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The primary goal of the Financial Aid Office is to assist students whom, without financial aid, might not be able to attend college. One of our philosophies is that finances should NOT be a deterrent in pursuing one’s lifelong goals of a higher education. Ohio Technical College has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance to participate in all federal financial aid programs which include Grants, Student Loans and Parent Loans.
As an accredited institution, student financial aid is available to OTC students who qualify. There are various federal student aid programs, including:
Step 1: Applying for Aid – In order to determine whether you qualify to receive student financial aid, start by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may use the FAFSA website to complete and submit your financial aid application electronically. We will verify the details on your FAFSA and let you know if any additional information is needed from you to complete the processing. Start the FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION Process now!
Step 2: Your Award Package – After your FAFSA is submitted and your information is verified, you will receive a personalized Award Package from the Ohio Technical College’s Financial Aid office detailing the amount of aid you are eligible to receive and a detailed payment schedule with multiple options to cover any remaining tuition balance, if applicable.. All of the documents required to accept your financial aid are included in your personal Award Package
Step 3: Addressing a Tuition Balance Not Covered by Financial Aid
Grants are monies awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. This money is applied to the student’s educational expenses and does not need to be repaid. At the time of this catalog’s publication, Ohio Technical College participates in the grant programs listed below. But because grant programs are added and discontinued from time to time, be sure to check with your Financial Aid representative about available grants.
Scholarships can be applied to the cost of your program while attending Ohio Tech. OTC Scholarships are available annually at the following eligible competitions: Automobile Dealer Associations, Future Farmers of America (FFA), Skills USA, Hot Rodders Scholarship Additional Ohio Tech Scholarships are available from many sources, including: High School Instructor Seminar Scholarships, President’s Open House Scholarship, Instructor Alumnus Scholarship, Family Alumnus Grant Online sources include: Fastweb.com
Millions of dollars of scholarships are awarded annually by independent clubs, organizations, companies and non-profit organizations. To help get your scholarship search started, visit www.ohiotech.edu/scholarships for links to some scholarship search sites and specific scholarship opportunities. Ohio Tech reserves the right to revoke, suspend or limit scholarships based upon a student’s attendance, compliance with school policies, academic progress, and other factors that are evaluated by the College. All scholarship recipients must adhere to the terms set forth by the Financial Aid Department and must comply with these terms to maintain their scholarship. The following terms apply to all Ohio Tech scholarships:
Please note: since these opportunities are outside of OTC/PSI, eligibility requirements and application deadlines may change without our knowledge. We are providing this information as a courtesy to you.
Other scholarship opportunities:
The following terms apply to your scholarship:
Zinch Scholarship Search
American Welding Society
Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship for High School and College Students. Check website for details.
Automotive Scholarships Numerous scholarships for High School and College students. Check website for details.
Collision Education Foundation Scholarship opportunities for collision repair students attending career and technical schools and colleges.
Electrical Generating System Association (EGSA) Eligible applicants will be full-time students, have a declared major related to On-Site Power Generation industry subjects and have a minimum 2.8 GPA. Scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.8 GPA to continue their participation in the program.
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
Women’s Industry Network Scholarship
AFSA Scholarships High school seniors $2000 and $1000 award. See website for details.
The Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarship
Coca-Cola Scholars offer $20,000, $10,000 and $3,000 awards. See website for details.
College Answer High school or college student $1000 scholarship monthly enter online or by mail
College Prowler High school or college student essay contest and no essay required entries each month
Cumberland Farms Believe & Achieve Scholarship Program: (Must reside within 30-mile radius of a Cumberland Farms retail location)
The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum High school student essay contest. Check website for details and deadline.
Kohl’s Cares Scholarship
The Zebra.com Ohio Tour Guide Scholarship
University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship
HSF/Haz La U Scholarship
Latino College Dollars
For more information please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 1-800-322-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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