Tuition Residency Guidelines
Out-of-State Tuition Reciprocity
Our reciprocity agreements let students in select counties in northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana take classes for in-state tuition rates.
Kentucky Residents Reciprocity
Residents of the following counties in Kentucky qualify for in-state tuition rates:
To qualify for reciprocity, students must be admitted to Cincinnati State as a degree-seeking student in an associate or bachelor degree program. Certificate programs are not included in this tuition reciprocity agreement.
Reciprocity with Northern Kentucky University
This reciprocity agreement also allows graduates of Cincinnati State who are residents of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren Counties in Ohio to enroll in certain bachelor degree programs at Northern Kentucky University and pay Kentucky resident tuition rates. Transfer students must satisfy all NKU transfer admission requirements.
Indiana Residents Reciprocity
Residents of the following counties in Indiana qualify for in-state tuition rates:
To qualify for reciprocity students must be admitted to Cincinnati State as a degree-seeking student in an associate’s degree or certificate program. Cincinnati State Nursing programs are not included in this reciprocity agreement.
Reciprocity with Indiana Colleges
This reciprocity agreement also allows residents of Butler, Darke, Mercer, Preble, Shelby, and Van Wert Counties in Ohio to attend Ball State University, Indiana University East, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana (Region 6 or Region 9) and Purdue University College of Technology at Muncie and Richmond and pay Indiana resident tuition rates. There are some program exclusions and program enrollment limits. Contact the Office of Admission to learn more.
Ohio Residency Guidelines
Tuition is charged on the basis of residence in the State of Ohio or residence outside of the State of Ohio. A student with a question of their right to claim legal residence in the State of Ohio for educational purposes may request that Cincinnati State review their residency status.
A student can initiate the review process by submitting a Review of Residency form to the Office of the Registrar at least five working days prior to the beginning of the term in which the student plans to enroll.
Questions about in-state tuition, tuition reciprocity, or residency guidelines?
Contact the Office of the Registrar before registering for classes:
Phone: (513) 569-1522