Many out-of-state students have questions about becoming an Ohio resident and gaining in-state tuition. To do this, you must prove your financial independence and live in Ohio 12 consecutive months. To learn how to qualify as a resident of Ohio for tuition purposes, visit registrar.osu.edu/Residency/index.asp.
All first-year students are required to live on campus: housing.osu.edu.
Students generally start looking for housing for their sophomore year at the end of their first semester.
Learn more about off-campus housing: offcampus.osu.edu
Transportation around campus and Columbus
CABS: The Campus Area Bus System. Free for anyone to use on campus. ttm.osu.edu/cabs
COTA: The central Ohio bus system. Students ride for free with their BuckID. cota.com
Rideshares/carpooling: Neighborhood Services and Collaboration and Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement's student-only system for rides to and from campus. offcampus.osu.edu/commuter-services
car2go: Car2go offers point-to-point carsharing for students, faculty and staff with 45 designated car2go spots located throughout campus. columbus.car2go.com
City parking permit: Allows parking within designmated areas off campus. publicservice.columbus.gov/parking