Financial Aid

Financial Aid Resources

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Net-Price Calculator

Cincinnati 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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Cost of Attendance

An estimate of educational expenses used in determining a student’s eligibility for financial aid.
Cincinnati State Cost of Attendance 2019-20

Cincinnati State Student Cost of Attendance 2018-19

Retrieve Your Financial Aid and Loan History

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student aid.

Gainful Employment

Federal 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

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. 

Attendance Policy
Book Voucher Policy (updated Sept. 2017)
Eligible Courses Policy
Enrollment and NS designations Policy 
Federal Work-Study Program Handbook 
Official and Unofficial Withdrawals of Title IV  (Federal Student Aid) Recipients)  
Packaging Policy
Repeated Courses
Return of Title IV Funds Policy 
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
Student Loan Policy

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