Application Event at Newark Campus

Apply for college admission and financial aid in one night.

The exterior of LeFevre Hall at COTC's Newark campus.

You don’t have to complete your college admission and financial aid application alone. Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is hosting an application event to help students submit the free COTC application for admission and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 4–7 p.m. at the Newark campus. Students and their family members are welcome to drop in at any time during the three-hour event.

COTC admissions representatives and student financial services representatives will be available to assist students as they complete their admission application and FAFSA in our Newark campus computer lab, LeFevre Hall 164. In addition, a financial aid information session will be offered at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Registration is encouraged. Please register at For additional information, contact the COTC admissions office at 740.366.9222 or

LeFevre Hall is located at 1199 University Dr. in Newark.

Degrees and Certificates at COTC

COTC offers associate degrees and certificates in business, engineering technology, healthcare, information technology and public safety to quickly get you into a career. COTC also awards transfer associate degrees that fully transfer to other state colleges and universities to start you on your path to a bachelor’s degree. See for more information.  

The COTC admission application is due one week prior to the first day of classes. New classes begin five times per year:

  • Spring Semester: Jan. 9, 2023
  • Spring Semester, Second Term: March 6, 2023
  • Summer Semester: May 15, 2023
  • Autumn Semester: Aug. 23, 2023
  • Autumn Semester, Second Term: Oct. 16, 2023

For additional information, contact the COTC admissions office at 740.366.9222 or

Affordability and Student Support

COTC offers more than $1 million in scholarships annually, making college an affordable option for a broad range of students. Most scholarships are awarded automatically based on the FAFSA. Students earning a short-term certificate can apply for a grant of up to $2,000 to assist with tuition and fees. The grants are available to students who indicate that they have financial need as well as students who are currently in or exiting foster care.

COTC puts students first offering academic, personal and wraparound support services — always free. This year, the college redesigned its Student Success Center, which will provide holistic support for students throughout every aspect of their lives. Along with traditional tutoring and learning skills, success coaches will help students overcome other barriers — housing, childcare, transportation, food insecurity and other challenges — that often lead to less-than-successful outcomes or even dropping out of school.

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 has four campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.