Choosing to further your education is a big decision that involves many other decisions! It’s normal to have questions and not know where to begin. For some guidance, take a look through the following FAQs and resources:
There are many programs designed to support students from low-income households. Some programs provide significant aid, while others even cover full tuition, room and board.
Be sure to complete the FAFSA form, in order to be considered for need-based aid, such as the programs mentioned above, grants, work study, and loans.
Consider attending community college or a trade school.
Community college, sometimes referred to as junior college, offers relatively affordable higher education that leads to an associate's degree. Students often transfer credits earned from community college and complete a bachelor's degree. Click here to read more.
A trade school, sometimes referred to as a vocational school, technical school, or vocational college, is a post-secondary institution that's designed to give you technical skills to prepare you for a specific occupation. Program lengths vary, but typically, they can range from anywhere from eight months to two years. A trade school can help you earn a job as a(n):
Unlike a four-year college, you don't graduate from a trade school with a bachelor's degree. Usually, upon completion of the program, you'll receive a diploma or trade certificate acknowledging that you successfully finished. For some programs, you can earn an associate degree, which is the degree you get from a two-year college. Click here to read more.
The Common Application is accepted by over 900 schools.
The Common Black College Application allows you to apply to over 60 historically black colleges and universities for one payment of $20.
The CUNY Application allows you to apply to up to 6 CUNY schools.
The SUNY Application allows you to apply to individual schools throughout New York State - predominantly Upstate and in Long Island.
You may be eligible for application fee waivers; contact Ms. Wong to find out more.
It is advised that you apply to at least six schools -
In order to create your college list/determine which schools are likely, target, and reaches, take a look at the academic average ranges of the most recently accepted classes of schools, and compare them to your own academic averages.
It is strongly advised that you visit the school's campus before accepting an offer.