Offers up to $1,000 per semester after high
NEWARK, Ohio, February 20,
2020 — Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is doing more to make
college affordable for area high school graduates. Beginning in autumn 2020,
high school graduates who have completed 12 or more hours of College Credit
Plus (CCP) coursework with COTC and then continue enrolling at the college may
be eligible to receive up to $1,000 per semester. The college’s new CCP
Scholarship will enable students to save thousands on college tuition costs
while completing an associate degree or certificate.
CCP allows middle to high
school students to get a jump start on college by earning high school and
college credit at the same time by taking courses at COTC. CCP is free for
public school students; private or homeschooled students may have limited
“Whether students want to move
quickly into a high-demand career such as healthcare or engineering, or
complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree at COTC and then transfer
to a four-year university, the CCP Scholarship will help them get wherever they
want to be with less debt,” said COTC President John M. Berry, PhD.
Other CCP Scholarship
eligibility requirements and information:
- Open to
class of 2020 high school graduates and beyond.
must hold a minimum 2.75 grade point average in CCP credit earned with
must complete the free COTC application for admission at cotc.ed/apply.
- Upon high
school graduation, students must submit their final high school
Scholarship awards are automatic – there is no separate CCP scholarship
- High school
graduates must enroll at COTC in the autumn or spring semester after their
high school graduation.
award is based upon full-time enrollment (12 credit hours per semester).
award (9-11 credit hours per semester).
(6-8 credit hours per semester).
maintain scholarship eligibility, students must be enrolled in a minimum
of six credit hours per semester.
Scholarships will be automatically renewed until the completion of the
student’s first associate degree as long as the student maintains a minimum
2.0 GPA and meets the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress found
Scholarships cover tuition and general fees; cost of books, other fees and
supplies are not eligible.
must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at fafsa.gov
annually and submit any additional documentation requested for the
financial aid process.
For the complete list of
requirements and scholarship information, visit go.cotc.edu/CCPscholarship, or contact the College Credit Plus
admissions staff in the COTC Gateway at CCP@mail.cotc.edu or
Newark - 740.366.9222
COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated
to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in
response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical
college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark,
Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala
Coshocton - 740.622.1408
Knox - 740.392.2526
Pataskala - 740.755.7090