Clifton Campus Updates: Learn More

Apply for Student Relief Funds

Apply for Student Relief Funds

Cincinnati State provides access to several forms of financial support for students facing challenges that interfere with staying on track and graduating from your degree or certificate program.

Eligible students can get support for:

  • Emergency funds for shelter, food, medicine, and other basics.
  • Short-term assistance with tuition and fees.
  • Technology needed for completing courses remotely.
  • Other emergency needs

Student Support Funds are limited and are not guaranteed to all eligible students who apply.

  • Available funds are awarded at the discretion of the College and per donor guidelines.
  • A College representative may contact you if more information is needed.

Support Funds include:

Student Retention Focus Fund: Provides financial assistance to students at risk of dropping out because of unexpected financial setbacks, like loss of a job, a health crisis, transportation and child care costs, or hardships with rent or utilities. Funds are paid directly to the vendor (for instance, doctor, landlord, child care provider, utility company, etc.)

Charles E. Schell Foundation Loan Program: An interest-free loan program, designed as a pay-it-forward fund to help qualified students to secure a practical education that, without the loans, may not be otherwise attainable. Funds can be paid for tuition and fees or directly to a vendor.

  • Eligibility: Age 18 to 25, with cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, citizen of Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia or adjoining states, with parents of moderate means who are also citizens of these states. Students must be honest, upright, intelligent, of practical appearance, and loyal to the United States and its institutions including the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
  • To apply:

General Student Relief Fund: Provides financial assistance to eligible students in emergency situations if funding is not available through other emergency funds and/or College financial and payment plan arrangements.

If you need to borrow a laptop computer and/or an internet access “hotspot,” please complete the eForm COVID-19 Student Technology Loaner Program. (Must be logged into Blackboard/MyServices to access this form.)

For ongoing scholarship opportunities, visit the Financial Aid/Scholarships page.

For information on applying for Federal CARES ACT Emergency Grant Funding (for students enrolled for at least 6 credit hours in Spring Semester 2020 or Summer Semester 2020), visit

Want to contribute to Student Relief Funds? Visit

Binary Data

Get More Information

Complete this short form to download your free college brochure.