Student Financial Aid

At Ohio Technical College, we believe that your college choice should be based on the quality of academic programs and opportunities available to you.

What types of Financial Aid are available?

As an accredited institution, student financial aid is available to OTC students who qualify. There are various federal student aid programs, including:

  • Grants – including the Pell Grant (PELL) and the Federal Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant program (FSEOG)
  • Student Loans – subsidized and unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan programs and the Perkins Loan program.
  • Parent Loans – the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) program among others.
  • Scholarships – OTC also participates in numerous scholarship programs.

Our Financial Aid Advisers will work to help you secure funding to cover your educational costs from a variety of sources including the federal government, state agencies, Veterans Affairs, private sources, corporate sources and Ohio Technical College itself.

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Financial Aid Application Process

The financial aid process at Ohio Technical College is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Step 1: Applying for Aid In order to receive student financial aid, you must fill out a free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and an OTC Financial Aid Information Form for every school year you are in attendance.You may use FAFSA website to complete and submit your financial aid application electronically, or complete a printed application and send it to the Financial Aid office for processing. We will verify the details on your FAFSA and additional information may be requested to complete the processing.If you DO NOT want to apply for Financial Aid, you must complete a Financial Aid Refusal Form form.
  2. Step 2: The Award After your FAFSA is entered and your information is verified, you will receive a personalized award package from the 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. We will work with you and your parents (if applicable) to determine the best way to pay for your education.
  3. Step 3: Applying for Loans By completing the FAFSA, you have already applied for Federal Student Loans. If eligible, the loan documents are included in the Award for you to complete and return to Financial Aid. If you need additional loans The PLUS loan (Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students) or an alternative student loan may also be used to cover remaining tuition balances and the cost of housing/living expenses.


For more information on loans or the financial aid process, please contact the OTC Financial Aid Office at 1-800-322-7000 or [email protected].


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