse any private educational loan lenders. FASTChoice is a loan comparison tool that assists borrowers in selecting a private loan. Please review lender information carefully and contact the lender with questions. FASTChoice lists several of the loan companies from which our students have chosen to borrow during the previous aid year.


Most loan programs require U.S. citizen co-signers. However, the two funding sources listed below do not require U.S.-based co-signers. We offer this information to prospective students with no endorsement implied or expressly stated by The Ohio State University or Fisher College of Business.