UC Blue Ash College

Out-of-State Reciprocity & Metro Rates

To recognize their proximity to campus, residents of Indiana or Kentucky may qualify for special tuition rates. Please review the information below to determine which rate you are eligible for and the necessary steps to receive this rate. For more information, please visit the Office of the Registrar.

Metropolitan Rate

The Metropolitan (Metro) Rate provides eligible students with the opportunity to enroll at Cincinnati and pay the Ohio-resident tuition rate, plus a $25 per credit hour surcharge (maximum of $300/semester; 12 to 18 credit hours per semester).

Eligible students must:

  1. Reside or attend high school in: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, or Shelby County (Indiana) or reside or attend high school in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  2. Enroll in a participating Cincinnati course or program (Industrial Design does not participate in the Metro Rate)
  3. Submit the Indiana Undergraduate Metropolitan Rate Application or the Kentucky Undergraduate Metropolitan Rate Application and supporting documents two weeks before the start of the semester*

Reciprocity Rate

Reciprocity permits eligible students to enroll in courses or programs at the Ohio-resident tuition rate.

Indiana/Ohio Reciprocity Agreement

Residents of the following Indiana counties are eligible for the Indiana/Ohio Reciprocity Rate:

  • Adams
  • Allen
  • Blackford
  • Clark
  • Dearborn
  • Decatur
  • DeKalb
  • Delaware
  • Fayette
  • Floyd
  • Franklin
  • Harrison
  • Henry
  • Jay
  • Jefferson
  • Jennings
  • Noble
  • Ohio
  • Randolph
  • Ripley
  • Rush
  • Scott
  • Steuben
  • Switzerland
  • Union
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Wells

Eligible students must:

  1. Enroll in a Cincinnati course or program (the College of Nursing does not participate in the reciprocity agreement)
  2. Submit the Indiana Reciprocity Application and supporting documents*

Kentucky/Ohio Reciprocity Agreement

Residents of the following Kentucky counties may be eligible for the Kentucky/Ohio Reciprocity Rate:

  • Boone
  • Bracken
  • Campbell
  • Carroll
  • Gallatin
  • Grant
  • Kenton
  • Pendleton

Eligible students must:

*Applications for both rates may be accessed on the Office of the Registrar website and, along with supporting documents should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester in which you are enrolling. The Office of the Registrar may require additional documentation prior to making a determination regarding your rate eligibility.

Important Note: Students approved for the Metro or Reciprocity rates who change programs from an eligible major to a non-participating major or who relocate to a residence outside of the approved counties are subject to tuition rates associated with their new program/residence.

Resources

Contact Information

Admissions Office
Phone: 513-745-5700
Email: admissions@ucblueash.edu

All tuition rates and fees on this page are for students enrolled prior to the Fall 2019 semester.

General Tuition & Fees Chart
UCBA Standard Programs Part-Time (per cr.hr.) Full-Time (per term) Full-Time (per year)
Instructional Fee $221 $2,637 $5,274
General Fee (Includes Parking) $19 $233 $466
ITIE Fee (Information Technology) $11   $135 $270
First Year Student Success Program Fee** $15 $175 $350
Ohio Resident Total* $266 $3,180 $6,360
Non-Resident Surcharge $366 $4,399 $8,798
Non-Resident Total* $632 $7,579 $15,158  
Bachelor's Programs Tuition & Fees Chart
UCBA Bachelor's Programs Part-Time (per cr.hr.) Full-Time (per term) Full-Time (per year)
Bachelor of Technical & Applied Studies (BTAS) in Applied Administration
BTAS Ohio Resident Total* $319 $3,836 $7,672
Bachelor of Radiation Science Technology (BRST)
BRST Ohio Resident Total* $459 $5,500 $11,000
BRST Non-Resident Total* $474 $5,680 $11,360

*Tuition and fees are for 12-18 hours per semester. This does not include additional costs such as books, lab/college/program fees, the first year student success fee and health insurance premiums. Some UCBA technology and health care programs may have additional program fees. Visit www.ucblueash.edu/fees for complete details.

**This fee is assessed each term to students with a UCBA primary program with < 30 cummulative earned credit hours/units. Students with recorded degrees from other institutions are exempt.

UCBA students registering as part-time students with Uptown campus courses will be charged appropriate Uptown campus fees. Full time students matriculated at UCBA pay full-time UCBA fees; however, if taking 7 or more credit hours of Uptown courses, students will be charged a differential fee. Fees are subject to change by the UC Board of Trustees.

