Financial Information


Setting the cost of attending Cincinnati State

The Ohio Department of Higher Education provides a “state share of instruction” subsidy to Cincinnati State for each Ohio resident enrolled at the College, along with other types of financial support.

However, the total revenues received from the state are less than half of the College’s annual operating costs. The balance must come from tuition, fees, and other sources.

Like most institutions of higher education, Cincinnati State charges a higher tuition rate to out-of-state students since the College does not receive a subsidy to help support the costs for their education.

However, residents of Kentucky and Indiana who live within commuting distance of Cincinnati State can obtain in-state tuition rates for most academic programs, as a result of reciprocity agreements that have been negotiated with government officials in those states. Additional information about these agreements is in the Residency section of this catalog.

Making college affordable

The Cincinnati State Office of Financial Aid assists in making college affordable, by helping current and prospective students learn about and apply for available grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs.

To contact the Financial Aid Office on Clifton Campus:
Phone: (513) 569-1530 Option #5