Financial Aid & Scholarships
Financial aid for your investment in education
Cincinnati State is committed to a high quality education at an affordable price, and we offer financial aid to those who qualify.
What must you do to be considered for financial aid?
To be considered for financial aid:
- You must complete the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA).
- You must be admitted to an eligible degree program or to certain certificate-granting programs.
- You must keep yourself informed concerning various terms and conditions of receiving aid, especially those concerning satisfactory academic progress, and must meet those conditions. It is the student’s responsibility to know, understand, and observe these policies.
- You must reapply for federal/state aid every year. January 1 of each year is the earliest time to begin filing for financial aid assistance at fafsa.ed.gov.
For full details, see How to Apply for Financial Aid.
What are the important deadlines for financial aid?
Don’t be left out! FAFSAs may be completed beginning January 1 each year. Submit your FAFSA by the priority deadline of February 15. That is the application deadline for full consideration for all forms of financial aid. FAFSA applications completed after the February 15 deadline will be considered based upon the availability of funds.
Check the details of any scholarships or grants you are interested in to determine their deadlines.
The Cincinnati State Scholarship Application is now available. The application and 2 letters of recommendation are due no later than February 15th!
Improve your financial literacy with CashCourse
Cincinnati State offers CashCourse, an online financial literacy program. CashCourse provides a variety of resources designed to help students develop positive money management habits. Visit CashCourse here.
For more information
Come to a Financial Aid Literacy Workshop the last Thursday of each month at 1:30pm in room 108 of the ATLC Building and 5:30 in the Student Services Resource Center (SSRC) located in room 151A of the Main Building. The dates of upcoming sessions include October 25 and November 29. Due to the holiday, there will not be a December session.