COTC Coshocton Promise

Free College for Eligible Coshocton County Residents


WHAT is the COTC Coshocton Promise?

  • COTC guarantees that tuition (instructional and general fees) will be entirely covered by institutional, federal and state aid as well as private scholarships.
  • Coshocton Promise is initially possible through a partnership between COTC and the Coshocton Foundation’s Clarence and Grace Miller Scholarship endowment.

WHO is eligible for the COTC Coshocton Promise?

Other Coshocton Promise eligibility information:

  • Open to new, current or returning COTC students who do not already hold a bachelor’s degree or an associate degree.
  • Open to students enrolled in an aid-eligible COTC degree or certificate program*.
  • Current and returning COTC students must meet the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and continue meeting the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress and maintain all other federal eligibility requirements each semester enrolled at COTC to maintain Coshocton Promise eligibility.
  • Eligibility determined each year based on household income on the FAFSA and continued Coshocton County residency.
  • Enroll in as little as one credit hour in your program each semester.
  • No lifetime dollar limit to Promise awards.

    * The plan of study for each COTC degree or certificate will state whether it is aid-eligible.

WHERE can eligible students use Coshocton Promise funds?

Enroll at any COTC campus or online.

HOW can students apply for the COTC Coshocton Promise?

No separate application; students who have been admitted, completed the FAFSA and submitted any additional documentation requested for the financial aid process will automatically be considered.

Take These Steps:

  • Apply and be admitted to COTC.
  • Complete the FAFSA (students are encouraged to file the FAFSA by the priority filing date) for intended first semester of enrollment, and annually thereafter.
  • Receive your notification letter.
  • Register for classes.

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NEWARK, Ohio, Nov. 15, 2018–Central Ohio Technical College’s (COTC) ambitious new Coshocton Promise program makes free college a reality for eligible Coshocton County residents. The Coshocton Promise guarantees that COTC will fund the gap between tuition (instructional and general fees) and remaining student need after all other private scholarships, institutional, federal and state aid are exhausted. Under the program, all tuition will be covered for students annually reporting a household income of $60,000 or less on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).