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Scholarships & Grants

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Scholarships & Grants 2017-05-01T12:04:51+00:00

There are a number of grants and scholarships available to help MCNY students pay for college. Scholarships are awarded based on need, merit or a combination of both and do not require repayment.

All applicants must

  • Have an application on file.
  • Have completed a FAFSA (U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens).
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Not have any loans in default.
  • Have all required documents for acceptance to MCNY.
  • First use all eligible grants, such as Pell and TAP, before a scholarship/award can be applied to student account.
  • Complete and submit all required verification documents to the Office of Student Financial Services within 30 days of the request.

Office of Financial Aid

60 West Street, New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212-343-1234 ext. 5004
E-mail: fa@mcny.edu
Fax: 212-625-2072

Hours: Monday & Thursday: 10am - 7pm | Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 am - 6pm | Friday: 1pm - 6pm | Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Office of Financial Aid

463 East 149 Street, Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: 888-414-4794
E-mail:  fa@mcny.edu
Fax: 212-343-2072

Hours: Monday & Thursday: 10am - 7pm | Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 am - 6pm | Friday: 1pm - 6pm | First & Third Saturdays: 10am - 2pm

Metropolitan College of New York knows that financing your degree can be a challenge. In light of this, the College has created a number of scholarships that our students are eligible to receive during the admissions process. With the exception of special awards, students are eligible for only one [1] scholarship at a time. Scholarships are contingent on:

  • Students maintaining satisfactory academic progress as published in the student handbook and college website.
  • Student maintaining full-time enrollment.
  • Yearly Completion of the financial aid application (FAFSA)

See below for a list of scholarships and additional criteria specific to individual awards.

Awards & Scholarships

  • Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Scholarship
    • To be eligible for this award the recipient must be an employee of the Administration for Children Services (ACS) and be enrolled for a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
  • Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Scholarship
    • To be eligible for this award the recipient must be an employee of the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) and be enrolled for a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
  • Henry Buhl Scholarship
    • This full tuition scholarship and book stipend is eligible to student who show and maintain full-time continuous employment for the last 6 months at the time of application, and are an active participant in Project Stay, ACE’s job retention program.
  • International Recognition Scholarship
    • To be eligible for this award, student must have a visa to study in the United States, have earned an 80 or higher GPA in high school, a 3.0 or better GPA when transferring, or above average TOEFL/IELTS scores.
  • International Transfer Grant for City University College of Science and Technology in Malaysia
    • To be eligible for this award the recipient must transfer to MCNY from City University College of Science and Technology in Malaysia as part of an articulation agreement.
  • International Transfer Grant for ISG
    • To be eligible for this award the recipient must transfer to MCNY from ISG as part of an articulation agreement.
  • MCNY Scholarship
    • This award is given out at the discretion of the Office Admissions after a complete review of your application and admissions interview.
  • MCNY Bronx & Bronx Recognition Award
    • To be eligible for these awards the recipient must be enrolled full-time at the Bronx Extension Center.
  • MCNY Recognition Award
    • To be eligible for this award, the recipient must enter the college with a GPA of 80 or higher from high school.
  • Transfer Articulation
    • To be eligible for this award the recipient must transfer to MCNY from one of the public or private, US-based schools in which we have an articulation agreement.
  • Uniform Services and Presidential

To be eligible for these awards the recipient must be employed by the New York Police Department (NYPD), New York Fire Department (FDNY), or the Department of Corrections (DOC) as an officer or a civilian.

  • Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Scholarship
    • To be eligible for this award the recipient must be an employee of the Administration for Children Services (ACS) and be enrolled for a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
  • Bronx Graduate Recognition
    • To be eligible for this award the recipient must be enrolled full-time at the Bronx Extension Center.
  • Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Scholarship
    • To be eligible for this award the recipient must be an employee of the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) and be enrolled for a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
  • International Recognition Scholarship
    • To be eligible for this award, student must have a visa to study in the United States, a 3.0 or better GPA when transferring, a resume showing extensive related experience to the degree program (determined by the Director of Admissions) or above average TOEFL/IELTS scores.
  • International Transfer Grant for City University College of Science and Technology in Malaysia
    • To be eligible for this award the recipient must transfer to MCNY from City University College of Science and Technology in Malaysia as part of an articulation agreement.
  • Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program
    • Eligible to all New York City employees. You must apply through the Mayor’s Office and meet pre-set criteria.
  • MCNY Recognition Award
    • To be eligible for this award, the recipient must enter a graduate program with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Uniform Services and Presidential
    • To be eligible for these awards the recipient must be employed by the New York Police Department (NYPD), New York Fire Department (FDNY), or the Department of Corrections (DOC) as an officer or a civilian.
  • Teacher Opportunity Corps II Program Scholarship
    • To be eligible for this award the recipient must be an enrolled MSED student, a resident in New York State for at least 12 months, and either be a member of a historically underrepresented group in teaching or economically disadvantaged. For further eligibility details click here.

Financial Aid

International students may be eligible for a merit scholarship from MCNY. There is no application except the Admissions application. Note to client: Please provide any further details, e.g., dollar amount, etc. There also are several additional scholarship resources for international students:

Awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree, a Pell Grant does not have to be repaid. The maximum Pell Grant award changes each award year and depends on program funding. The amount you receive will depend on your financial need, your cost of attendance, your status as a full-time or part-time student, and your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less. All Pell eligible students have a 12-semester lifetime limit for Federal Pell Grants.
For undergraduates with exceptional financial need and does not have to be repaid. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered first for a FSEOG. You can receive between $100 and $2,500 a year, depending on when you apply, your financial need, our institutional awarding policies and available funding.
Provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. For more information and student eligibility requirements, please visit the TEACH Grant website and/or contact our office. New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Available to legal residents of New York State who are enrolled in a full-time degree program. The amount of the award depends on program, family income, financial status (dependent or independent) and number of family members enrolled in college. Undergraduate students enrolled in four-year programs may receive up to four years of assistance for full-time study and up to five years of assistance in an approved specialized program.
Available to legal residents of New York State and provides grant assistance for eligible part-time students enrolled in approved undergraduate studies. Currently, this program is only available for General Studies students. Awards provide up to $2,000 per year. To apply, download the APTS application.
Undergraduate New York residents who want to be considered for a state grant, must complete a TAP Application using school code 1099. Students who reside outside of New York may receive funds from their state scholarship programs. To apply, contact your home state agency for program requirements and application procedures.
Veterans and their spouses may be eligible any number of financial benefits:

  • Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008
  • Yellow Ribbon Education Enhancement Program
  • Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (Chapter 30)
  • Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 32)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)

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