Tuition Incentive Programs

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) is committed to student success and completion. Tri-C offers a variety of programs that not only save you money, but also put money in your pocket for achieving academic milestones. Tuition Guarantee locks in tuition rates for up to three years. 15+ Perks rewards you for enrolling full time each semester. And the new 30 Credit Hour Standard discounts summer tuition when you achieve 30 credits within the academic year. Sign up for tuition incentive programs on my Tri-C space.

Tuition Guarantee

The Tuition Guarantee program is an incentive for you to enroll full time for three years and pay the same tuition throughout that period.

Eligible students must:

  • Be a new student (first time in college)
  • Commit to a three-year agreement 
  • Attend consecutive fall and spring semesters with no breaks (summer attendance is optional)
  • Remain enrolled for at least 12 credit hours each term
  • Complete a Degree Works academic plan by the end of the second term of enrollment
  • Sign the Tuition Guarantee Program Agreement

15+ Perks

The 15+ Perks program is an incentive for you to enroll full time and earn rewards equal to 50% of tuition. It also helps keep you on track to complete a degree or certificate within two years.

Eligible students must:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  
  • Have completed all developmental education requirements and have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Enroll in at least 15 credits in a fall or spring semester, or at least seven credits in a summer session
  • Sign the 15+ Perks Program Agreement

30 Credit Hour Standard

The 30 Credit Hour Standard provides a tuition reduction for summer semester when you achieve 30 credits within the academic year.

Eligible students must:

  • Complete at least 30 credit hours in one academic year (fall, spring, summer)
  • Maintain consecutive enrollment each semester throughout the year, including summer session
  • Earn a satisfactory grade for pass/fail classes or a grade of C or better for all graded classes
  • Declare or reaffirm a program of academic study
  • Accumulate fewer than 90 college-level credits
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Maintain a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average
  • Sign a 30 Credit Hour Standard Program Agreement Form

CCP Tuition Waiver

The College Credit Plus (CCP) Tuition Waiver offers former CCP and Tech Prep students a 10% discount on tuition and fees paid when attending Tri-C after graduation.

Eligible students must:

  • Have earned a passing grade in a Tri-C credit course during middle or high school
  • Enroll in a credit course at Tri-C within three terms of high school graduation.
  • Enroll in at least one credit course each semester for three consecutive semesters (summer is optional)
  • Complete Tri-C course(s) with a C or better (2.0 GPA) , or a passing grade for pass/no pass courses.
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Sign a CCP Tuition Waiver Agreement Form

Veterans Tuition Waiver

The Veterans Tuition Waiver offers a 10% discount on tuition and fees for veterans, active duty and reserve personnel and/or their spouses and dependents who have exhausted all military education benefits and wish to enroll in Tri-C credit courses.

Eligible students must:

  • Have exhausted all other educational benefits
  • Sign up through their campus Veteran Services coordinator
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Complete Tri-C course(s) with a C or better (2.0 GPA) , or a passing grade for pass/no pass courses.
  • Enroll in at least one credit course each semester for three consecutive semesters (summer is optional)