College Credit Plus Scholarship

College Credit Plus Scholarship


Receive up to $1,000 per semester after high school graduation.

Whether you want to get into a career quickly or complete the first two years of your bachelor’s degree, COTC’s College Credit Plus (CCP) Scholarship can save you thousands on your college education.

Who's eligible:

  • 2020 high school graduates and beyond who have completed 12 hours or more of CCP credit with COTC with a COTC grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.

How it works:

  • Earn 12 or more credit hours through CCP at COTC.
  • File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) annually and submit any additional documentation requested for the financial aid process.
  • Complete the free COTC application for admission.
  • Enroll at COTC in the autumn or spring semester immediately after your high school graduation.
  • Your award is automatic — there's no separate CCP Scholarship application.
  • $1,000 award is based upon full-time enrollment (12 credit hours per semester).
  • $750 award (9-11 credit hours per semester)
  • $500 (6-8 credit hours per semester).
  • To maintain scholarship eligibility, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester.
  • CCP Scholarships cover tuition and general fees; cost of books, other fees and supplies are not eligible.
  • CCP Scholarships will be renewed automatically until you complete your associate degree as long as you maintain a minium 2.0 GPA and continue to meet the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Next steps:

  • Complete 12 COTC CCP credits with a 2.75 GPA.
  • Graduate high school in 2020 or beyond.
  • Complete the free COTC application for admission.
  • Enroll in an associate degree or certificate program.
  • Complete the FAFSA.
  • Receive your scholarship award letter.
  • Submit your final high school transcript.
  • Contact the COTC Gateway to register for classes.

Learn more about CCP at cotc.edu/ccp or call the extended campus nearest to you:

Newark: 740.366.9222

Coshocton: 740.622.1408

Knox: 740.392.2526

Pataskala: 740.755.7090

Maximize your savings by taking more CCP courses during high school.

Each credit hour you take in CCP courses at COTC is valued at $199.* Taking a full-time course load (12-18 credit hours) represents a savings of $2,388* per semester.  

*Based on 2020-21 tuition