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Here at the Admission and Financial Aid Virtual Center, you can apply now to Cincinnati State. It’s free and it’s easy.

Have questions? Need answers?

Whether you’re a first-time student, a transfer student from another college or university, a returning student, or someone just interested in taking a course or two, you’ll find the answers to many of your questions here.

Do you need financial aid to pay for your college education?

This online Center is a good place to start. You could become one of the seven out of 10 students at Cincinnati State who apply for aid and receive some type of support. To begin the financial aid process, you are encouraged first to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) available at But don’t stop there. Learn more about the ins and outs of financial aid in Financial Aid and Scholarships.

And please contact us if we can help.

Go ahead. Get started on your successful future. Today!

Important Application Dates

Cincinnati State supports an open admission policy based on a three semester rolling admission process.

Please refer to the important dates below to ensure that your application is processed in a timely manner.

If you are a degree/certificate-seeking applicant, how can you be sure of admission? Select the semester you wish to begin studying at Cincinnati State from the list below.  You are encouraged to meet the admission date below that corresponds to the academic semester you wish to begin. You should allow at least six (6) weeks prior to the start of registration complete the admission process. This means that (a) Cincinnati State receives all required documents by the admission date for that semester and (b) no additional follow-up is required.  You should finish this process sooner than the date to insure you have an opportunity to meet with your academic advisor prior to registration.  Delays may lead to limited course selection.

Applications and required supporting admission documents will be accepted after the application dates and processed as received.  After the application date we cannot guarantee admission for your preferred semester.

Click here to view current application dates.

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Location & Hours

Office of Admission
Main Building
Room 181
(513) 861-7700 phone

8 am – 6:30 pm M–Th
8 am – 4:30 pm F

In addition, the Answer Center provides Office of Admission services from 8 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday.

Location & Hours

Office of Financial Aid
Main Building
Room 155
(513) 569-1530 phone
(513) 569-1469 fax

8 am – 6:30 pm M–Th
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