Berkeley College Grants and Scholarships

Berkeley College Achievement Award: Incoming full-time and part-time students with a 2.50 grade point average (GPA) or higher will be considered for an award. Achievement Awards are renewable based on the recipient’s cumulative GPA of 2.50 at the end of each academic year. Awards are up to $3,000 per year based on GPA.

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 all other grant aid is applied, will be awarded to full-time students who have had at least one parent, grandparent, or legal guardian graduate from Berkeley College. Legacy Scholarships are renewable based on the recipient achieving a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better at the end of each award period and consecutive term enrollment as a full-time student.

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 International Grant: Students can receive up to 25 percent of tuition, after all other grant aid is applied, based on past academic achievement and financial need if they are not residents of and are not living in the United States. These grants are awarded upon admission to the College. Students must apply for this grant at the same time as they apply for admission. Students who subsequently become eligible noncitizens will no longer receive the International Student Grant but are encouraged to apply for federal and state financial aid.

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 tuition, after all other aid is applied. Students must provide a copy of their PTK certificate. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.

Berkeley College Presidential Scholarship: Berkeley offers 200 half-tuition scholarships and 10 scholarships providing up to full tuition, which are awarded annually to high school seniors who demonstrate a high level of academic achievement based on their high school GPA. The Presidential Scholarship amount will be determined after all federal/state grants and other scholarships have been applied, and will not exceed the tuition and fees. To be considered for these scholarships, students must complete all admissions requirements by December 15.

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 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, employer benefits, and other scholarships have been applied (housing, books, supplies, and graduation fees are not included). To maintain the scholarship, students must attend full-time, remain continuously enrolled for each academic term, and maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

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 all federal/state grants and other scholarships have been applied. A student with a higher GPA may receive as much as 50 percent of tuition.

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 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.