Getting ready for collegeGoing to college may be easier than you think. Get started by defining your goals and interests, understand the cost of college, and prepare academically and financially.
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Improve your financial literacy with CashCourseCashCourse is an online financial literacy program that to help students learn about good money management habits.
Net-Price CalculatorCincinnati State’s Net Price Calculator provides an estimate of how much federal financial aid you may qualify for and the approximate amount of tuition and fees you can expect to pay for on your own.
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Retrieve Your Financial Aid and Loan HistoryThe National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student aid.
Gainful EmploymentFederal regulations require institutions to disclose specified statistics for certificate programs, to let students know more about employment opportunities related to the certificate.
To be eligible for Federal Title IV financial aid funding, certificate programs must meet criteria for "gainful employment." This means the certificate program must prepare students for employment in a recognized occupation.
Certificate Programs that meet Gainful Employment criteria
Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement
Financial Aid Policies
Students who receive federal, state, and institutional financial aid should be aware of all financial aid policies that mandates their eligibility to receive student aid. There are several important policies listed below for review.
Book Voucher Policy (updated Sept. 2017)
Eligible Courses PolicyEnrollment and NS designations Policy
Federal Work-Study Program Handbook
Official and Unofficial Withdrawals of Title IV (Federal Student Aid) Recipients)
Repeated CoursesReturn of Title IV Funds Policy
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
Student Loan Policy
- Student Loans Payment Relief Options
- Student Loans Repayment Calculator
- Register for Selective Service
- Request a copy of your tax transcript