Financial Aid
Other Aid Programs

Federal Aid to Native Americans
New York State Aid to Native Americans
New York State Vocational Rehabilitation
Veteran's Benefits
Special New York State Programs
Other State Programs

These aid sources may not be available to all students and do not usually represent a substantial portion of most financial aid packages. However, they may be of significant benefit to those students who qualify. Students should contact their high school guidance offices or the individual programs listed for further information. All students are encouraged to spend time in their local libraries, guidance offices or the internet researching lesser-known aid opportunities that may be available to them.

Federal Aid to Native Americans
Source
: Federal Government
Awarded by: Federal Government

Eligibility:
Enrolled members of a Federally recognized Indian Tribe, Alaska Natives, or 1/4 degree Indian blood descendent of a Federally recognized tribe. Must attend full-time in a degree program.

Value:
Dependent upon need and availability of funds.

How Determined:
Higher ED Grants are administered by your tribe. Grants may be awarded in successive years if student is making satisfactory academic progress, shows financial need, and funding is available.

How to Apply:
Information and application materials are available from the education office of the tribe with which you are affiliated or possess membership.

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New York State Aid to Native Americans
Source
: New York State Government
Awarded by: New York State Government

Eligibility:
Members listed on an official tribal role of a New York State tribe, or children of enrolled members who are New York State residents.

Value:
Up to $2,000 per year for full-time study.

How Determined:
Eligibility is determined by the New York State Education Department, Native American Education Unit.

How to Apply:
Applications are available from the New York State Education Department, Native American Education Unit, Room 347, EBA, Albany, NY 12234. 518.474.0537.

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New York State Vocational Rehabilitation
Source
: New York State Government
Awarded by: New York State Government

Eligibility:
Individuals who have a disability that interferes with employment may qualify. Eligibility decisions are made on an individual basis by the New York State Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities.

Value:
Grant awards vary depending upon the applicant's individual circumstances.

How Determined:
Administered by the New York State Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) through its regional offices.

How to Apply:
Contact your local New York State VESID Office or visit the New York State Vocational Rehabilitation website.

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Veteran's Benefits
Source
: Federal Government
Awarded by: Federal Government

Eligibility:
Veterans based on their service and/or participation in VA Educational Programs, children of deceased veterans, or disabled veterans with a service-related disability may qualify.

Value:
Dependent upon length of service, number of dependents, and number of semester hours the student is carrying.

How Determined:
Based on eligibility criteria established by the Federal Veterans Administration.

How to Apply:
Contact your local Veterans Administration Office, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, call 1.800.827.1000, or contact the AU School Certifying Official (SCO) located in the AU Student Service Center, 607.871.2123.

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Special New York State Programs

Eligibility:
New York State offers and coordinates several specialized scholarship and grant opportunities for students. In general, students must be New York State residents attending an approved program in New York State full-time. Specific eligibility criteria vary according to the program.

Value:
For further information, contact New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, Student Information at 888.697.4372 (toll-free), visit the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation website, or Alfred University's Student Financial Aid Office. A listing of some of these programs follows:

  • Scholarship for Academic Excellence
  • Memorial Scholarship for Families of Deceased Police Officers, Peace Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service Workers
  • Regents Award for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans
  • Veterans Tuition Awards
  • World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship
  • Military Service Recognition Scholarship
  • Flight 587 Memorial Scholarship
  • Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarship
  • NY State Math & Science Teaching Incentive Program

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Other State Grant Programs

Eligibility:
Varies from state to state. Generally, students must be enrolled full-time and demonstrate financial need according to their state agency's formula. Students who are residents of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maryland, Michigan, and the District of Columbia may use their state grants at Alfred University.

Value:
Varies from state to state.

How Determined:
Awards are usually based on financial need.

How to Apply:
Contact your state grant agency or high school guidance counselor.

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Alfred University
Student Financial Aid Office
Alumni Hall
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802

Ph: 607.871.2159
Fx: 607.871.2252

Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 M-F

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