Tuition and fees for graduate and law students

Tuition and fees for law students

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Tuition for graduate students

  1. Tuition for graduate courses in the College of Business
  2. Tuition for other graduate courses:
    • Arts and Sciences,
    • School of Education,
    • College of Engineering and Polymer Science,
    • College of Health and Human Sciences, and
  3. Special tuition and fees are in place for the following programs:
    • master of public health,
    • master of fine and applied,
    • joint audiology,
    • nursing anesthesia,
    • the MTax Direct program,
    • the Saturday MBA program, and
    • the English Language Institute.

Fees for graduate students

Some fees below do not apply to graduate students. Expand the dropdown to see the groups that are charged.

Out-of-state surcharge: Out-of-state students who select an online major will be assessed $1 per credit. Out-of-state students with an online major will be exempt from the non-resident surcharge.

The General Service Fee is mainly used to support student services and operations. Examples include the library, technology, career services, athletics, the student center, transportation services, administrative support, and student organizations. There's also a component that provides funding for facilities needs and for investment in off campus and distance learning. Allocations of the general fee revenues are part of the University's annual budget building process.

Who pays? Students taking credit courses.


The fee for Akron Campus undergraduates enrolled in Fall 2017 and earlier pursuing a bachelor's degree is $35.70 per credit hour, up to a maximum of 12 credit hours. This applies also to students taking select courses online and at most off-campus locations.

The fee for Akron Campus students pursuing an associate degree is $35.70per credit hour, up to a maximum of 12 credit hours.

Graduate students and law students pay $17.20 per credit hour. This is also capped at 12 credit hours.

Students at the Medina County University Center pay a general services fee of $7.34 per hour, up to a maximum of 12 credit hours.

Students at Wayne College pay a general services fee of $7.34 per hour, up to a maximum of 12 credit hours.

Administrative Fee funds are used to cover costs associated with processing registration and printing transcripts.

Who pays? All under­graduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate students, except under­graduate students who have completed 96 credit hours or more or who have previously paid a matriculation fee. 

Amount: $30 per semester.

Facilities Fee funds are used to pay off the expenses incurred for the construction of certain student facilities, such as:

  • the Jean Hower Taber Student Union,
  • the Student Recreation and Wellness Center,
  • the Louis and Freda Stile Athletic Fieldhouse, and
  • InfoCision Stadium

Who pays? Students attending classes on Akron's Main Campus.

Amount: $18.55 per credit hour up to a maximum of 12 credit hours.

Some courses carry an additional course fee.

Who pays? Students who enroll in certain courses that require an additional fee. Generally, these fees pay for lab supplies and equipment, field trips, visiting artists, software for the course, required national exams, one-time use equipment or consumables.

Amount: The fees vary by course. Please see Course Material Fee Schedule inside the Undergraduate Bulletin (search for "fee"). Please note that fees may change without notice.

For workshops and special-topics courses offered irregularly, the fees may not be listed in the bulletin. Please consult with the sponsoring department to learn about required course material and fees for those classes.

Funds from the Transportation Fee help make it easier to park and get around campus. Specifically, the fee pays for:

Who pays? Students on the Akron Campus who take more than five credit hours. 

Amount: Students on the Akron Campus who take more than five credit hours are assessed a $175 Transportation Fee per semester (fall and spring). The summer rate is $120. The fee covers the entire summer.

If you have questions about the Transportation Fee, call Parking Services at 330-972-7213 or write to

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The Technology Fee funds:

  • new and enhanced computer labs, equipment, and software;
  • reduced prices for software;
  • more computers for student use;
  • high-speed wireless networking throughout Akron and Wayne campuses;
  • availability of wireless, state-of-the-art laptop computers for checkout from Bierce Library and other locations;
  • academic support software called Springboard;
  • technology-enhanced classrooms throughout campus;
  • computer-based testing;
  • distance-learning classrooms;
  • computer help through the Support Desk and computer repair services;
  • new and upgraded technology for teaching laboratories; and
  • My Akron, the personalized, 24-hour University intranet for grades, course registration, bill payment and more.

