What is the cost of tuition? How is tuition calculated?
Review the COTC tuition cost breakdown above, which outlines the
fee per credit hour based upon residency.
Academic Plans of Study show how many classes and credit hours a
student must take to complete a certificate or degree. Find the Plan of Study for the program you are
interested in to help calculate tuition based on the total
number of credit hours needed to complete a certificate or
What happens if I change my schedule or drop a class?
We understand that life happens and sometimes you may need to
drop a class or withdrawal from the semester. Please
consult with Student Financial Services anytime one of these
changes is made. There are established refund schedules for all
courses and depending on when you withdraw will determine if
there are a tuition refund and a financial aid adjustment.
For most full-semester courses, students have the first 14 days
of the semester to drop or withdraw and receive a 100% tuition
refund. After the 14th day, the student will be responsible
to pay for the course(s). First and second term courses can be
dropped up to the fourth day of the course and receive a 100%
refund. Flexibly scheduled courses and some other courses
that have attendance requirements may have a specialized refund
date. View the list of courses and
their refund deadlines.
Please review the academic
calendar to determine when a class can be dropped for a
full tuition refund. Flex and term courses have specific
dates determined each semester so please contact us with specific
Once you pass the 100% refund period for a course, you will be
responsible for the entire cost of that class. If you
received financial aid for those classes, your aid could be
reversed and you would be responsible to pay back any excess
financial aid you received that you did not earn by dropping your
If I qualify for a refund, when and how do I get it?
Excess financial aid or a refund is disbursed during the fifth
week of the semester once attendance has been reported. The
excess financial aid refunding process will begin after aid is
disbursed. You will be notified by email to your COTC email
account if a refund has been processed.
We strongly encourage all students to sign up for direct deposit
to receive their refunds in the quickest way possible. To
enter your direct deposit information:
- Login to my.cotc
- Student Financial Services Card
- Click on Direct Deposit
- Click Direct Deposit Information – Non-Payroll.
- Complete and submit the form
Students will be sent a notification from Student Financial
Services once any refund has been processed.
What happens if my account is past due?
Throughout the semester and at the end of every semester, we
review accounts that are past due and add financial holds.
Students cannot register for classes when they have a
Once a student is no longer enrolled, accounts will be added to
past due accounts receivable. Students will receive
a series of letters and emails notifying them of an outstanding
balance and encouraging them to set up an
internal payment plan with the end goal of paying off
any balance within twenty-four months.
If students fail to communicate or do not make sufficient
payments, they may be placed with the Ohio Attorney General’s
Office (OAG), as they act as the institution’s collection agency.
The OAG assesses collection costs and there may also be
additional collection charges assessed. The OAG also has the
ability to pull student’s Ohio State refund taxes or lottery
winners to offset debts owed to the institution.
If you have questions about a past due account, please contact
Teresa McGinnis at 740.364.9524.