Applying for Student Relief

We provide 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:

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.

Emergency funds

For shelter, food, medicine, and other basics.

Short-term assistance

To help with tuition and fees.

Technology assistance

To help gain computer equipment needed to take courses remotely.

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: https://web3.cincinnatistate.edu/eforms/eform.aspx?form_id=1941

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 Scholarships page.

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