Tuition and Fees | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Tuition and Costs

    Tuition and Fees

    Browse the options below for tuition, fees, and as other applicable costs. 

    Review this estimated cost of attendance for undergraduates, adult learners and graduate programs.

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    • Traditional Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

      Capital University 2023-2024 Cost Before Aid
      Tuition - Full-time (12-19 hours)* $20,649 / semester $41,298 / year
      Tuition - Part-time (under 12 hours) $1,377 x credit hour = cost $1,377 / credit hour
      Overload Tuition (over 19 hours) Apply only after 19 hours $1,377 / credit hour
      * In rare instances where a student needs to take 19 credits, approval by the Provost’s Office is required. Students enrolling for more than 19 semester hours pay an additional overload fee per semester hour.
      Undergraduate Fees
      Activity Fee $100/year
      Health and Wellness (Full-time students only) $110/year
      Technology Fee      $280/year


    •  Intensive English Program Tuition and Fees

      If you wish to study on an F-1 (Student) visa, you must be enrolled full time. If you have a different immigration status, it is possible to study part time. However, please note that all classes meet five days a week, Monday – Friday.

      Students who need an I-20 must submit financial documentation for the length of their study. For example, students planning to study English for one semester need to show $15,965. Students planning to study a full academic year one year need to show $31,930.

      INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM 2023-2024  Semester  Full Year
      Tuition $7,600 $15,200
      Mandatory health & wellness fee (for use of Campus Health Center) $55      $110
      Technology Fee $140 $280
      Estimated living expenses (Room and Board) $6,370 $12,740
      Estimated books, insurance, supplies $1,800 $3,600
      Total $15,965 $31,930
      There is no tuition deposit or pre-payment required for IEP students before classes begin. However, payment is due the first week of the semester. A late fee is assessed for students who pay late.

    • Undergraduate Summer Sessions Tuition and Fees

      Undergraduate Summer Sessions Tuition and Fees for 2023  
      Summer School 2023 and Summer Science Institute 2023 $540 per credit hour
    • University Transcription Fee
      This is a fee charged by Capital University for credit hours taken at a program affiliated with Capital University, but not offered by Capital University so academic credit can be recorded on a transcript.
      • Undergraduate Transcription – $55 per hour
      • Masters Level Transcription – $160 per hour
    • Course Fees - Social Work
      Social Work 462 and 464$413
    • Course Fees - Conservatory
      Conservatory Primary Lesson Fee$996
      Conservatory Secondary Lesson Fee$604
      Conservatory Group Lesson Fee$356
      Dance Technique Course Fee$356
    • Music Tech Course Fee
      Music Tech 415: Immersion Experience
      There is a course fee of $1,200 per semester for this course.
    • Course Fees - Education
      Professional Education (Student Teaching Semester)$480
      Education Testing Fee- Educ. 401$100
    • Course Fees - Nursing
      Nursing 300, 301, 326, 365, 400, 420, and 450 $207/credit hour
      Nursing 327, 328, 331, and 332*$207/credit hour
      Nursing 463$482/credit hour
      Nursing 525$250/credit hour

      * Nursing students admitted Fall 2021 or later will take Nursing 327, 328, 331, and 332. These four modular courses replace Nursing 326 and 365.


    If you live outside of a 30-mile radius of Columbus, you are required to live on campus for your first two years (or until you have completed 60 credit hours).

    Room and board rates

    First-year residents must purchase the Ultimate Plus Plan.

    available meal plans


    Information on costs for books and course materials.


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    Please note the data in the net price calculator reflect institutional aid awarded in previous years. The new data that informs institutional aid awarded in this year will be updated later this fall. If you have questions about your financial award, the net price calculator or anything else related to admission, financial aid or affording Capital, please contact your admission counselor.


    All fees are subject to change without notice. Capital University reserves the right to change, delete or add to this pricing schedule as deemed appropriate.