At Owens Community College, your success is our mission. Whether you are working on your degree to get a new job, to get a better job or to transfer to a four-year college or university, we want to help you succeed.
To help you reduce the time and cost of achieving an associate degree, we've created a Tuition Guarantee that locks in your tuition. Our goal is to help you get into the workforce or transfer more quickly, so you can spend more time doing the things you love.
All associate degree-seeking; new, continuing or returning Ohio residents and reciprocity students who enroll for at least 15 credits in Fall Semester or Spring Semester will be guaranteed no increase in tuition and general and instructional fees so long as they comply with the requirements of the program.
Tuition and fees are based on rates in effect during the semester the student enrolls full time.
Students must commit to:
- Maintaining continuous, full-time enrollment (at least 15 credit hours) in fall and spring semesters for three years or until they complete their degree, whichever comes first.
- Signing a Pledge commitment form.
- Creating an academic plan with their Owens Advisor.
- The Pledge can be found on your Ozone account under the Academic Info tab.
How does the program work?
Students will be charged the current tuition rate at the time of registration and will be guaranteed that rate for up to three consecutive academic years. If tuition increases while you are in the program, you will pay the new increased rate. If you meet all program requirements, you will be refunded the difference between the increased rate and your guaranteed rate at the end of each semester. If your tuition is paid by a third-party or non-refundable scholarship, the third-party or donor will be refunded.
How long is the tuition rate guaranteed?
The duration of this program shall be three consecutive academic years from the beginning of enrollment in the program.
Do I have to be an Ohio resident to participate in the program?
Yes, you must be considered an Ohio resident or a reciprocity student to participate in the program. If you are unsure of your status, you can speak with someone in Oserve.
Do I have to sign a Pledge?
Yes, this Pledge is part of your commitment toward meeting the program criteria and must be completed on your Ozone account by the 14th day of your first semester in this program.
The Pledge can be found at on your Ozone account under the Academic Info tab.
What is an academic plan and when must it be created by?
An academic plan lists the courses needed to complete your selected academic program in the order they need to be taken.
Your advisor can help you create this plan, which must be completed by the end of the second semester of enrollment in this program.
How do I find out who my advisor is?
You can find your advisor by logging onto Ozone and clicking Find Your Advisor in the Academic Profile box.
Can I attend in the summer?
Summer enrollment is optional and is not considered a break from the program. Students who choose to enroll in a Summer semester will pay the frozen rate if attending full time.
Can I take developmental education courses while in the program?
Yes, you are eligible to take developmental education courses and they are counted toward your enrollment of at least 15 credits.
What if I finish my program in less than three years?
There is no penalty for completing your degree in less than three years.
What if it takes longer than three years to finish my program?
Courses taken after the end of the program will be at the tuition rate in effect at that time.
What if I can't get my classes because they are not offered or full?
The College will make every effort to assist students with enrollment in an alternate course to ensure students are enrolled the required hours. These situations will be reviewed and documented by the Vice President of Academic Affairs or designee.
What if I don't enroll full time?
Students who do not maintain at least 15 credit hours for fall and spring semesters are not eligible for the program and will be charged the current rate of tuition for that semester.
What if I am in the military and am called up?
Students who have to withdraw due to military call-up will not be impacted by the consecutive year requirements of this program. Upon returning to Owens, these students will receive the opportunity to re-engage in the program and to complete the remaining semesters (up to 9 semesters in total) of the program.
You can set up a Deferred Payment Plan (DPP) through your Ozone account to create 4 installment payments for your spring or fall bill, and 3 installment payments for your summer bill.
The DPP due dates for Fall 2020 are as follows:
Fall 2020: August 24, September 24, October 24, and November 24
There is a $25 non-refundable fee for this payment option. Any payments that are incomplete or made late are subject to a $30 non-refundable late fee.
