Ohio Community College Launches Tuition Assistance Program

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in Cleveland, Ohio will cover tuition for students facing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

The newly launched program will offset tuition for new or returning students with financial needs that increased due to the pandemic, including unemployed individuals, graduating high school students who have to reconsider attending a four-year college or university due to financial hardship, and current college students who can’t afford to return to a four-year college or university. The program only applies to Cuyahoga County residents.

The assistance covers up to one year of academic courses or the full length of a workforce training program. Students can begin the program this summer or fall.

“These are uncertain times, but people don’t have to put their futures on hold,” Tri-C President Alex Johnson said in a news release. “Thanks to the generous support of Tri-C Foundation donors, this program will allow people to earn a degree or credential in a high-demand field that pays a family-sustaining wage without incurring any tuition costs.”

Students must complete a Full Tuition Assistance Eligibility form and the FAFSA.

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