Paying for college can be a challenge. At Terra State, we are ready to help you find financial resources to earn your certificate or degree so you can create your future without overwhelming college debt!

Is Terra State affordable?

Yes! Terra State is one of the most affordable colleges in Ohio. Whether you are pursuing a certificate, associate degree or planning to transfer to a four-year institution, Terra State is a smart choice financially.

Tuition & Fees

Save thousands by choosing Terra State (comparison based on full time, first-year averages of all four-year, not-for-profit colleges in Ohio)

Tuition & Fees

How can I pay for my education?

Terra State assists students in finding a way to pay for the educational dream. 70% of our students receive some form of financial assistance. By visiting the links found below, you can learn more about the different options available:

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Payment Options

If you need to set up a payment plan, submit information for employer funding, are looking for options on past-due accounts or how to submit an appeal, start here!
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The U.S. Department of Education allots some money to be used for grant awards. Grants are generally need-based aid that do not need to be repaid.
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Scholarships range in amounts and how they are awarded, some are based on academic merit, others on financial need, and some have different stipulations that are spelled out in the scholarship application.
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Student Loans

Loans may be also be an option - there are several types but all loans must be repaid.

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Student Employment

Student employment is a great way to earn some extra money working part time while going to school.

Learn more about Financial Aid

More success, more opportunities!

Yes! A Terra State certificate or degree is well worth the effort. Why?

You will increase your earning potential.

With an associate degree your earning potential will increase 62% when compared to someone with just a high school diploma, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Degree holders earn $836 per week while someone with just a high school diploma earns $712 per week. That is almost $6,448 more a year - think about this amount over a lifetime of working!

You will be more attractive to employers.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate drops from 4.6 to 3.4 when comparing someone with an associate degree to a person with just a high school diploma. This means there are more opportunities available to someone with a degree than without!

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