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.
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.
Many types of grants and scholarships are available and awarded based on a number of factors including: areas of study, academic merit, financial need, military status, and more. For information regarding Ohio Grants and Scholarships, visit the Ohio Department of Higher Education website which provides details about all the state programs.
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.
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.
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.