Educational Grants
College Educational Grants
College-based educational grants are a form of need-based financial aid awarded by the College from college funds. Full- or part-time students who demonstrate financial need can be considered for college-based educational grants. The two primary forms of college-based educational grants for CNR are Family Reduction and CNR grants. College-based educational grants do not have to be paid back, unlike educational loans.


Family Reduction Grants

Family Reduction Grants are automatically awarded to full-time students who have siblings or other members of their immediate family concurrently enrolled on a full-time basis at the College. This grant is for one-half the tuition of the lower school's tuition. Students must apply for this grant. Students receiving need-based aid must have this aid included in their financial aid package, and other assistance may be adjusted accordingly. These grants are not duplicative of tuition for TAP purposes.


CNR Grants
The amount of CNR Grants ranges from $100 upwards. Students apply for the CNR Grant when they complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CNR Financial Aid Application. To receive a CNR Grant, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
  • Have financial need, to the extent that without the award his/her education could not be continued
  • Enroll as a matriculated student taking at least six credits

 

Federal Educational Grants
Federal educational grants are a form of need-based financial aid awarded to the student from Federal government funds. Federal educational grants include the following:

  • Pell Grants
  • Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART) 
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)

Federal educational grants do not have to be paid back, unlike educational loans.


Pell Grants
Awards range up to $5,730. The amount of the award will be affected by costs of attendance and full- or part-time enrollment status. To apply, the student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

To receive a Pell Grant, the applicant must be enrolled as an undergraduate student in an approved post-secondary institution and must need financial assistance to continue his/her education. Financial need is determined by a formula applied to all applicants. It was developed by the U.S. Office of Education and is annually reviewed by Congress. The family contribution is calculated by this formula. The lower the family contribution, the higher the Pell Grant will be. Pell Grants are awarded for the period normally required to complete a first baccalaureate degree.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) 

SEOG awards range from $100 to $4,000. Normally, an award may be made annually to a maximum of four years. Application is made through the College's Financial Aid Office, which is responsible for determining who may receive a Federal Supplemental Grant, as well as the amount.
To be eligible for a SEOG award, the student must meet the following requirements:

SEOG awards range from $100 to $4,000. Normally, an award may be made annually to a maximum of four years. Application is made through the College's Financial Aid Office, which is responsible for determining who may receive a Federal Supplemental Grant, as well as the amount.To be eligible for a SEOG award, the student must meet the following requirements:
  • Be in financial need, to the extent that without the Supplemental Grant his/her education could not be continued;
  • Be enrolled at least half-time as an undergraduate student in an approved post-secondary institution
  • Be a Pell Grant recipient

Students who satisfy the aforementioned conditions and have the lowest family contributions will be awarded SEOG funds from the SEOG pool apportioned to the College.

State Educational Grants
State educational grants are a form of need-based financial aid awarded to the student from State government funds. State educational grants include the following:

State educational grants are a form of need-based financial aid awarded to the student from State government funds. State educational grants include the following:
  • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
  • Part-time Tuition Assistance Program
  • Medical Part-time Tuition Assistance Program
  • Regents Awards for Children of Deceased Police Officers, Firefighters & Corrections Officers
  • State Aid to Native Americans
  • Vocational Rehabilitation 
  • The Readers' Aid Program

State educational grants do not have to be paid back, unlike educational loans.


Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
To apply, applicants must annually apply to the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). New York State will mail each student a pre-printed application that needs to be completed and returned to the state by May 1 (if May 1 does not fall on a weekend) of the academic year. HESC determines the applicant's eligibility and mails an award certificate directly to the applicant indicating the amount of the grant. To be eligible for a TAP grant, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a New York State resident and U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien
  • Be enrolled full-time and matriculated at an approved New York State post-secondary educational institution
  • Have, if dependent, a family net taxable income below $80,001, or if independent and single with no tax dependents, a net taxable income below $10,001
  • Have graduated from a high school  States, earned a GED, or passed an  approved "Ability to Benefit" test as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department

Part-time Tuition Assistance Program
Part-time students at approved schools in New York State who were first-time, full-time freshman in 2007-08 may be eligible for Part-Time TAP to help them pay for college beginning in 2008-09.
To be eligible, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Have earned 12 credits or more in each of the two consecutive semesters for a minimum total of 24 credits earned
  • Maintain a minimum of a "C" average
  • Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be a legal resident of New York State
  • Have graduated from a high school , earned a GED, or passed an approved "Ability to Benefit" test as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department
  • Be matriculated in an approved program of study and be in good academic standing
  • Be charged at least $200 tuition per year
  • Be taking 6-11 credits per semester;
  • Not be in default on a student loan guaranteed by HESC and not be in any repayment of state awards

Medical Part-time Tuition Assistance Program
Applicants must annually apply to the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) through the College's Financial Aid Counselors. Two applications are needed:

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 
  • Affirmation of Disability form

New York State will send each student a pre-printed application which must be completed and returned to the State. To be eligible, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a New York State resident and U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien
  • Have, if dependent, a family net taxable income below $80,001, or if independent and single with no tax dependents, a net taxable income below $10,001
  • Accumulate 12 credits in part-time attendance
  • Be in good academic standing

 

Regents Awards for Children of Deceased Police Officers, Firefighters & Corrections Officers
The amount of the award is $450 per year, for up to five years, depending on the normal length of the program of study of full-time study in a college or hospital nursing school in New York State. To apply, the student may file a special application, obtainable from a high school principal or counselor, with the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC).

The applicant must be a resident child of a resident police officer, firefighter, or a corrections officer of New York State, or any of its municipalities, who died as the result of an injury sustained in the line of duty. Individuals eligible for the Regents Award for Children of Deceased State Corrections Officers and State Civilian Employees of a Corrrectional Facility are not eligible for this award.

State Aid to Native Americans
An award of $1,350 per year for a maximum of four years of full-time study for students who are members of one of the Native American tribes located on reservations within New York State registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. Students registered for less than 12 credits will be funded at approximately $56 per credit hour.

To apply, applicants must submit application forms obtained from the Native American Education Unit, New York State Education Department, Albany, NY 12234. The application must be submitted to the Native American Education Unit along with the following materials:

  • Official transcript of high school record or photostat of General Equivalency Diploma
  • Letter(s) of recommendation from one or more leaders in the community, attesting to personality and character
  • Personal letter, setting forth clearly and in detail, educational plans and desires
  • Signatures of parents of minor applicant, approving education plans
  • Official tribal certification form
  • Copy of acceptance letter from the college at which attendance is anticipated

Vocational Rehabilitation
Any disabled person, with substantial employment handicap, who can be employable within a reasonable period of time may be eligible. To apply, handicapped persons may obtain a list of local offices of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) from VESID, New York State Education Department, Albany, NY 12230.

VESID serves those having any physical, emotional, or mental disability except blindness. The legally blind are served by the Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped, State Department of Social Services, 40 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12243.


The Readers' Aid Program

The Readers' Aid Program is to provide payment of readers, note takers, and interpreters for students who are blind or deaf and matriculated in an institution of higher education. A stipend of not more than $500 is made available during each half of the academic year for a total of $1,000 for employment of persons to read to a student of a degree-granting institution who is blind or to take notes or interpret for a student who is deaf.

Readers' Aid payments are made directly to The College of New Rochelle for the students. Readers, note takers, and interpreters are paid by the College from these funds upon receipt of bills approved by the students.

Readers' Aid funds cannot be used for tuition, maintenance fees, guide services, textbooks, equipment, or supplies. Readers, note takers, and interpreters cannot be members of the student's family without requesting or justifying the need in writing.