Who pays? All undergraduate students except students with 96 credits or more. Graduate and law students pay.

Amount: The fee is $16.25 per credit hour for undergraduate students, except those with 96 credits or more. Those with 96 hours or more are exempt. A fee of $16.25 per credit hour is charged to graduate and law students.

The Career Advantage Program Fee supports opportunities for internships, co-operative education, practicum, clinical/field-based experiences, student teaching, service learning, and other professional-level, experiential learning for qualified students. The fee also support student activities at UA's Experiential Learning Center for Entrepreneurship & Civic Engagement (or EXL Center) at our Career Services department.

Who pays? All undergraduate students except students with 96 credits or more. Students taking classes at Medina are exempt.

Amount: $3.50 per credit hour.

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This fee enables University Libraries to build collections to support the curriculum. The collections include journals, books, online electronic resources and media collections.

Who pays? All Undergraduate students, except students with 96 credits or more, pay $5 per credit hour. Students in an associate program are assessed $5 per credit hour. Graduate students pay $5 per credit hour. Students taking classes at Wayne College and Medina are exempt. Law school students are exempt.

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For current residence hall rates:

For current dining plan rates:

The fee funds:

  • necessary tutoring for students taking developmental courses; and
  • intensive academic advising for students taking developmental courses.

Who pays? It applies only to students taking developmental (or remedial) courses with a subject of 2010 (formerly 1020), typically called:

  • developmental programs; or
  • special topics, developmental programs.

The fee is assessed to only credit hours for developmental courses. Credit hours for non-developmental courses are not subject to this fee.

Amount: $12.50 per credit hour.

The fee supports the higher cost of the Honors Program.

Who pays? Students in the Honors Program.

Amount: $75 per semester.

The fee supports a number of College of Engineering and Polymer Science programs/services, including:

  • the Co-operative Education Office, which places more than 1,100 students in co-op positions and permanent jobs each academic year,
  • the IDEAs program that provides scholarships for diversity students and an active tutoring program,
  • the Women in Engineering program that provides mentorship to young women and significant outreach for the college,
  • student design teams, and
  • a machine shop whose personnel maintain equipment, provide safety and specific machine training for students and provides machined parts for faculty research projects and student design teams.

Who pays? All majors in the College of Engineering and Polymer Science above 30 hours.

Amount: $15 per credit hour, up to a maximum of 12 hours per semester.

The fee enables the College of Engineering to purchase or update software required to train students appropriately in this highly technical discipline with rapidly changing technology needs.

Who pays? Students taking engineering courses for credit.

Amount: $26 per credit hour

The fee helps support the services provided by the for Co-operative Education Office in the College of Engineering.

Who pays? Engineering students on a co-op assignment.

Amount: $125 per semester for students

Ohio Law (Section 3345.32 O.R.C.) requires that male students between the ages of 18 and 26 who are Ohio residents must register for Selective Service and verify that they have registered with the Selective Service in order to be considered in-state residents to attend Ohio public colleges and universities. Failure to register with the Selective Service and provide verification of such will result, as the law stipulates, in the assessment of the Nonresident Tuition Surcharge.

Affected students may have the Nonresident Tuition Surcharge removed by providing the required Selective Service number in person to the Office of the University Registrar located in Simmons Hall or by e-mail at To register for the Selective Service or to locate a lost or non-received Selective Service number, you may contact the Selective Service System on the web at or call 1-847-688-6888.

Who pays? All selective service eligible students that have not registered for selective service.

Amount: Out of state tuition per credit hour.

The fee helps support the services provided by Online, Continuing and Professional Education for online courses.

Who pays? All students taking online courses.

Amount: $15 per credit hour, up to a maximum of 12 hours per semester.

Office of Student Accounts

Contact us:

Phone: 330-972-5100
Fax: 330-972-2082
In person: Simmons Hall lobby (map)

Mailing address for payments:

University of Akron
Student Accounts/Bursar
P.O. Box 2260
Akron, OH 44309-2260