Berkeley College Grants and Scholarships
Berkeley College Achievement Award: Incoming full-time and part-time students with a
Berkeley College Grant: This grant program provides additional assistance to students who demonstrate need after federal and state aid have been exhausted. Students must have a 2.00 cumulative GPA or better. Award amounts vary based on need and enrollment status (full-time or part-time).
Berkeley College Alumni Legacy Scholarship: Up to a 25 percent scholarship, after
Berkeley College DECA/FBLA/HOSA: Full-time students who have participated in DECA/FBLA/HOSA in high school may be eligible for partial or full-tuition scholarships.
Berkeley College TAP Grant: Full-time students who are eligible for a TAP Grant from New York State may receive a grant of $1,500 per award period from Berkeley College.
Berkeley College Challenge Program: Challenge Program Awards are initially awarded as loans, which are forgiven if a student completes his/her degree. Challenge Program Awards are renewable based on the student’s continued full-time enrollment, successful progress, and continued pursuit of a degree. Awards may be up to $1,275 per year.
Berkeley College Distinction Scholarship: This program provides a scholarship covering 40 percent of tuition and fees (per semester). It is only offered to students who are not eligible for federal and/or state grants because of high Estimated Family Contribution on the FAFSA—not because of eligibility exhaustion, other scholarships, or tuition reimbursement. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time (12 credits or more) and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students must complete the FAFSA and their state aid applications (if appropriate) prior to deadlines.
Berkeley College International Grant: Students can receive up to 25 percent of
Berkeley College International Honors Scholarship: The International Honors Scholarship is available to first-year International students accepted
Berkeley College International Achievement Award: Beginning with the Fall 2017 term, International Students will be eligible to receive the International Achievement Award. To receive the award, students must be enrolled full-time for two semesters and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. The maximum award is 25 percent of tuition. International students must apply for the International Award prior to the start of their first semester, but eligibility begins only after the two semesters and GPA requirements are met. Upon application to the College, they must also complete the Achievement Application. A review is completed by the International Division during the admission process and awards range from 10-25 percent of tuition, based on a combination of financial need and merit. The average award is 15 percent. If a student does not apply for the award prior to her or his initial start date, the student will not be eligible to apply in the future.
Berkeley College Law Enforcement Scholarship: Uniformed members of service in the rank of Police Officer through Chief are eligible for half-tuition scholarships. Scholarships are renewable based on the recipient achieving a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better at the end of each award period.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) are eligible for a scholarship of up to 50 percent of
Berkeley College Presidential Scholarship: Berkeley offers 180 half-tuition scholarships and nine scholarships providing up to full tuition, which
Berkeley College Honors Scholarship: Berkeley College offers scholarships to qualified freshman students who demonstrate a high level of academic achievement. Award amounts are based on high school GPA. Scholarships are renewable until receipt of a Bachelor’s degree. To be eligible, students must be accepted into the Honors Program and enroll full-time in one of Berkeley’s bachelor’s or associate's degree programs (except for Medical Degree programs). For an eligible student who achieved a high school GPA between 3.00 and 3.49, scholarships range up to 50 percent of tuition. For an eligible student who achieved a high school GPA of 3.50 or higher, scholarships range up to full tuition. Scholarships are awarded after all federal and state grants, Veterans Affairs benefits,
Berkeley College Transfer Opportunity Program (T.O.P. Scholars): A T.O.P. Scholarship is awarded to an eligible student who completes a Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA), receives a valid Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR), and enrolls full-time in one of Berkeley’s Bachelor’s degree programs after receiving an Associate’s degree from a United States community college. For an eligible student who enters with and maintains a GPA of 2.50, scholarships start at 25 percent of tuition, after
Berkeley College Active Military Grant: Awarded to active service members who participate in the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Awards are based on the numbers of credits being attempted and the tuition rate.
Yellow Ribbon Grant: Awarded to veterans who have 100 percent GI Bill eligibility. Students receive 50 percent of their balance after all benefits are applied.
OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Part-Time Employment: Students who are interested in part-time employment at local companies, agencies, and organizations while attending Berkeley College are encouraged to seek assistance from the Career Services Department.
Payment Plans: Paying for college may present a challenge for some students and their families. To help make it more convenient, Berkeley College offers qualified students a no-interest payment plan that permits students to pay semester charges in installments over the course of the semester. The College may offer alternative arrangements, at its sole direction, based on relevant circumstances.
There is a $20 fee for each new payment plan, and loan documentation is required. Late payments are subject to a $75 late fee. Interested students may obtain further information from the Student Accounts Office.