Berkeley College Grants and Scholarships - New and Readmitting Students

A new or readmitting student means a student who is new to Berkeley College and starting their program in the fall 2022 semester and later or a student who left Berkeley College (not on an approved leave of absence) for one semester or longer and is returning to the College for fall 2022 semester.

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, state grants, and state scholarships have been applied, not to exceed the remaining tuition amount. Students interested in applying for federal grants, state grants, and state scholarships must complete their applications, which starts with filing the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) by the required deadlines. 

Berkeley College need-based grant awards are determined after all federal grants, 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 direct subsidized loans have been applied. Students who elect not to borrow direct subsidized loans may still qualify for and receive need-based aid. Should students choose to borrow direct subsidized loans, such amounts will be applied before the Berkeley College need-based grant award is determined. Berkeley College grants and scholarships are identified below.

All offers of financial aid are estimated. In addition, we will be using the information you provided on the FAFSA prior to any review. You may have required items that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) wants us to resolve with you, and/or you might be chosen for a process called verification. We are required to perform verification or, at minimum, check for conflicting information before we can consider your awards final. If the data that you entered on the FAFSA was incorrect and/or if we cannot resolve the items required by ED, your aid can change dramatically. In some cases, it may be lost entirely.

Additionally, for those receiving one or more of the Berkeley College Grants and Scholarships, we may be awarding and disbursing those awards prior to your file being reviewed and deemed complete. If there are any required changes to your application, it can lead to an adjustment of the already disbursed aid. The adjustment can be higher or lower, however, generally the total aid package will lead to the same overall packaged amount unless you filed the FAFSA with an abundancy of wrong information. You will be informed regarding any changes.

Berkeley College Access Grant

Amount: Award varies based on extraordinary circumstances as determined by the College

Open to: High school, adult, transfer students, and VA Benefit recipients.

Restrictions: No restrictions if eligibility criteria are met

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in an undergraduate degree program

Renewability Requirements:

  • Determined by the College.

Berkeley College Achievement Award

Amount: Full-time students can receive up to $8,000  per standard academic year based on GPA and date of application submission or readmitting effective date. Part-time students can receive up to 15% off of tuition per standard academic year based on GPA and credit load.

Open to: High school, adult, transfer students, and VA Benefit recipients

Restrictions: No restrictions if eligibility criteria are met

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time or part-time enrollment in an undergraduate degree program
  • High school or previous college cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (Berkeley will accept both high school and prior college GPAs, but will apply the higher of the two GPAs for purposes of determining award amounts. Students who have a GED credential in lieu of a high school diploma, and no prior college enrollment, are treated as if they have a 2.5 GPA and are eligible for the Achievement Award.)

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 2.5 or higher at the time award renewal takes place, which generally occurs every two semesters.

Table Information:

Full-Time Achievement for 12+ credit hours, as of fall 2022
Admission application submitted or readmitting effective date on or BEFORE early deadline date for each term:
Fall 2022 term completed before June 1, 2022
Winter 2023 term completed before October 5, 2022
Spring 2023 term completed before January 24, 2023

CGPA Achievement Total Yearly Merit Award
3.0 + $4000/$4000 $8,000
2.76 - 2.99 $3750/$3750 $7,500
2.50 - 2.75 $3500/$3500 $7,000
<2.50 $0 $0

Part-Time Achievement, as of fall 2022

CGPA Credits Tuition Percentage
2.50 + 6-11 Credits 15% of Tuition
2.50 + 3-5 Credits 10% of Tuition

Full-Time Achievement for 12+ credit hours, as of fall 2022
Admissions application submitted or readmitting effective date AFTER early deadline date set for each term.

CGPA Achievement Total Yearly Merit Award
3.0 + $2,137/$2,138 $4,275
2.76 - 2.99 $1,912/$1,913 $3,825
2.50 - 2.75 $1,802/$1,803 $3,605
<2.50 $0 $0

Part-Time Achievement, as of fall 2022
Admissions application submitted or readmitting effective date AFTER early deadline date set for each term.

CGPA Credits Tuition Percentage
2.50 + 6-11 Credits 15% of Tuition
2.50 + 3-5 Credits 10% of Tuition

Berkeley College Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Amount: Up to 30% of tuition.

Open to: High school, adult, and transfer students

Restrictions: May be combined with the Berkeley College Grant and Berkeley TAP/TAG Grant. Cannot be combined with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in an undergraduate degree program
  • Have at least one parent, grandparent, or legal guardian who graduated from Berkeley College

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain Berkeley College cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of each standard academic year
  • Must maintain continuous, consecutive term enrollment. May be considered for eligibility upon readmission after one full semester out. 

