Paying for College
Paying for college can be one of the toughest parts of earning your degree but it shouldn’t prevent you from achieving your goal of attending and graduating from college. Cuyahoga Community College has many options, which include grants, scholarships, student loans, and public benefits. Learn more about various financial resources available at Tri-C.
How much does it cost?
The tuition and fees at Cuyahoga Community College are one of the most affordable options in Northeast Ohio. Tri-C is supported by the taxpayers of Cuyahoga County and assisted by the state of Ohio to maintain modest tuition and fees. View our current tuition and fee schedule.
See how Tri-C's tuition compares to other local institutions.
How to Pay Tuition:
- Check or Money Order
- Credit Card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover Card). *As of October 1, 2015, credit card payments are no longer accepted in person at the enrollment centers due to changing regulations that affect Cuyahoga Community College. We will continue to accept cash and check payments. For your convenience, you can use any kiosk or student workstation on campus to make credit card payments. My Tri-C Space online payment transactions are quick and convenient, and can be done any time from an Internet connected device.
- A 2.4 percent surcharge will continue to be applied to all credit and debit card payments. Pay by cash, check or EFT to avoid the surcharge. If you have questions, please view the FAQ.
- Tuition Payment Plan- View payment plan options
- Pay Past Due Balance- Once your account has been submitted to the Ohio Attorney General, you must pay them directly. Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) is required to send all unpaid accounts to the State of Ohio for Collections. Accounts with balances are submitted to the State at the end of each term.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial Aid helps students and their families pay for college. This financial assistance covers educational expenses including tuition and fees, books and supplies. There are several types of financial aid, including grants and scholarships, work-study and loans. There are 3 types of aid available at Tri-C:
- Scholarships or 529 Payments Plans - Scholarships and grants are based on financial need and don't have to be repaid. Find out about Tri-C's scholarship options.
For payments from 529 plans or scholarship payments from outside resources (private organizations, churches, private foundations), please view the 529 payment plan option.
- Work Study - A work-study job lets you earn money while you're in school. Find out more about student employment.
- Loans - Loans are borrowed money used as an investment in your future. They must be repaid with interest. Learn about student loans.
Third Party Sponsor
- 3rd Party Sponsor Payments- Individual companies or agencies may view the following schedules and information to sponsor students at Cuyahoga Community College.
Where to Pay Tuition
- Enrollment Centers- The enrollment centers are located on each campus to assist students with paying their tuition/fees and any other financial transactions students and community members may have with the College. Enrollment center locations and hours of operation.
- On-Line- Registered students may log in to My Tri-C Space at my.Tri-c.edu and click the Paying for College tab
- By Phone- Students can pay tuition and fees via phone by calling 216-987-6000
Tuition Payment for Workforce, Corporate College and Community Programs
Register and Pay for Workforce Classes
Register and Pay for Corporate College Classes
Register and Pay for Community Education Classes