Various types of scholarships, research assistantships, graduate staff assistantships, and financial aid programs are available to graduate students to help them underwrite the expenses of their graduate education. Some of these awards are merit-based, for which the student competes. Other types of Graduate School financial assistance are need-based, for which the student must fulfill certain conditions and regulations. Some have both requirements. Since providing access to higher education is the mission of The College of New Rochelle, the College makes every reasonable attempt to enable students financially to pursue graduate studies.
Scholarships, research assistantships, and graduate assistantships are administered through the Division of Art and Communication Studies in the Graduate School. Community service grants are awarded to full-time contracted personnel of denominational schools and agencies and are also administered through the Division of Art and Communication Studies. Due dates and applications are publicized throughout the year. Applicants for scholarships, grants, and assistantships must complete forms for external aid (grants from outside agencies). Any aid received diminishes the College's award by that same amount. For all eligibility requirements for scholarships and assistantships awarded by the Graduate School, please consult the application forms for each award.
Information and application forms for Graduate School scholarships, graduate assistantships, and community service grants are available in the office of Art and Communication Studies, Chapel G11 or by calling (914) 654-5279.
All other forms of financial aid such as College, State, and Federal programs are coordinated through the Office of Financial Aid, located on the ground floor of the Administration Center (Ursula Hall). By also visiting the Office of Financial Aid students can discuss the full range of financial aid possibilities with a counselor. The office is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., (914) 654-5434.
Financial aid eligibility requirements are designed to comply with the granting agencies’ (College, Federal and State) rules and regulations pertaining to the maintenance of minimum levels of academic progress and pursuit. To be eligible for Federal and institutional aid, a student must be in good academic standing.