Berkeley College Assistance Grant

Amount: Full-time students, not receiving any grants from other sources, can be awarded $1000 per standard academic year 

Open to: High school, adult, transfer students, and VA Benefit recipients.

Restrictions: No restrictions if eligibility criteria are met

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in an undergraduate degree program

Renewability Requirements:

  • Full-time students with a minimum of 2.0 GPA and not receiving any grants from other sources.

Berkeley College Corporate Learning Partnership

Amount: Up to 30% of tuition.

Open to: Corporate Learning Partnership (“CLP”) employees and/or their immediate family members (spouse/partner and children) who enroll as a high school, adult, or transfer student

Restrictions: May be combined with the Berkeley College Grant and Berkeley TAP/TAG Grant. Cannot be combined with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Full-time or part-time enrollment in an undergraduate degree program
  • Enroll at Berkeley College Online® or an on-site campus
  • Employment with a CLP company and/or an immediate family member of a CLP employee. A CLP list is available here.
  • Must provide proof of employment with a CLP company 

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain full-time or part-time employment with a CLP company

Berkeley College Graduation Incentive Program

Click here for details.  

Berkeley College Grant (Need-Based)

Amount: Amounts vary based on need and enrollment status

Open to: High school, adult, transfer students, and VA Benefit recipients

Restrictions: No restrictions if eligibility criteria are met

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time or part-time enrollment in an undergraduate degree program
  • Demonstrated financial need

Renewability Requirements: 

  • Students entering Fall 2017 or earlier must maintain a cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 2.00 or better.
  • Students entering Winter 2018 or later must maintain a cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 1.50 or better and maintain Standards of Academic Progress
  • College GPA of 1.50 or better and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

Berkeley College International Achievement Award

Amount: Up to $4,275 per standard academic year based on GPA.

Open to: International students

Restrictions: No restrictions if eligibility criteria are met

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in an undergraduate degree program
  • Not a citizen of the U.S.
  • Complete two consecutive semesters at Berkeley College and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain a cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of each standard academic year
  • Must maintain full-time, continuous, consecutive term enrollment. Other than taking the Spring term off cannot regain eligibility upon readmission

Berkeley College International Grant

Amount: Award varies based on extraordinary circumstances as determined by College.

Open to: International students

Restrictions: No restrictions if eligibility criteria are met

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in an undergraduate degree program
  • Not a citizen of the United States
  • Must apply during admission and prior to the start of the first semester

Renewability Requirements:

  • Students must maintain a cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of each standard academic year
  • Must maintain full-time, continuous, consecutive term enrollment. Cannot regain eligibility upon readmission (allowed to take off Spring semesters).

Berkeley College Presidential Scholarship

Amount: Each campus awards one student a full tuition scholarship each academic year. All other eligible students may receive up to a 30% of tuition scholarship. All awards are based on High School GPA.

Open to: High school and International students.

Restrictions: May be combined with the Berkeley College Grant and Berkeley TAP/TAG Grant. Cannot be combined with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in an undergraduate degree program
  • First-time student

Renewability Requirements:

  • Maintain Berkeley College cumulative 3.5 GPA
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Must maintain full-time, continuous, consecutive term enrollment. Cannot regain eligibility upon readmission.

Berkeley College Surgical Technology Completion Scholarship

Amount: 30% of tuition.

Open to: Students enrolled full-time or part-time in the Associate in Applied Science, Surgical Technology Degree Program.

Restrictions: Cannot be combined with any other form of Berkeley College institutional aid.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduate from an institution that has an articulation agreement with Berkeley College. A list of institutions is available here.
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment in the Associate in Applied Science, Surgical Technology Degree Program.
  • Enroll at Berkeley College Online® or an on-site campus

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain continuous, consecutive term enrollment.

Berkeley College TAP Grant

Amount: $1,500 per standard academic year.

Open to: High school, adult, transfer students, and VA Benefit recipients

Restrictions: No restrictions if eligibility criteria are met

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Full-time enrollment in an undergraduate degree program
  • Must be a New York State Tuition Assistance Program (“TAP”) recipient and satisfy all eligibility requirements to receive the New York State TAP Grant (See the Financial Aid Eligibility page for information about TAP eligibility)

Renewal Requirements:

  • Maintain TAP eligibility

Berkeley College TAG

Amount: Varies – awarded for one semester as needed

Open to: Continuing student during their NJ TAG exhausted semester

Restrictions: No restrictions if eligibility criteria are met

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in an undergraduate degree program
  • Must be a New Jersey Tuition Assistance Grant (“TAG”) recipient and satisfy all eligibility requirements to receive the New Jersey TAG (See the Financial Aid Eligibility page for information about TAG eligibility) 

