Paying for College


Welcome to Student Financial Services

We're here to help.

The mission of the Student Financial Services is to strive to remove financial barriers to student enrollment and retention. We strive to provide our students and parents with the information they need to make good decisions about attending and paying for college. We seek to assure that any qualified student who desires to pursue and complete education has access to the appropriate financial resources to pursue their academic goals. 


COTC Tuition Information

College is an investment in you and at COTC, our tuition is affordable. Our Student Financial Services team wants to help you understand tuition costs, ways to pay tuition, and how to keep your account current.


We can help you through the financial aid process.

We encourage all students to complete or file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In most cases, students are eligible for some type of federal financial aid regardless of income. Students must complete a FAFSA each academic year they plan to enroll in classes.

COTC’s priority deadline to file the 2024-25 FAFSA is March 15. Students can still be eligible for financial aid even if they miss the priority date, but they may not be awarded the maximum amount of aid possible.



A scholarship is financial aid that assists students with paying for their education that does not have to be repaid.

Thanks to the generosity of our many donors, Central Ohio Technical can offer more than 80 different scholarships totaling over $1 million dollars each year. COTC scholarships are available to recent high school graduates, new, current, and returning students.  Students new to COTC should submit their high school transcripts and/or previous college transcripts as soon as possible.


Student Employment

Work on campus

Student Employment:

  • ​Enhances the education and personal growth of students by providing work-related learning experiences.
  • Equips students with professional and practical training in their areas of academic pursuit.
  • Supplies students, who for financial reasons may not have been otherwise able to attend, with the funds to afford college.
  • Provides valuable job references for future employment.