The Deferred Payment Plan is a contract. You can only set up one per semester, and once it is set, you are responsible for following through with the terms of the agreement. If you add additional classes, or other fees are added to your account after setting up the DPP, you are responsible for making those payments immediately. If you drop classes after setting up the DPP you are still responsible for making the installment payments, in the amounts originally set up, until your semester balance is paid in full.
Once you set up the Deferred Payment Plan using your Ozone account, a confirmation email will be sent to your Omail account with payment due dates and amounts. Please refer to this email for more information about this payment option.
Deferred Payment Plan Payments must be received both online and in person by 12 p.m. EST on the payment due dates for the semester.
There are time clocks located by the drop box at both the Findlay and Toledo locations. Please ensure to time stamp all drop box payments.
Financial aid disbursements are applied to students’ accounts on most Wednesdays and refunds are processed on Fridays. To learn more about our procedures, please visit www.owens.edu/financial_aid/understanding.
Financial Aid refund information:
Students who meet all eligibility requirements, including attendance, and who have financial aid remaining after tuition, fees, and book voucher purchases are paid, will receive a refund. Students whose aid is not ready for the first disbursement will receive their refund at a later date. For details, click here.
Please note that once you see a notice on your Ozone account that says Refund as Selected there are additional steps that must take place before the funds are available. If you are expecting a refund, you should receive it in the manner you selected within 3-5 business days after a refund appears on your student account.
If you have questions about your financial aid refund amount or timing please contact the Student Service Center at (567) 661-2387, or email your Oserve Advocate by using your Owens email account.
Third Party refund information:
If you have a Third Party, such as Veterans Benefits, TAA/WIA, or some other company paying for part or all of your tuition bill, you will experience an estimated 7 business day delay in the processing of your refund. If you have questions about either the amount or the timing of this type of refund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org using your Owens email account as Oserve is not able to provide specific details for Third Party billing.
Part of Term Z Class Drop/Withdrawal:
If you have had to contact Oserve for help dropping a Part of Term Z (flex term) class during the semester, any refund will be delayed by one week.
If you are interested in obtaining Financial Aid to help pay for school, the first step is to visit to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
To apply for financial aid for Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA using your 2018 tax information.
You must sign the application using your FSA ID, which can be obtained as part of the FAFSA application. Dependent students need their parent(s) tax information and both the student and at least one parent will need to sign the FAFSA by entering their FSA ID. Please do not share your FSA ID with anyone.
The Owens Community College School Code is 005753.
Enter this code when completing the FAFSA. Approximately one week after you submit a completed FAFSA, Owens will receive your information from the Department of Education.
Financial aid recipients who are expected to have funds remaining after tuition costs are covered can use the excess to purchase or rent books and to purchase supplies from the Owens Bookstore using a book voucher. For more information, click here.
The steps you need to take to have a hold removed or lifted from your account will depend on is the type of hold. Provided below is a list of the codes identifying the holds and who to contact:
Attorney General Hold - Please contact the Collections Department at (567) 661-7979
Accounts Receivable Hold - Please contact the Collections Department at (567) 661-7979
Academic Standing Hold - Please contact the Student Service Center at (567) 661-2387 to schedule an appointment to meet with your Academic Advisor.
Collections Hold - Please contact the Collections Department at (567) 661-7979
Financial Hold - Please contact the Student Service Center at (567) 661-2387 to schedule an appointment to meet with your Oserve Advocate.
International Hold - Please contact the Office of International Programs and Services at (567) 661-2773
Promissory Note Hold - Please contact the Student Service Center at (567) 661-2387 to schedule an appointment to meet with your Oserve Advocate.
Repeat Policy Hold - Academic Repeat Policy exceeded for one or more courses. Please contact the Student Service Center at (567) 661-2387 to schedule an appointment to meet with your Academic Advisor.
Student Athlete Hold - Please contact the Athletic Department at (567) 661-7393
Visa Hold - Please contact the Office of International Programs and Services at (567) 661-2773
Write-off Hold – Please contact the Collections Department at (567) 661-7979
Please visit our Tuition and Fees page for a breakdown of the tuition and fees per credit hour for the semester you are planning to attend.
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