Renewal Requirements:

  • Maintain TAG Eligibility
  • Attend an exhausted TAG semester (Berkeley College has a 3 semester calendar and NJ TAG only covers 2 semesters)

Berkeley College Dreamers TAG

Amount: 50% of tuition balance after the award of NJ Dreamers TAG

Open to: Students who are not U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and are recipients of NJ TAG

Restrictions: No restrictions if eligibility criteria are met

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in an undergraduate degree program
  • Must be a NJ Dreamer eligible to receive the New Jersey Tuition Assistance Grant (“TAG”). (See the Financial Aid Eligibility page for information about NJ Dreamers TAG eligibility)

Renewal Requirements:

  • Maintain TAG eligibility
  • Not eligible during semesters which TAG is not available
  • Tuition freeze will be maintained as long as student attends every eligible semester.

Berkeley College Dreamers TAP

Amount: 50% of tuition balance after the award of NY Dreamers TAP

Open to: Students are not U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and are recipients of NY TAP 

Restrictions: No restrictions if eligibility criteria are met

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in an undergraduate degree program
  • Must meet New York requirements for the Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act and be a New York Tuition Award Program (“TAP”) recipient and satisfy all eligibility requirements to receive the New York TAP Grant (See the Financial Aid Eligibility page for information about TAP eligibility)

Renewal Requirements:

  • Maintain TAP eligibility
  • Not eligible during semesters which TAP is not available
  • Tuition freeze will be maintained as long as student attends every eligible semester.

Berkeley College ETA Match

Amount: Institutional match of the New York State Enhanced Tuition Award. Amounts vary.

Open to: All New York State residents who apply for and receive a New York State Enhanced Tuition Award

Restrictions: No restrictions if eligibility criteria are met

Eligibility Requirements:

Renewal Requirements:

Note: The College may initially award all (or a portion of) the required institutional match amount through another Berkeley College grant or scholarship. Such other grant or scholarship will be reallocated to and reclassified on the student’s account as this Berkeley College ETA Match (up to the required institutional match amount). No additional institutional aid will be awarded. If the other grant or scholarship is less than the required institutional match amount, the Berkeley College ETA Match award will be increased up to the full required institutional match amount. Students who do not otherwise qualify for any other Berkeley College grant or scholarship will receive the full required institutional match amount in the form of a Berkeley College ETA Match award. See the New York State Financial Aid page for more information about the NYS ETA Program.

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

Amount: Up to 30% of tuition.

Open to: Transfer students

Restrictions: May be combined with the Berkeley College Grant and Berkeley TAP/TAG Grant. Cannot be combined with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in a Bachelor’s degree program
  • Receipt of an Associate’s degree from a United States college (other than Berkeley College)

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain a cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 2.0 or higher at the end of each standard academic year.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (NOTE: GPA requirements may be higher for certain programs.)
  • Students who have attended for at least two consecutive semesters may take one semester leave.

Table TRANSFER OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (T.O.P.)

GPA Grant Percentage
Below 2.50 Up to 20%
2.50 - 4.00 Up to 30%

CH35 Assistance Scholarship

Amount: Up to 50% of tuition

Open to: Spouses and children of veterans that have received a disability rating of 100% for service-connected disability compensation.

Restrictions: May be combined with the Berkeley College Grant and Berkeley TAP/TAG Grant. Cannot be combined with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time or part-time enrollment in an undergraduate degree program
  • Spouse or child of a Totally and Permanently Disabled Veteran
  • Spouse or child must provide a copy of CH35 eligibility or VA Benefit letter showing a rating of 100% and verification of DEERS enrollment

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

Union 3+1 Scholarship

Amount: Up to full tuition, including administrative and technology fees. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships. Effective Fall 2020 semester.

Open to: Union County College graduates who are admitted in connection with the articulation (3+1) agreement between Berkeley College and Union County College. Only extends to the specific bachelor’s degree programs outlined in the agreement.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Completion of an associate’s degree at Union
  • Completion of a third academic year at Union
  • Minimum Union GPA of 2.0 or higher (for all third-year courses outlined in the agreement)
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment in one of the agreed-upon bachelor’s degree programs at Berkeley

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must remain in good academic standing;
  • Students who have attended for at least two (2) consecutive semesters may take one (1) semester leave without losing eligibility.

Yellow Ribbon Grant

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

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

Restrictions: No restrictions if eligibility criteria are met

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time or part-time enrollment in an undergraduate degree program
  • Must be a recipient of Post 9/11 benefits at the 100% level
  • Satisfy Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program requirements
  • FAFSA not required but recommended

Renewability Requirements:

  • Continue to satisfy Post-9/11 GI Bill requirements