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Cincinnati State is often called “the region’s greatest value in higher education.” That’s because we are committed to affordability and value for every student. As tuition and fees continue to rise explosively at most colleges and universities, Cincinnati State continues to provide educational excellence at an affordable price, and we offer financial aid for those who qualify.


Effective Fall 2014 for semesters

1 $148.64 $297.28
2 $297.28 $594.56
3 $445.92 $891.84
4 $594.56 $1,189.12
5 $743.20 $1,486.00
6 $891.84 $1,783.68
7 $1,040.48 $2,080.96
8 $1,189.12 $2,378.24
9 $1,337.76 $2,675.52
10 $1,486.40 $2,972.80
11 $1,635.04 $3,270.08
12 $1,783.68 $3,567.36
13 $1,923.32 $3,864.64
14 $2,080.96 $4,161.92
15 $2,229.60 $4,459.20
16 $2,378.24 $4,756.48
17 $2,526.88 $5,053.76
18 $2,675.52 $5,351.04
19 $2,824.16 $5,648.32
20 $2,972.80 $5,945.60
21 $3,121.44 $6,242.88
22 $3,270.08 $6,540.16
23 $3,418.72 $6,837.44
24 $3,567.36 $7,134.72
25 $3,716.00 $7,432.00

* Kentucky and Indiana residents will be charged Ohio in-state tuition when applicable under reciprocity agreements.

Net Price Calculator

A net price calculator is a tool to estimate a prospective students financial aid; subtracts that amount from the College costs and provides a "net price," an estimated amount a student may need to pay or borrow. We invite you to access the calculator below.

The Cincinnati State Net Price Calculator


Effective Fall 2013

Lab Fees/Course Fees

  • Standard lab and/or course fee: $30 per lab catalog contact hour (see example)
  • Special lab and/or course fee: Some courses have additional fees related to the cost of consumable materials and/or special supplies and equipment used in specific degree or certificate programs.
  • Web-based courses: $5 per credit hour


An Ohio resident registers for semester class IM 100, Computer Literacy. This course is listed in the College Catalog with 1 lecture contact hour, 2 lab contact hours, and 2 total credit hours.

Tuition is 2 (credit hours) x $148.64 = $297.28
Lab fee is 2 (lab contact hours) x $30 = $60
Total tuition and lab fee for this class is $297.28 + $60 = $357.28

Other Fees

  • Admission application Fee: $15 (one time fee)
  • Facility Fee: $9 per credit hour up to a maximum of $82.50
  • Registration Fee: $9 per semester
  • Technology Fee: $37.50 per semester

Parking Permits are available for $75 per semester.

Payment Information

Students are responsible for paying all charges incurred as a result of registering for classes. The College will not drop a student's classes nor reduce tuition charges/fees due to a student's non-payment of those charges. Students may receive a fee reduction for classes by formally withdrawing (dropping) from those classes for any reason. The amount of the fee reduction is based upon the date of withdrawal (drop) and calculated according to the College's published refund schedule.

Here are the College’s policies for refunds and non-attendance at classes.

The due date for tuition and fees payments is the fifth business day of each term. Payment may be remitted directly to the Cashier’s Office, Room 154 Main Building. Credit card payment is also available after logging in to MyCState, via the “Make a Payment” link on the MyServices internal website.

Students whose accounts are not fully paid by the fifth business day of each term will be enrolled in the college’s Extended Payment Plan, which defers the payment due date approximately four weeks. A $60 fee is assessed to the students’ accounts.

For more information, contact us.

Residency Guidelines

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.

Do you have questions?

For more information, contact us. We are happy to help.

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Location & Hours

Cashier's Office
Room 154 Main Building
3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223

(513) 569-1580 phone

Hours - Cashier's Office
9 am – 6:30 pm M
9 am – 5 pm Tu-F

Hours - Student Accounts Office
8 am – 6:30 pm M
8 am – 5 pm Tu-F

Service Fees

Effective Summer semester, 2015, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College will work with TouchNet to implement changes regarding payment options for tuition and fees. Click here for details.

Location & Hours

Office of Admission
Main Building
Room 181
(513) 861-7700 phone

8 am – 6:30 pm M–Th
8 am – 4:30 pm F

In addition, the Answer Center provides Office of Admission services from 8 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday.

Location & Hours

Office of Financial Aid
Main Building
Room 155
(513) 569-1530 phone
(513) 569-1469 fax

8 am – 6:30 pm M–Th
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