Berkeley College Grants and Scholarships

Berkeley College offers a number of grants and scholarships. With the exception of international and need-based grants, Berkeley College grant and scholarship awards are determined after all federal grants, Post-9/11 GI bill amounts, state grants, and state scholarships have been applied, not to exceed the total tuition amount. Students interested in applying for federal grants, state grants, and state scholarships must complete their applications by the required deadlines. Berkeley College grants and scholarships require completion of a FAFSA each year, with the exception of the Active Military Grant and Yellow Ribbon Grant.

Berkeley College need-based grant awards are determined after all federal grants, Post-9/11 GI bill amounts, state grants, state scholarships, Berkeley College grants and scholarships (not need-based), outside resources (such as private scholarships, VA benefits other than Post-9/11 GI bill, tuition reimbursement, etc.), and federal subsidized loans have been applied. Students who elect not to borrow federal subsidized loans may still qualify for and receive need-based aid. Should students choose to borrow federal subsidized loans, such amounts will be applied before the Berkeley College need-based grant award is determined. Berkeley College need-based grants are identified below.

Achievement Award

Amount: Up to $3,000 per year based on GPA

Open to: High school, adult, and transfer students

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Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Amount: 25% of tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: High school, adult, and transfer students

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Corporate Learning Partnership Scholarship

Amount: 20% of tuition.

Open to: Corporate Learning Partnership (“CLP”) employees and/or their immediate family members (spouse/partner and children).

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DECA/FBLA/HOSA Scholarship

Amount: Full tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: High school students

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Diana Coleman Memorial Scholarship

Amount: 50% of tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships. 

Open to: High school and adult students (awarded to one student per academic year) 

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Distinction Scholarship

Amount: 40% of tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: Adult and transfer students

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Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain Berkeley College cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of each award year
  • Must maintain continuous, consecutive term enrollment. Cannot regain eligibility upon readmission.

 

Honors Scholarship

Amount: 50% of or full tuition, administrative fees, and technology fees, based on high school GPA. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: High school students

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International Achievement Award

Amount: Up to 25% of tuition. Applied after completion of two consecutive semesters.

Open to: International students (beginning in the Fall 2017 semester)

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International Honors Scholarship

Amount: 50% of tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships. 

Open to: International students 

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Law Enforcement Scholarship

Amount: 50% of tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: High school, adult, and transfer students

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Military Tuition Assistance Grant

Amount: Award amounts vary and are based on the number of credits attempted and current tuition rate. 

Open to: Service members eligible for Military Tuition Assistance

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Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Amount: 50% of tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: Transfer students

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Power of ONE New Student Referral Program Grant

Amount: $8,500 per award year for full-time Associate’s degree students. $17,000 per award year for full-time Bachelor’s degree students. Amounts for part-time students are prorated based on the number of credits. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: High school, adult, and transfer students

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Presidential Scholarship

Amount: 50% of or up to full tuition based on high school GPA. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: Berkeley offers 160 half-tuition scholarships and 8 full-tuition scholarships, which are awarded annually to high school seniors who demonstrate a high level of academic achievement based on their high school GPA. 

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TAP Grant

Amount: $1,500 per award year.

Open to: High school, adult, and transfer students

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Transfer Opportunity Program Grant (T.O.P. Grants)

Amount: 50% of tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: Transfer students entering Winter 2018 semester and forward

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Transfer Opportunity Program Scholarship (T.O.P. Scholars) (Discontinued as of Winter 2018 Semester)

Amount: 50% of tuition, depending on prior college GPA. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: Transfer students

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Yellow Ribbon Grant

Amount: 50% of remaining tuition balance after Post-9/11 GI Bill amounts have been applied. 50% of tuition.

Open to: Eligible Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients

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Berkeley College Grant (Need-Based)

Amount: Amounts vary based on need and enrollment status

Open to: High school, adult, and transfer students

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International Grant (Need-Based)

Amount: Up to 25% of tuition. Award amounts based on past academic achievement and financial need. Average award is 15% of tuition

Open to: International students

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OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Berkeley College Challenge Program

NOTE: Challenge Program awards are initially awarded as loans, which are forgiven upon the student’s completion of his/her degree.

Amount: $1,275 per award year for full-time students. Award amounts for part-time students are prorated based on the number of credits.

Open to: High school, adult, and transfer students

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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. 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.