Grants available to students

Overview

Students are encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) to be considered for grant opportunities. Some grants may require an application in addition to the FASFA. Many COTC students are eligible for grants to help and/or cover the cost of tuition and in some cases books/supplies. Grants awarded to students do not need to be repaid. 

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Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is free assistance funded by the federal government. Recipients must be enrolled in an undergraduate program leading to a certificate or associate’s degree and meet all other required eligibility criteria.

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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is free assistance funded by the federal government and awarded by COTC. Recipients must be enrolled in an undergraduate program leading to a certificate or associate’s degree and meet all other required eligibility criteria, including Satisfactory Academic Progress.  SEOG is awarded to students with exceptional financial need, low Expected Family Contribution, and a Federal Pell Grant recipient.

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Short-term Certificate Grant

This Ohio Department of Higher Education grant is designed to support students with demonstrated financial need in obtaining a certificate they can complete in less than one year while providing a one-time grant of up to $2000 (minus any grants, scholarship or outside aid) to assist with tuition in one of five approved short-term certificates. This is a limited fund that will be awarded until funds are exhausted. To be considered, students must submit and satisfy the requirements on the Short-term Certificate Grant Application.

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Foster Youth Grants

COTC and the state of Ohio are committed to supporting students who are in or have exited the foster youth care system. Grants and programs exist to help with college expenses for foster youth with demonstrated financial need. 

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Emergency Grants

Life happens and COTC is committed to helping students stay in school. Students who are facing a temporary financial struggle may be eligible for financial assistance.