Autumn 2017 Tuition Cost
Tuition: $179 per credit hour (in-state)
12-18 hours: capped at $2148 (in-state)
18+ hours: $2148 plus $179 per credit hour (in-state)
Non-Resident Fee: $115 per credit hour (12-18 capped at $1380, or $3528 total tuition)
*Remember to budget for books and supplies which can easily run $150 per course. Tuition & fees are subject to change due to board approval, course requirements, and/or accreditation.
View the Tuition Breakout for FY1718 here.
Please see the
Miscellaneous Fees listing for details regarding other COTC fees.
COTC 17AU Tuition Payment Information:
Autumn 2017 Tuition & Fees are due by: August 15, 2017, or the day of registration if registering August 15, 2017 or after.
Your tuition account needs to be in a paid status to avoid late fees and/or the drop for non-payment/deregistration fees. Pay online via COTCconnect! Paid status can be achieved by:
Payment in Full
Using the COTC Tuition Payment Plan
COTC's plan breaks your tuition into three payments over the summer semester. The payment plan form is available from the my.cotc.edu portal under College Finances -- Paying for College. Please print, sign, and return the form to Fees & Deposits along with 1/4 of your tuition plus the $27 service fee by the tuition due date. Payment can be made online via COTCconnect and the form can either be faxed or scanned/emailed back to Fees & Deposits.
Turning in an employer/agency sponsorship authorization/fee waiver/Ohio Tuition Trust or 529 payment request copy
Self-Identifying as a VA/GI Bill student
(contact the Office of Financial Aid)
Self-Identifying as a Consortium Fin Aid student
(contact the Office of Financial Aid)
Finalized Financial Aid
Please note that students with finalized financial aid will start seeing their grants and scholarships post to pay their tuition & fee balance on August 12th, which is also the first day for book charges. If your posted financial aid is not enough to cover your tuition and fees balance, you will need to pay your tuition and fees out of pocket.
COTC is on a deferred excess aid model; excess aid will not post to student accounts until the fifth week of the semester. The last day to sign up or change direct deposit information for initial excess aid refunds is September 14th. Students not signed up for direct deposit will have any excess aid mailed as a paper check to their address on record. Students wanting student loans must, in addition to completing the FAFSA and verification process (if applicable): complete a Master Promissory note and entrance counseling (studentloans.gov) AND separately accept the desired loan amount(s) on COTCconnect.
Financial aid students must have eligibility and their financial aid finalized (completed) in order to be in a paid status. Students not meeting these criteria need to pay in full or use the payment plan to get their tuition account in a paid status while they are still working on finalizing their financial aid.
Financial aid awards are based in part upon enrolled hours and satisfactory academic progress - you must attend your classes and maintain a passing academic average to keep your financial aid award eligibility. Financial aid is earned based upon your successful academic participation - non-attendance (unofficial withdrawal), course drops, taking courses that are not on your plan of study, poor grades, and/or withdrawal from the College can severely impact your financial aid eligibility, create significant balances due on your student billing account, and prevent you from completing your educational goals.
Managing Your Refund
If it is necessary to change your schedule or drop classes, it is important to understand the
Course Refund Pattern. Once you pass the 100% refund period for a course, you will still be responsible for part of the cost of that class depending on when you change your classes. An example of this is if your tuition is $1350.00 and you drop all of your classes during the 50% refund period, your tuition balance would be $675.00. If you received financial aid for those classes, your aid could be reversed and you would be responsible to pay back any excess financial aid you received that you did not earn by dropping your classes.
If you are enrolled in classes that are scheduled aside from the basic term schedule, please be aware of their individual refund schedule. These classes are referred to as Flex Courses and the refund schedule is found on the 17AU Flex Course List. Please make sure you are aware of the individual course refund pattern in the event you need to make a schedule change.
17AU Excess Financial Aid Refund Schedule
Excess Aid at COTC is deferred until the 5th week of the semester. The excess financial aid refunding process will begin after aid is disbursed. You will be notified by email to your COTC email account if a refund has been processed.
Sign up for direct deposit on COTCconnect under "My Student Financial Accounts" no later than September 14th. Students not on direct deposit will be mailed paper checks and need to ensure the address reflected on their profile is correct and update it online if needed.
Questions? Read our FAQs here or contact Fees & Deposits!
Monday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone: (740)366-9232 or 1(800)9-NEWARK x69232 or (614)292-4094 x69232
COTC Fees & Deposits
Hopewell Hall 136
1179 University Drive
Newark, Ohio 43055
Unpaid financial obligations will result in a student's account being sent to a collections agency to include associated late and collection cost expenses charges, for which the student will be liable.