Make free college a reality at COTC this fall

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for eligibility

NEWARK, Ohio, June 27, 2019—There's still time for eligible Coshocton County residents to get free college tuition for autumn semester 2019 through Central Ohio Technical College's (COTC) Coshocton Promise program. All current and prospective students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at soon to determine their eligibility. Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA by the July 15 priority filing date. Coshocton County residents who apply to COTC, are admitted and complete the FAFSA are automatically considered for the Coshocton Promise. Autumn semester begins August 20. To learn more, visit or call the COTC Coshocton Campus Admissions Office at 740.622.1408.

"To date, COTC has awarded more than $100,000 Promise dollars to make free college a reality for Coshocton County residents," said Faith Phillip, COTC director of financial aid. "I encourage all eligible Coshocton County residents to explore this program for themselves and their children."

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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. Students can enroll at any COTC campus or online.

Who is eligible?

Through COTC's new Coshocton Promise program, all tuition will be covered for students annually reporting a household income of $60,000 or less on the FAFSA and who meet other eligibility requirements. The Coshocton Promise is open to new, current or returning COTC students who do not already hold a bachelor's degree or an associate degree. Eligible students must be current Coshocton County residents who have lived in the county for at least one year. Recipients must be enrolled in an aid-eligible COTC degree or certificate program at any COTC campus or online. Current and returning COTC students must meet the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (visit

Initial Coshocton Promise funds are made possible through a unique public/private partnership between COTC and the Coshocton Foundation's Clarence and Grace Miller Scholarship endowment.

Complete an associate degree in Coshocton
COTC's Coshocton campus, located at 200 North Whitewoman St. in historic Roscoe Village, is a full-service state-of-the-art learning center offering 15 classrooms, distance-learning classrooms, as well as nursing, engineering technology, computer and other laboratory spaces. Students can complete several programs at the Coshocton campus as well as begin any of COTC's more than 45 associate degree and certificate programs in the following areas: healthcare, engineering technology, public services and safety, business and information technology, and transfer degrees in arts and sciences.

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.