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Paying for College

Education is one of the most important investments you'll ever make. Don’t let the price tag be the only deciding factor. By choosing Manhattan College, a nationally-ranked leader in return on investment, you'll get the added value of a school that launches graduates to success. In addition, Manhattan College offers plenty of resources that can help you get the most for your money.

Here are some ways to save on your tuition bill:

(from the office of Financial Aid Administration)

  • Get good grades

    The best way to get a scholarship for college is to get good grades in high school. This includes your academic performance in high school and your SAT/ACT score. Your overall cumulative GPA in high school is very important, but so are your academic record and extracurricular activities. For example, if you excel in athletics, you might be eligible for an athletic scholarship
  • Apply for scholarships

    Applying for scholarships is a great way to save on your tuition bill. Manhattan College has a number of scholarships, grants and special programs available to help you pay for college. You can ask your guidance counselor for advice, and speak with an expert in our Office of Financial Aid for help finding the best scholarship for you. This Outside Scholarships Blog is updated frequently by our office of Financial Aid.

    You can also use a scholarship search engine like www.fastweb.com. This tool helps you find a scholarship based on your strengths and interests that are funded by companies and nonprofit foundations, such as AT&T and the Coca-Cola Foundation.
  • Don’t forget your FAFSA

    Submit your FAFSA. It’s the key to getting grants, scholarships, work-study programs and federal student loans. Without filling out your FAFSA, you won’t be eligible for any of this valuable financial aid Make sure to fill out your FAFSA before the deadline, so we can determine your financial aid options. 

  • File for state aid

    If you are a New York resident, filing for state aid is an option in your FAFSA application. State aid includes the New York State Higher Education Loan Program and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). If you are interested in pursuing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) major, you can potentially qualify for the NYS STEM Incentive Program which provides tuition awards and scholarships. 

  • Get an on-campus job

    If you filed your FAFSA, you may be eligible for a work-study position on campus. Working on campus is a great way to gain experience to add to your resume while making money. There are jobs for all majors and interests. Visit this page to learn more about student employment

  • For Veterans

    Are you a veteran, service member, or a dependent of one? Air Force ROTC and the Yellow Ribbon Program are two programs that offer financial assistance. Visit this page to learn more about eligibility for these programs and how to apply. 

  • For Graduate Students

    If you’re a graduate student looking to supplement your income while pursuing your studies, a graduate assistantship is a great option. A GA position will not only help finance your graduate degree, but provide you with professional experience in the higher education work environment. Find out more information about qualifying for a GA position and how to apply.

Frequently Asked Question:

How can you earn money without leaving campus? Watch this video to find out.