COTC Coshocton Promise

COTC Coshocton Promise

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WHAT is the COTC Coshocton Promise?

  • COTC guarantees that tuition (instructional and general fees) will be entirely covered by institutional, federal and state aid as well as private scholarships.
  • Coshocton Promise is initially possible through a partnership between COTC and the Coshocton Foundation’s Clarence and Grace Miller Scholarship endowment.

WHO is eligible for the COTC Coshocton Promise?

Other Coshocton Promise eligibility information:

  • Open to new, current or returning COTC students who do not already hold a bachelor’s degree or an associate degree.
  • Open to students enrolled in an aid-eligible COTC degree or certificate program*.
  • Current and returning COTC students must meet the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (visit cotc.edu/admissions/sap).
  • Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and continue meeting the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress and maintain all other federal eligibility requirements each semester enrolled at COTC to maintain Coshocton Promise eligibility.
  • Eligibility determined each year based on household income on the FAFSA and continued Coshocton County residency.
  • Enroll in as little as one credit hour in your program each semester.
  • No lifetime dollar limit to Promise awards.

    * The plan of study for each COTC degree or certificate will state whether it is aid-eligible.

WHERE can eligible students use Coshocton Promise funds?

Enroll at any COTC campus or online.

HOW can students apply for the COTC Coshocton Promise?

No separate application; students who have been admitted, completed the FAFSA and submitted any additional documentation requested for the financial aid process will automatically be considered.


  • Apply and be admitted to COTC.
  • Complete the FAFSA (students are encouraged to file the FAFSA by the priority filing date) for intended first semester of enrollment, and annually thereafter.
  • Receive your notification letter.
  • Register for classes.

Learn more at 740.622.1408 or


Read the press release here: cotc.edu/news