Cuyahoga County Debt Repayment Program


Through the Cuyahoga County Debt Repayment program, eligible Cuyahoga County residents may qualify for a one-time payment of up to $2,000 toward debt to return to college and complete their degree at either Cleveland State University or Cuyahoga Community College.




  • Have resided in Cuyahoga County for at least one year;

  • Have been previously enrolled at a public higher education institution located in the state of Ohio;

  • Have previously incurred institutional debt from that institution that is currently preventing continued progression to certificate, degree or credential; (not including federal student loan debt)

  • Seek to re-enroll at Cleveland State University or Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)

  • Meet federal Pell Grant income eligibility requirements through submission of a Student Aid Report or Institutional Award Letter.

Obtain Financial Aid

1500 West 3rd Street
Suite 125
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

First floor of the Post Office Plaza building


Monday-Friday 10a.m-5p.m and by appointment
Saturday by appointment

Virtual appointments available

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