Full Tuition & Fees Breakdown

Program Codes
Art, Communication & E-Media Programs
Program Description Academic Career Academic Program Academic Plan  Award or Degree
Animation UGRD 28CRT ANIM-C1 Certificate
Applied Graphic Communication UGRD 28ASC AGC-AAB Associates
Electronic Media Technology UGRD 28ASC EMDT-AAS Associates
    28CRT EMDT-PB Certificate
Interactive Web Multimedia UGRD 28CRT IWM-C1 Certificate
Art, Communication & E-Media Tuition & Fees Breakdown
Tuition and Fees Part-Time Per Credit Hour Full-Time Per Term
Instructional Fee $221 $2,637
General Fee $19 $233
ITIE Fee $11 $135
Program Fee $18 $215
First Year Student Success Program Fee** $15 $175
     Ohio Resident Total $284 $3,395
Non-Resident Surcharge $366 $4,399
     Non-Resident Total $650 $7,794   

**This fee is assessed each term to students with a UCBA primary program with < 30 cummulative earned credit hours/units. Students with recorded degrees from other institutions are exempt.

Health-Related Program Codes
Health Related Programs      
Program Description Academic Career Academic Program Academic Degree  Award or Degree
Advanced Standing Track - Nursing UGRD 28ASC ASNS-AX Associates
Dental Hygiene Technology UGRD 28ASC DHTN-AAS Associates
Medical Assisting Services (including Clincial & Billing) UGRD 28ASC MAS-AAS Certificate
Nursing Technology UGRD 28ASC NSTN-AAS Associates
Pre-Advanced Medical Imaging Technology UGRD 28ASC PAMIT-AS Associates
Pre-Health Education UGRD 28ASC PHE-AA Associates
Pre-Health Professions UGRD 28ASC PHLP-AX Associates
Pre-Health Sciences UGRD 28ASC PHS-AX Associates
Pre-LPN to RN UGRD 28ASC PLPN-AX Associates
Pre-Medical Laboratory Science UGRD 28ASC PMLS-AS Associates
Pre-Mortuary Science UGRD 28ASC PMRT-AS Associates
Pre-Pharmacy UGRD 28ASC PPHR-AA Associates
      28ASC PPHR-AX Associates
Pending Veterinary Technology UGRD 28ASC PVETN-AX Associates
Radiologic Technology UGRD 28ASC RDTN-AAS Associates
Veterinary Technology UGRD 28ASC VETN-AAS Associates
The above programs reflect current and active programs. Other closed health related programs are assessed these fees until all admitted students have graduated or no longer active.
Health-Related Programs Tuition & Fees Breakdown
Tuition and Fees Part-Time Per Credit Hour Full-Time Per Term
Instructional Fee $221 $2,637
General Fee $19 $233
ITIE Fee $11 $135
Program Fee $18 $215
First Year Student Success Program Fee** $15 $175
Bloodborne Pathogen Insurance*** $31 $31
     Ohio Resident Total $284 $3,395
Non-Resident Surcharge $366 $4,399
     Non-Resident Total $650 $7,794

**This fee is assessed each term to students with a UCBA primary program with < 30 cummulative earned credit hours/units. Students with recorded degrees from other institutions are exempt.

***Bloodborne Pathogen Insurance is a flat fee charged once per academic year (starting in Fall) and is only charged if the student is not covered by Student Health Insurance and only applies to the following programs: Dental Hygiene, EMS and Nursing. This fee is not included in any totals above.

Online Programs Tuition & Fees

Online Programs
Undergraduate Distance Learning Programs (Academic Career = UGRD)
Program Description
Academic Program Academic Plan Academic Sub-Plan Award or Degree
Radiation Science 28BAC RDSC-BRST *RDSC-DL Bachelors
Radiation Science Tuition & Fees Breakdown
  Radiation Science  
Tuition and Fees Part-Time Per Credit Hour Full-Time Per Term
Instructional Fee $389 $4,661
General Fee $33 $398
ITIE Fee $15 $184
Distance Learning Fee $22 $257
Program Fee $7 $75
Ohio Resident Total $466 $5,575
Non-Resident Surcharge $15 $180
Non-Resident Total $481 $5,755
Tuition Differential*
Blue Ash to Main Campus Differential Fee  Full-Time Per Term
     Ohio Resident** $2,024.00
     Non-Resident** $3,268.00

*Applies to full-time students taking seven or more units on main campus. See Student Bill Line Item Descriptions for additonal information regarding differential fees and when they are assessed.

BTAS Program Fees
Bachelor of Technical & Applied Studies (BTAS) Part-Time Per Credit Hour Full-Time Per Term
Instructional Fee $289.00 $3,468.00
General Fee $19 $233
ITIE Fee $11 $135
     Ohio Resident $319.00 $3,836.00

*This fee is assessed each term to students with a UCBA primary program with < 30 cummulative earned credit hours/units. Students with recorded degrees from other institutions are exempt.

**The Differential Fee is assessed when a full-time enrolled Blue Ash or Clermont student takes 7 or more credit hours offered from a Main Campus college. The differential fee is the difference between the full-time instructional costs and the most expensive course taken. Amounts noted here reflect undergraduate level courses offer from a main campus college. Amounts will be higher if a student takes a graduate, law or medicine class.