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Paying for College

Students at ZSC utilize various methods for paying for college. Scholarships, loans, and grants are available to those who qualify. If you prefer to pay out of pocket for your education, a payment plan is available.

View frequently asked questions about paying for college.

ZSC partners with Student Connections to ensure that students can take control of their repayment when the time comes. To download their flyer, click HERE. 

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees, which includes Instructional, General, and General Career Services fee, will be charged at the rate of $194 per credit hour for residents of Ohio.

Federal Student Aid

Financial Aid is money provided to assist students in meeting the cost of attending college. It includes grants, loans and student employment. Students are required to file for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their eligibility. If you need assistance, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 740.588.5000, Option 3.

Cost of Attendance

To determine your aid eligibility, we start by estimating how much attending Zane State College will cost in a given year. We take estimated direct costs (costs you pay Zane State) and add them to estimated indirect costs (costs you may incur while attending and pay to others). The result is a standard academic year’s Cost of Attendance for a full-time student. Your actual expenses may be more or less than the average estimates used.

Cost of Attendance 2023-2024 Academic Year

Estimated costs and expenses are used for determining financial aid eligibility. Costs may vary by student type and housing situation. Amounts below are for full-time enrollment (12 hours or more) for a two-semester standard academic year at Zane State College. Part-time tuition costs are prorated accordingly.

Summer semester costs are calculated separately. A 12-month cost of attendance would add the standard year plus summer.

Zane State determines the amount of financial aid you’re eligible for by estimating the cost of attendance for the average student, then subtracting your Expected Family Contribution, determined by the federal government from the information you provide on your F​​AFSA​.

Cost of Attendance – Expected Family Contribution = Financial Need


Over 100 scholarships. Only 1 application. Students with a 2.75 or higher GPA are encouraged to apply!

Visit Scholarship Central for additional scholarship opportunities not provided by Zane State College as well as the Foundation Scholarship page.

The Financial Aid Department can assist you with exploring your options for paying for college. Questions about FAFSA, federal loans and grants, financial aid verification, and exit counseling should be directed here.

The Business Office can assist you with your account. Questions about tuition payments, payment plans and refunds should be directed here.