Welcome to Student Financial Services

We're here to help.

Overview

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. 

Student Debt Relief

The U.S. Department of Education and the  the Biden-Harris Administration have announced loan forgiveness plans to help working and middle-class federal student loan borrowers transition back to regular payment as pandemic-related support expires.  This plan includes loan forgiveness of up to $20,000 for prior Pell-Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for all other loan borrowers. To be eligible, the borrower’s annual income must be below $125,000 (individuals) and $250,000 (married couples/heads of households). If the U.S. Department of Education doesn’t have your income data – or if you don’t know if the U.S. Department of Education has your income data, the Administration will launch a simple application in the coming weeks. Borrowers can view their loan balances, and check their Pell Grant status by logging into their Federal Student Aid account online at studentaid.gov

Please visit https://studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement/ for the most up-to-date information.

If you want to be notified by the U.S. Department of Education when the application is open, please sign up on the Department of Education subscription page. You will have until December 21, 2023 to apply.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to attend COTC?

To learn about costs associated with attending COTC, please review our Tuition and Fees information.

How can I get help paying for college?

There are different types of aid available to help student with college costs. We encourage all students to complete a free application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) to be considered for financial aid. To learn more, please review our Financial Aid information.

Can I work on campus while attending COTC?

Yes! Students can get a job on campus while attending COTC. To learn more please review our student employment information

Can I come to campus to talk to someone in Student Financial Services?

Students are encouraged to connect with Student Financial Services:

EmailStudent Financial Services​
Phone: 740.366.9435
Fax: 740.364.9533

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Connect with Student Financial Services and Meet Our Staff

Contact Us

Email: nwk-studentfinancialservices@mail.cotc.edu 
Phone: 740.366.9435
Fax: 740.364.9533

Hours of Operation

Office Hours: 

  • Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                               
  • Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The office will be closed: May 30 & June 20

Staff Directory

Faith Phillips    
Director, Student Financial Services      
740.366.9492
phillips.495@mail.cotc.edu

Lisa Smith
Financial Aid Coordinator
740.366.9292
smith.4312@mail.cotc.edu

Misty Amacher
Assistant Director of Customer Service and  Processing
740.366.9459
amacher.1@mail.cotc.edu

Luci Hardesty
Default Management Coordinator
740.366.9425
hardesty.65@mail.cotc.edu

Jessica Mautz   
Assistant Director of Systems and Student Accounts      
740.364.9692  
mautz.19@mail.cotc.edu

Teresa McGinnis          
Student Accounts Receivable Specialist 
740.364.9524  
mcginnis.68@mail.cotc.edu

Jennifer Podesta          
Student Financial Specialist      
740.366.9446  
podesta.4@mail.cotc.edu

Nancy Shepard 
Student Financial Specialist      
740.366.9408  
shepard.91@mail.cotc.edu

Lisa Gangwer
Student Financial Specialist
740.366.9223
gangwer.10@mail.cotc.edu

Mark Rose
Student  Accounts Specialist
740.755.7334