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    Financial Aid Handbook

    We know that the thought of paying for college can be overwhelming. While you, as a student, are primarily responsible for financing your education, the Financial Aid Office is here to help you with other sources of funding. These funds may come from a student grant, scholarship, loan or work-study program. Please review the Financial Aid Handbook for details regarding policies and procedures.

    MISSION  The Office of Financial Aid at Edison State Community College is comprised of a team of dedicated, purpose-driven professionals. We are committed to serving students by providing them with information and guidance to secure the necessary financial resources to meet their educational goals and financial obligations to the institution. We provide quality, student-centered service in delivering information on federal, state, institutional and private sources of financial aid. In pursing our mission, we strive to uphold the highest degree of professionalism, confidentiality, honesty and integrity; embrace emerging technologies; and work efficiently and collaboratively with all areas of the College with resilience and determination. We recognize that only together can we achieve our common goals of enhancing enrollment and retention and ensuring the academic success of our students.


    Let us help you learn how to finance your education! Every student's financial situation is unique. Our financial aid administrators are here to help you understand the financial aid process and how it applies to you and your specific situation. Our staff will assist you in finding the funds necessary to pursue higher education without accumulating unnecessary debt. In addition to scheduling an appointment, walk–in financial aid advising hours are also available and are listed on this page.

    FAFSA  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application used to apply for the federal student aid programs offered by the U.S. Department of Education. All individuals entering college are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA.

    Pell Grant  The Federal Pell Grant provides need-based grants to undergraduate students who demonstrate the highest levels of financial need as determined by FAFSA results. The awarded amount is dependent upon financial need, cost of attendance, enrollment status and whether the student plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.

    Scholarships  Scholarships are a form of gift aid that typically does not have to be repaid. Academic merit is typically the basis for determination of scholarship recipients, although financial need is also sometimes taken into consideration. Scholarships may be awarded based upon a variety of criteria.

    Student Education Loans  Student education loans are a form of financial assistance provided to students pursuing an education that must be repaid by the student.

    Student Worker Programs  Student Worker Programs provide students with the opportunity to work on campus while going to school. If hired, your supervisor will work with you to schedule your work hours around your class schedule.

    Federal and State Grants  The U.S. Department of Education offers a variety of federal grants, mostly need-based, to students attending community colleges. The State of Ohio also makes efforts to see that immediate cost-savings are available to students based on a number of factors.

    Unusual Enrollment History  Comprehensive information regarding U.S. Department of Education regulations intended to prevent fraud and abuse in the Federal Pell Grant and Direct Loan Programs.

    Net Price Calculator  The Net Price Calculator provides you with an estimate of how much students similar to yourself, have paid to attend Edison State Community College.

    Forms & Important Information  Downloadable financial aid policies and forms online.

    Education Tax Credits  Information on education tax credits, deductions and savings plans.

    Addendums and Resources  Check for addendums or changes to the current year's Financial Aid Handbook. Access resources to help you through the financial aid process including links to online sites and information.