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Financial Aid

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voucher programs | student loans | IRS education credits | scholarships & grants

When planning to attend a continuing studies course or program, an important consideration is the cost which may include tuition, fees, books, supplies, travel and living expenses.

At Baruch CAPS, we offer various financial assistance options to help students afford tuition such as scholarship opportunities, student loans, and voucher programs for select academic programs.

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Helena Rubinstein Continuing Education Scholarship Fund for Career Advancement

This scholarship fund, which is generously supported by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, is the first such program at CUNY that is just for individuals enrolling in continuing education programs. It is open to individuals who seek to advance their careers through education and training, and who do not have access to other sources of funding that can pay for tuition and fees. Scholarship applicants may also be individuals who are unemployed or seeking a career change.

Certificate Program Scholarship
  • Covers up to 90% of tuition for full certificate programs
  • Scholarship package includes invitation to special events for scholarship recipients and access to resources, such as webinars, career maps, and other support services
  • Awarded to up to 10 Continuing Education students at CUNY each year
  • Awards are made for programs that prepare individuals for jobs where there are currently open positions, and/or where it is projected there will be open positions in the near future Single Course Scholarship
  • Covers up to 90% of tuition for one course
  • These scholarships are intended to support career advancement for individuals. While exceptions may be made, particularly for those educated in other countries, scholarship awards are not generally given to those who have earned more than 60 college credits and/or an associate or bachelor’s degree.

    Scholarships are paid directly to the college where the student is enrolled. Scholarships do not cover the costs of books, materials,equipment or other course-related expenses.

    You may download the Scholarship application form here. For online applications you will also need this supplemental form.

    The Foundation Center
    The Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation's leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. Its audiences include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants; issues a wide variety of print, electronic, and online information resources; conducts and publishes research on trends in foundation growth, giving, and practice; and offers an array of free and affordable educational programs.
    For more information, please visit: 

    Outside Scholarships
    In some circumstances, Baruch College may accept scholarships, grants, or vouchers from outside or independent organizations as a form of tuition payment. Please call 646-312-5000 for details.

    VOUCHER PROGRAMS<back to top>

    Workforce New York | Vocational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) | Dept. Verteran Affairs | Employer Vouchers | Other Voucher Opportunities

    Workforce New York <back to top>
    New York State has a vision of a highly skilled workforce, prepared by a system that readily connects businesses and job seekers and fosters economic growth.The Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions oversees the implementation and development of New York's workforce development system and administers programs that have businesses and job seekers as primary customers.

    Their website provides information to businesses, workers and job seekers that will enable them to access and better understand the system.It also provides access to information, technical assistance, resources and funding opportunities that will enable local workforce investment area staff, one-stop partners and other workforce professionals to help build a better workforce development system.

    WorkforceNY vouchers are accepted by the Baruch College CAPS department primarily for courses and programs provided by the Newman Real Estate Institute. For more information on available real estate programs, please call 646-660-6961/6963. For more information on available vouchers, please visit: www.workforcenewyork.org or www.labor.state.ny.us/etp/default.asp for information on the NYS Department of Labor.

    Department of Veterans Affairs <back to top>

    The VA offers Educational Assistance program provides vouchers for education and training opportunities to eligible veterans. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. For more information, please visit: www.va.gov

    Other Voucher Opportunities <back to top>
    • New Start Fund: www.fegs.org or email newstartfund@fegs.org
    • NY State EIP:
    • Consortium for Workers Education:
    • SEEDCO:

    Employer Vouchers <back to top>
    In some circumstances, BaruchCollege may accept employer vouchers as a form of tuition payment. Please call 646-312-5000 for details.

    STUDENT LOANS <back to top>
    Students have the right to borrow from any lender they choose. The choice of a lender is ultimately your decision.

    Here are some things to consider as you review possible lenders for both federal and private loans:

    • The interest rate of the loan
    • The repayment schedule and monthly amounts
    • How long is the total repayment period
    • The total amount that you will have to repay over the life of the loan
    • Penalties for missing monthly payments
    • Options for loan consolidation

    Payment Plans

    Our division offers payment plan opportunities to students enrolled in our full-time English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Payment plans are not available for part-time students. Please call 646-312-5000 for more details.

    IRS EDUCATION CREDITS <back to top>
    If you are eligible, the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) allows you to apply for education credits for yourself and your family.

    The Hope Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit are education credits you can subtract in full from your Federal income tax, not just from your taxable income. Use Form 8863 to claim either of these credits.

    IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education, provides more information regarding eligibility and instructions. Contact the IRS at 1-800-TAX-FORM (829-3676) or visit their web site at www.IRS.gov and search for "education credits" for more details.