Edison State continues to serve our students via DISTANCE- and HYBRID-LEARNING technology in Fall 2020. For the most accurate information about COVID-19, visit odh.ohio.gov or cdc.gov.
COVID-19 Notice | 2020–2021 Academic Year
As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, the challenges and uncertainty for delivering course content remain in this COVID-19 environment. Edison State Community College intends to provide academic courses through a variety of formats, including hybrid, remote and online. Since unanticipated circumstances at any time could affect the ability to deliver course content in a particular manner, Edison State reserves the right to modify the delivery method for course content for the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. Irrespective of the delivery format Edison State’s competitive tuition and course fee structure shall remain the same for academic courses, consistent with published Edison State tuition and fee schedules. There will be no refund or reduction on tuition or course fees, since Edison State will be providing a full semester of instruction and awarding full academic credit to those who satisfactorily fulfill course requirements.
STUDENTS—Please monitor your ESCC email frequently. PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS—Monitor your email for responses from Edison State. If you do not receive an anticipated response, please check your spam folder.
NEW! There are now TWO convenient dropboxes at the Piqua Campus—one is located outside the Robinson Student Career Center—the other is located outside the North Hall entrance. We encourage you to use letter-size envelopes. SEAL the envelope and place name of recipient on the front.
The Edison State Community College Federal School Code is 012750.
Please contact a Resource Specialist at
937.778.8600 or email
Monday–Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday | Sunday
Monday: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Friday: Emergency Assistance Only Closed Saturday | Sunday
Student education loans are a form of financial assistance provided to students pursuing an education. All of the steps required for student grants are also required to determine your eligibility for student loans. Because of this, if you become ineligible for all federal student aid, this will include student loans.
Your eligibility for grants affects your loan amount. Therefore, grant eligibility is typically determined before loans are awarded. Loan processing typically takes longer than awarding of student grants. If you apply for student loans early, you have the option of canceling all or a portion of your loan amount before the money is disbursed to you. If you wait for your grant eligibility to be determined, you may put yourself in a situation where you would need to make payment on your classes while your student loans are being processed.
The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program allows students to borrow money to help pay their educational costs while they are in school. As long as the student is attending at least six credit hours and does not cease to attend for a period greater than six months, the student does not have to begin repaying the principle balance or the interest. Although, they may make payments if they so choose. In order to be eligible for this program students must:
Subsidized Student LoansThe interest on subsidized loans is paid by the federal government as long as the student is attending at least six credit hours and attends for a period greater than six months. Once repayment begins, interest will begin to accrue that the student will have to pay back. Eligibility for these loans is based, in part, on financial need.
Unsubsidized Student LoansUnsubsidized student loans accrue interest beginning on the day the loan is disbursed. However, the student does not have to begin repaying this interest and/or the principle balance until he or she drops below six credit hours or ceases to attend for a period greater than six months. Additionally, eligibility for these loans is not based on financial need. Even those students whose EFC is too high for them to receive grants may be eligible for unsubsidized loans.
IMPORTANT To take out a Direct Loan, you must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN), as well as Entrance Counseling (if it is your first student loan), and Exit Counseling upon departing. You can complete these steps online by clicking the button below.
Federal Direct Loan
The Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Parents is a form of aid supported by the Department of Education to help parents pay educational expenses for dependent, undergraduate students. Funds for this loan come directly from the federal government. They usually have low interest rates and offer attractive repayment terms, benefits, and options.
IMPORTANT To take out a Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Parents, you must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) as well as Entrance Counseling, Financial Awareness Counseling, and Exit Counseling upon departing. You can complete these steps online by clicking the button below.
Direct PLUS Loan
Alternative Education Loans are available from private lenders. The terms and conditions of these loans are set by the individual lender. Deferment of payments until after graduation is not offered by all lenders and interest rates may not be fixed.
IMPORTANT You may qualify for federal or state aid in place of or in addition to an alternative loan. We recommend you speak with a Financial Aid counselor to discuss your options as receiving an alternative loan may affect your eligibility for free or low-cost federal, state, or institutional aid.
The Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) provides financial assistance to Ohio students enrolled for at least half-time study (or accepted for enrollment) in an approved Ohio nurse education program. Click the button below for more information.
The Schell Loan is an interest-free loan, specific to Edison State students. This loan was funded by the Charles E. Schell Foundation. Charles E. Schell, upon establishment of the Foundation, specified the following qualifications for this loan:
Contact a Resource Specialist at 937.778.8600 for more information.
Student loans processed after the cut off for the regularly scheduled disbursements will be disbursed on a bi-weekly basis. Student loan borrowers should refer to their disclosure statement for the anticipated disbursement dates.
Additional ResourcesFrequently Asked QuestionsFederal Student Aid GatewayContact a Federal Student Loan ServicerLoan Repayment Calculator U.S. Department of Education Loan Default InformationNational Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)Federal Student Aid ID (FSAID)
Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans As a participant in the federal Title IV education loan program, Edison State Community College is required to have a Code of Conduct that, among other things, prohibits conflicts of interest, bans revenue-sharing and gifts and specifies acceptable services. For more information about these restrictions, click here.