Online Health Sciences Degree Cost, Financial Aid, and Scholarship Guide

Investing in your health sciences education is an investment in your future. At the University of Cincinnati Online’s Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) program, we understand that cost is a major factor in your decision. That’s why we’re committed to providing you with a transparent and accessible pathway to achieving your academic goals.

Program Cost:

  • Per-credit hour tuition is $573 for Ohio residents and $588 for non-residents.
  • Per-semester tuition is $3,438 for Ohio residents and $3,528 for non-residents.


These costs include all the fees associated with the program, but they can also vary from situation to situation. To estimate your tuition, visit our online tuition calculator.

UC Online offers several programs to help you make your education affordable:

  • Military Scholarships: UC Online recognizes the service of our military members and offers various scholarships and benefits, including tuition assistance programs and dedicated support services.
  • Business Partnerships: UC Online partners with hundreds of organizations to offer tuition scholarships to eligible employees, spouses, and dependents.

Military and Veterans:

  • University of Cincinnati is proud to offer multiple scholarships for Active Military and Veterans. Scholarships are offered per semester and are available for both full-time and part-time students. You could be eligible for up to $1500 per semester.

    Request information from an Enrollment Services Advisor or email [email protected] to see if you qualify.

  • VetSuccess Online: UC Online partners with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide counseling services to veterans, service members, and their dependents. This program extends to online students and out-of-state students.
  • Dedicated Military Support: UC Online has a dedicated team of student success coordinators and a veterans programs & services office to help military-affiliated students achieve their educational goals.

Learn more about our Yellow-Ribbon participation and opportunities for military and veterans.

University to Business Partnerships:

The UC Online Business Partnerships program provides a unique opportunity for employees of partner organizations to access affordable, high-quality online education. Through this program, employees can:

  • Earn a degree or certificate: Choose from over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields.
  • Receive tuition scholarships: Partner organizations may offer significant discounts on tuition fees, making education more accessible.
  • Gain valuable skills and knowledge: Enhance your professional development and career advancement opportunities.
  • Enjoy flexible learning: Complete your coursework online at your own pace, balancing your studies with your work and personal life.

Explore the Business Partnerships program to discover how you can invest in your future and achieve your academic goals.

Navigating Financial Aid as a UC Online Student

As a University of Cincinnati Online student, you may be located anywhere in the world, pursuing your degree with flexibility and convenience. Whether you’re halfway across the globe or just across campus, UC Online remains dedicated to supporting your journey towards graduation.

Securing financial aid for online students largely follows the same process as for traditional students. Eligibility requirements and available aid options are also generally comparable. However, one key difference for online learners is the distinction between part-time and full-time enrollment. Since online programs often offer flexibility in course load, understanding this distinction is crucial.

Part-time students should be aware of the following:
  • Grant adjustments: The amount of certain grants, like the Pell Grant, may be adjusted based on your enrollment status.
  • Loan limits: Taking out annual loan amounts as a part-time student can more quickly reach your aggregate loan limit.

To ensure you maximize your financial aid opportunities and navigate the process smoothly, the Student Financial Aid Office is here to assist you:

  • Expert guidance: Our team of financial aid specialists offers personalized guidance on planning your academic career, understanding your aid options, and utilizing your available resources effectively.
  • Customized support: Whether you’re navigating part-time enrollment or seeking specific information about grants and loans, we provide tailored support to address your unique needs.
  • Dedicated resources: We offer a wealth of online resources, including information about deadlines, application procedures, and scholarship opportunities, to help you manage your financial aid effectively.

By leveraging the support and resources available through the Student Financial Aid Office, you can confidently navigate the financial aspects of your education and achieve your academic goals at UC Online.

In addition to the opportunities offered by UC Online, several external scholarships are available specifically for students pursuing health sciences degrees. We encourage you to research and apply for as many scholarships as possible. Here are some resources to get you started:

Why Invest in a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences?

The healthcare industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the United States, and the demand for qualified professionals is expected to continue to rise in the coming years. With a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) from the University of Cincinnati Online, you can be well-positioned to take advantage of these exciting opportunities.

Here are just a few of the reasons why investing in a BSHS is a wise decision:

  • High Job Demand: The healthcare industry is projected to add 2.4 million jobs between 2020 and 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. This growth is driven by an aging population, an increase in chronic diseases, and advances in medical technology. Read our blog to learn about the 10 popular careers for health sciences graduates.

  • Strong Salary Potential: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for healthcare occupations was $75,300 in May 2021. This is significantly higher than the median annual salary for all occupations, which was $41,950.


  • Pathway to Graduate Studies: A BSHS provides an excellent foundation for graduate programs in various healthcare fields, such as:
    • Medicine: Pursue an M.D. or D.O. degree to become a physician.
    • Nursing: Advance your career as a nurse by pursuing an M.S.N. or D.N.P. degree.
    • Public health: Equip yourself with advanced knowledge and skills to tackle public health concerns through an M.P.H. degree.
    • Physical therapy: Become a highly skilled physical therapist with a D.P.T. degree.
    • Occupational therapy: Help individuals regain their independence through an M.O.T. degree

Why Choose Online?

There are many advantages to earning your BSHS online:

  • Flexibility: You can study on your own schedule and at your own pace.
  • Accessibility: You can take classes from anywhere in the world.
  • Affordability: Online programs often have lower tuition costs than traditional programs.
  • Quality: UC Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers the same high-quality education as our traditional programs.
  • Technology: Our online learning platform is user-friendly and provides access to a variety of resources and support services.

If you are passionate about healthcare and looking for a rewarding career, a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from the University of Cincinnati Online is a great investment in your future.

Contact us today to learn more about the program and how to apply.


Q: What types of financial aid are available for online students?

A: UC Online students are eligible for the same types of financial aid as traditional students, including federal grants, loans, and scholarships. You can learn more about your options and apply for financial aid on the UC Online Financial Aid website.

Q: How do I apply for financial aid?

A: You can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. The FAFSA is used to determine your eligibility for federal grants and loans. You may also need to complete additional forms for state and institutional aid.

Q: What are the deadlines for applying for financial aid?

A: The deadline to apply for federal financial aid is June 30th. However, some state and institutional aid programs have earlier deadlines. It is important to check with the UC Financial Aid Office for the specific deadlines that apply to you.

Q: How long does it take to complete the BSHS program?

A: The BSHS program can be completed in as little as two years if you take a full course load. However, you can also take the program part-time to fit your schedule.

Q: Is the BSHS program accredited?

A: Yes, the BSHS program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. This means that the program meets high standards of quality.

If you have any further questions about financial aid, online programs, or the BSHS program, please contact the UC Online Admissions Office.

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