MBA for Working Professionals
Tuition & Funding


The number of credit hours a student will enroll for in the Fisher Working Professional MBA Program varies by year and semester. In an effort to promote a balance between personal, professional, and academic demands, Working Professional MBA students may take up to 9 credit hours per semester (6 max for weekend only option).

Tuition and fees are provided below for a Year One Working Professional MBA student that enrolls for 6 credit hours per semester during Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters based on our recommended curriculum schedule.

To see the University Registrar's complete tuition and fee schedule (2020-2021), please click here.

Typical year one tuition & fees:  
Ohio Resident Tuition and Fees* $30,173
Non-Resident and International Student Tuition and Fees* $54,876

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

  • Estimated Annual Expenses
    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 $40,543
    Total Non-Resident & International Student Estimated Cost of Attendance $65,246
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.

Are You An OSU Employee?

You can view a sample employee statement summary here. Please note that you will be taxed on tuition as income.



The majority of MBA students use loans to finance their education, either in total or in part, and many sources of loans exist. Federal loans are available for domestic students only.

  • 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.

  • Alternative Loans

    Alternative Loans: Credit-based loans funded by various lenders. These funds are often used to supplement the Federal Stafford 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.