Tuition is charged on the basis of residence in the State of Ohio and residence outside of the State of Ohio. A student with a question of their right to claim legal residence in the State of Ohio for educational purposes may request the College review their residency status. The student initiates the review process by submitting a completed Review of Residency form to the Office of the Registrar. The Review of Residency form should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar at least five working days prior to the beginning of the term in which the student plans to enroll.
Proof of residency will be required when requesting a review of residency. An Ohio Driver’s license or Ohio State Identification Card is required. A lease, deed, or notarized letter to validate living in the state is required. Proof of paying Ohio income tax; bank statements; voter registration card; employment letters all can be considered as support documents to validate residency status. Other documents may be requested as needed.
For more details, review the document Guidelines for Ohio Residency.
Tuition Reciprocity for Northern Kentucky Residents
Cincinnati State does not charge out-of-state tuition add-ons to residents of Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton Counties in Kentucky. To qualify for reciprocity, students must be admitted to Cincinnati State as a degree-seeking student and enroll in an eligible associate degree program. To be admitted a student must submit an admission application, have high school and college (if applicable) transcripts mailed to Cincinnati State, and complete the placement test. Certificate programs are excluded from this tuition reciprocity agreement.
This same reciprocity agreement enables graduates of Cincinnati State who are residents of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren Counties in Ohio to enroll in certain baccalaureate degree programs at Northern Kentucky University and pay Kentucky resident tuition rates. Graduates must satisfy all NKU regular transfer admission requirements, including any requirements of the specific baccalaureate program.
Tuition Reciprocity for Indiana Residents
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College does not charge out-of-state tuition to residents of Adams, Allen, Blackford, Clark, Dearborn, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Henry, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Switzerland, Union, Washington, Wayne, and Wells Counties in Indiana who are admitted and enroll in Cincinnati State associate’s degree or certificate programs. All Cincinnati State Nursing programs are excluded from this reciprocity agreement.
To be admitted, students must submit an admission application, have high school and college (if applicable) transcripts mailed to Cincinnati State, and complete placement testing. A $10 admission fee is charged at the time students pay their first registration Cincinnati State requires no application fee.
This same reciprocity agreement enables residents of Butler, Darke, Mercer, Preble, Shelby, and Van Wert Counties in Ohio to attend Ball State University, Indiana University East, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana (Region 6 or Region 9) and Purdue University College of
Technology at Muncie and Richmond and pay Indiana resident tuition rates. There are some program exclusions and program enrollment limits.
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