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 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 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 International Honors Scholarship: The International Honors Scholarship is available to first-year International students accepted in the Honors Program. Eligible students will receive a scholarship amount covering 50 percent of tuition. Students receiving the Honors Scholarship are ineligible for any other institutional aid. Scholarships are renewable until receipt of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, based upon the recipient maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of each award period and consecutive term enrollment as a full-time student. Honors students who complete an Associate’s degree and immediately enroll in a Bachelor’s degree program (while continuing to participate in the Honors Program) are eligible to continue receiving the Honors Scholarship if they satisfy the GPA and enrollment requirements.

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 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 160 half-tuition scholarships and eight 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 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, 
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 Diana Coleman Memorial Scholarship: A 50% tuition scholarship to be award to one Fall Freshman at the Newark Campus each year. The scholarship recipient will be selected by a committee comprised of the Financial Aid and Admissions Staff. The student must have a minimum GPA of a 2.5 and remain in good academic standing while enrolled to continue to receive the scholarship. The scholarship recipient must meet all federal and state grant application deadlines when applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year and receive a valid Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR). The recipient must attend full-time and remain consecutively enrolled each semester in order to continue to receive the scholarship each academic year. Awards are up to the greater of Tuition and fees less TAG, Pell and SEOG or 50% of tuition.

The Berkeley College Power of ONE New Student Referral Program: Those students who enroll through the Power of ONE New Student Referral Program will be awarded grants in the names of the faculty members who referred them to Berkeley. A student who pursues an Associate’s degree will receive a grant totaling up to $8,500, and a student who enrolls in a Bachelor’s degree program will receive a grant totaling up to $17,000. As Berkeley grants and scholarships are not duplicative a student who is eligible for more than this grant, under other circumstances, can choose to decline it.

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

Berkeley College Corporate Learning Partnership Scholarship: Berkeley College offers scholarships up to 20% of tuition to Corporate Learning Partnership (“CLP”) employees and/or their immediate family members (spouse/partner and children). The award will be the lesser of 20% of tuition or the balance of tuition after federal and state grants, VA benefits, employer benefits, and any outside scholarships are applied. CLP employees must provide proof of employment during the admissions process. A list of participating CLP companies is available here: http://berkeleycollege.edu/berkeley_bc/10118.htm.

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.