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  • 25&UP Tuition Waiver

    Edison State Community College is paving the way for adults ages 25&UP to enroll in accelerated degree, certificate or short-term certificate programs by waiving 100% of the tuition cost with the 25&UP FINISH FAST tuition waiver. Whether seeking career advancement or furthering their education, students taking advantage of the 25&UP FINISH FAST tuition waiver can get on an accelerated path to earning a credential in as little as one semester. The 25&UP FINISH FAST tuition waiver applies to any accelerated associate degree, short-term technical certificate or one-year certificate offered in-person or online at Edison State. 

    The 25&UP FINISH FAST tuition waiver covers 100% of the cost of tuition, which includes the instructional fee, general fee, technology fee, activity fee and career services fee. Students are responsible for lab fees for individual courses, security fees, books and additional fees. The 25&UP FINISH FAST tuition waiver covers the cost of tuition for up to four (4) semesters or until the program is completed, whichever occurs first.

    *The 25&UP FINISH FAST tuition waiver is available to Ohio residents only.



    Take advantage of the 100% tuition waiver by completing the steps below.

    Number 1

    COMPLETE your Edison State admission.
    Apply now and meet with your Career Pathways Advisor to register for classes.

    Number 2

    FILE the FAFSA.
    Your FAFSA must be on file before the waiver can be awarded. File as soon as possible to ensure completion and verification requirements are met.

    Number 3

    SUBMIT the 25&UP FINISH FAST Tuition Waiver application.
    After submission, be sure to check your email for updates.  



  • The waiver covers 100% of the base tuition rate. Tuition rates are charged per credit hour and include the instructional fee, general fee, technology fee, activity fee and career services fee. Any financial aid awarded to the student will pay first.

    The waiver does not cover the cost of textbooks and other course supplies, lab fees for individual courses, the security fee, proficiency exam fee, portfolio evaluation fee, student records fee, online course fee and web-flex course fee. Repeat courses are not covered by the tuition waiver.

    You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

    • You are 25 or older by the start of the first day of classes in which you are enrolled.
    • You must be an Ohio resident.
    • You complete and submit an application for admission to Edison State and an application for the 25&UP FINISH FAST tuition waiver program, declaring your intention to enroll in an accelerated degree program, certificate program or short-term technical certificate program.
    • You submit the FAFSA and accept any grants and/or scholarships that you may qualify for.
    • You stay continuously enrolled at Edison State in the 25&UP FINISH FAST program each fall and spring semester.
    • Upon completion of your 25&UP FINISH FAST program of study, your eligibility for the waiver will end.

    All waiver requirements must be submitted prior to the start of the semester to ensure adequate processing time for eligibility verification and awarding. Students must remain in good academic standing to retain waiver eligibility.

    Students MUST file the FAFSA before the waiver can be awarded. Students MUST accept any grants and/or scholarships that may be awarded before receiving the waiver.

    • It is recommended to file the FAFSA as soon as possible.
    • Visit and enter Edison State’s code: 012750
    • This is a last-dollar waiver that is only applied to students’ accounts after all other grants and/ or scholarships are awarded.
    • If other forms of financial aid cover tuition charges for the semester, the waiver will not be applied.

    • Accelerated associate degree programs takes one year, plus one-half or one full semester to complete, assuming that no developmental coursework is needed.
    • Certificates will take approximately one year to complete.
    • Short-term technical certificates can be completed in as little as one semester.

    The 25&UP FINISH FAST tuition waiver allows students to count prior learning experience as credit toward their accelerated associate degree, certificate or short-term technical certificate. For more information on this option, visit

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  • Email for more info

    1973 Edison Drive


    859 West Market Street


    601 Wagner Avenue


    450 Washington Jackson Road


    Edison State reserves the right to amend or cancel this tuition waiver program due to capacity issues at any time.