Fees and Deposits will be closed to public beginning on Friday, March 20. During this closure, you can continue to make payments online. You can also mail checks, money orders or cashier checks.
We will be unable to accept payments in person or over the phone during this time. We understand that you may be facing an undue hardship and we want to work with you. Please contact our office regarding your situation and we can discuss options over the phone or via email. No further late fees will be assessed for spring semester. Email is the official method of communication and best way to get a quick response. Someone will be available to answer phones from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. If you do not get through, please leave a message and we will return your call. Thank you for your patience during this time.
Autumn 2020 Tuition Cost
Tuition: $199 per credit hour (in-state)
12-18 hours: capped at $2388 (in-state)
18+ hours: $2388 plus $194 per credit hour (in-state)
Non-Resident Fee: Additional $115 per credit hour (12-18 capped at $1380, or $3768 total tuition)
*Remember to budget for books and supplies which can run $150 per course. Tuition & fees are subject to change due to board approval, course requirements, and/or accreditation.
View the Tuition Breakout for 20AU
2020-2021 Tuition Table-1.pdf.
Please see the 20AU Course Fees.PNG and
Miscellaneous Fees listing for details regarding other COTC fees.
COTC 20Au Tuition Payment Information:
Autumn 2020 Tuition & Fees are due by: August 18, 2020 or the day of registration.
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 four installments over the autumn semester. The payment plan form is available from the my.cotc.edu portal under College Finances -- Paying for College. Please print, completely fill out, 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 & fees balance on August 15, 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 10. 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 be responsible for the entire cost of that class. 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 here: Copy of 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.
20Au 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 10. 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 Fact Sheet here or contact Fees & Deposits!
Hours: (through phone and email only starting 3/20/20)
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 740.366.9232 or 1.800.9-NEWARK or 614.292.4094
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.