Pay Your Tuition


Spring 2024 tuition due date: Jan. 1 or the day of registration if registering after.

​​Your tuition must be in a paid status to avoid late fees and/or the drop for non-payment/deregistration fees. 

Pay online

Students who qualify can use financial aid

Students with finalized financial aid will start to see their aid post to their accounts 10 days prior to the start of the semester.  Please view your account at – Student Financial Services Card – My Financial Aid.  All pending financial aid will be viewable here. If you do not see your financial aid, please contact our office to determine why your aid is not pending.  If your aid is not enough to cover your balance, you will need to make a payment out of pocket by the published due date. 

Students can pay out of pocket either in full or by making payments.

Students can pay tuition in full


Online at myCOTC by e-check, VISA, Mastercard, American Express or Discover
Pay online

By check

Please be sure to include your name and ID on any check payments.

  • Checks can be mailed to Student Financial Services, 1179 University Drive, Newark OH 43055.
  • Check can also be dropped off at the Newark Campus. There is a drop box located outside of Student Financial Services in Hopewell Hall.

Students can use the COTC Tuition Payment Plan

COTC offers a payment plan that will break your spring semester tuition into four installments:

  • Jan. 1
  • Feb. 1
  • March 1
  • April 1

Once the form is submitted electronically and the first installment, plus the $27 service charge is paid, the student will be in a paid status for the semester.  Reminder emails will be sent a week before each subsequent installment is due.

Payment Plan Form

Students can use external funding to pay tuition

External funding sources can be employer-funded assistance, third party or other agency assistance. 

The deadline for submission of employer, third party, or agency sponsorship is the first Friday of classes each semester. Late submission will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and does not guarantee acceptance or processing of payment.

COTC does not accept employer, third party or agency sponsorship that is grade dependent in order for payment to be issued.  COTC recommends submitting requests for College Savings, 529 or Ohio Tuition Trust payments 4-6 weeks before the start of the semester. Please include student name and COTC ID# on checks and mail to Student Financial Services Office, 1179 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055.

Students who qualify can use veteran benefits

COTC works with students receiving a variety of veteran’s benefits including VR&E, GI Bill®, Ohio National Guard Scholarship, Federal Tuition Assistance & Military Spouse Career Advancements Accounts (MyCAA).  Please visit our Veteran’s Educational Benefits page for additional information about all of the benefits available and what your next steps should be.

Students can enter into a consortium agreement

Many students take COTC classes while enrolled at another college, either to fulfill prerequisites or to earn their degree more quickly.  Students participating in these courses at COTC may be able to receive various types of aid from their home institutions by initiating a Consortium Agreement between the two institutions. If you believe that this agreement may pertain to you, please contact Lisa Gangwer at or 740.366.9223.